ECONOMY

Tourism to build on last year’s massive growth

Following last year’s 22.1 percent increase in arrivals, the highest in Europe, Greek tourism is continuing to gain ground this year.

Total bookings in the hotels’ online systems are still showing an rise for 2015, while the balance of foreign press reports on Greece as a holiday destination remains positive too.

Negative references only concern the possibility of adverse developments in the Greek economy and their likely impact on tourism activity.

STR Global data also showed a 14.5 percent rise in Athens hotel occupancy in December.