ECONOMY

UK tourists outspend other visitors in year to end-May

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British tourists increased their expenditures in Greece over the first five months of the year by 68.1 percent, compared to the same period in 2014, according to data released on Wednesday by the Bank of Greece.

Overall, Greece welcomed 27.1 percent more tourists in the year to end-May, reaching 4.53 million against 3.57 million a year earlier.

Total tourism receipts came to 2.2 billion euros against 1.9 billion in 2014, representing an increase of 15 percent. Britons topped the spending chart as they accounted for 324.6 million euros, with the Germans falling to second place with total expenditures of318 million euros.