Huge rise in spending by British tourists

Huge rise in spending by British tourists

The Germans continue to be the biggest source of tourism revenues for Greece, even if their spending did post a 0.2 percent decline in 2019 compared to 2018, taking it to 2.956 billion euros, according to Bank of Greece data.

In contrast, takings from British tourists posted a major increase, as they reached 2.556 billion, up by 31.9 percent from 2018.

Revenues from French tourists also posted remarkable growth, amounting to 14.5 percent year-on-year, to reach 1.092 billion euros.

Takings from countries outside the EU-28 registered a rise of 14.2 percent, with Russians spending 27.3 percent more last year.

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