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Video feature | Greek tourism hopes to climb out of its slump

After a dip in tourism caused by political and social instability, Greece’s tourism industry may be bouncing back to pre-crisis levels. According to the Ministry of Tourism, the country is expected to receive a record of 17 million tourists this year and meet its revenue goal of 11 billion euros. And so far, the month of June has posted an impressive growth as arrivals to the country’s main airport increased by 14.6 percent compared to the same period last year. Several hotels have also reported a 100 percent occupancy rate. But many vendors in Athens say that despite the increase in tourism, their sales continue to remain low.