Greek tourism figures 2008


Greek tourism at a glance - 2008 figures
international tourist arrivals15.938.806
international tourism receipts11.635,9 mi. €
average per capita tourism expenditure730 €
seasonality51% of int. tourist arrivals between July and September
market share based on international tourist arrivals1,7% world, 3,3% Europe
contribution to GDP16,8%
contribution to employment18,7%
total employment854.400
hotel capacity9.385 units / 715.857 beds
concentration of supply66% of hotel beds are concentrated in 4 areas of Greece
top 5 markets based on int. tourism receipts (mi. €)Germany (1.915,8), U.K. (1.869,3), Italy (823,8), France (778,3), U.S.A. (726,1)

source: tourism generis, based on data provided by the Bank of Greece, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, the UNWTO and the WTTC