Greek tourism figures 2009

Greek tourism at a glance - 2009 figures
international tourist arrivals14.914.537
international tourism receipts10.400,2 mi. €
average per capita tourism expenditure697 €
seasonality52% of int. tourist arrivals between July and September
market share based on international tourist arrivals1,7% world, 3,2% Europe
contribution to GDP15,9%
contribution to employment17,7%
total employment798.600
hotel capacity9.559 units / 732.279 beds
concentration of supply66% of hotel beds are concentrated in 4 areas of Greece
top 5 markets based on int. tourism receipts (mi. €)Germany (1.836,3), U.K. (1.624,5), France (732,3), Italy (629,4), U.S.A. (568,2)

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