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Travel and Tourism - Greece - February 2012

Greece is a leading European tourist destination, attracting over 16.5 million visitors in 2011. The country is an important source of sun and sea tourism, with the bulk of tourists attracting large numbers of Europeans. A high proportion of visitors (50%) travel to the Greek mainland and its archipelago of islands at the height of the European summer– July through to September.

In recent years, however, Greece has received global media attention for reasons aside from tourism. The country has endured several years of recession, but unlike other European markets, has had to rely on financial assistance from other countries to enable its economy to function. In 2011 and 2012, the situation surrounding the Greek economy has proven, and continues to prove, problematic. Domestic tourism has waned, although the negative press does not appear to have significantly impacted inbound tourism.

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  • Tourist arrivals - overnights and expenditure
  • Purpose of visit - business, leisure or VFR
  • Accommodation supply - operating performance
  • Tourism policy - management
  • Transport - access and infrastructure
  • Tourism funding - promotion and future development

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Table of contents

  1. Greece: Key Facts

    • Introduction

      • Data Sources

          • History
            • Geography
            • Attractions

              • Tourism and the Economy

                  • Austerity measures
                    • Leaving the Eurozone?
                      • Figure 1: GDP of Greece, 2006-10
                    • Tourism revenues
                      • Figure 2: International tourism receipts, 2008-10
                  • Arrivals

                        • Figure 3: International tourism arrivals, 2007-10
                      • International
                          • Figure 4: International arrivals to Greece, by region, 2009-10
                          • Figure 5: Leading sources of international arrivals to Greece, 2007-10
                        • Domestic
                          • Figure 6: Domestic tourism undertaken by Greek residents*, 2007-10
                      • Market Characteristics

                        • International
                          • Purpose of visit
                            • Seasonality
                              • Figure 7: Arrivals of non-residents at hotels and similar establishments, 2008-09*
                            • Length of stay
                              • Domestic
                                • Purpose of visit
                                  • Seasonality
                                    • Figure 8: Number of nights taken on domestic holidays (4+ nights), by Greek residents*, 2008-09**
                                  • Length of stay
                                    • Figure 9: Length of stay of domestic holidays (4+ nights) taken by Greek residents* aged 15+, 2008-09**
                                • Transport

                                    • Figure 10: Total arrivals by mode of transport, 2009-10
                                  • Air
                                    • LCCs take advantage of cut in airport fees
                                      • Figure 11: Non-resident air arrivals by airport, 2009-10
                                    • Road
                                      • Rail
                                        • Sea
                                        • Accommodation

                                            • Figure 12: Tourist arrivals of Greek residents and foreigners (non-residents) in Greek accommodation, 2008-09*
                                          • Domestic trends
                                            • Figure 13: Types of accommodation used by Greek tourists on holidays over four nights, 2009*
                                        • Tourism News

                                            • Greek Tourism 2020
                                            • What Next?

                                              Travel and Tourism - Greece - February 2012

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