Bank of Greece: Record September for Greek Tourism

The best month with a double-digit increase in both arrivals and receipts was by far this September for Greek tourism, according Bank of Greece data, with revenues for the first nine months approaching €13 billion.

In particular, arrivals of non-resident travelers and related revenue grew by 11,8% and 15,5% respectively, while the double-digit rates were maintained during the nine-month period since the two indicators increased by 10,3%.

In particular, according to the balance of payments of the Bank of Greece for September 2017, the revenue reached €2,47 billion from €2,14 billion in September 2016, while in the same month in 2015, tourism revenue amounted to €2,18 billion.

Significantly higher are the nine-month data for Greek tourism compared to 2016. The revenue amounted to €12,994 billion from €11,78 billion in January-September 2016, while the performance in 2017 is moving higher than in the best nine months of 2015 when the corresponding figures had reached 12,79 billion euros.

It should be pointed out that 2013 was the first year in which the nine-month tourist revenue exceeded the psychological limit of €10 billion (€10,7 billion), as well as the September of the same year, was the first with revenues of over 2 billion euros (from €1,7 billion in 2012 and €1,61 billion in 2011).