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Tourism continues strong growth

Tourists from abroad continue to stream into Greece in even larger numbers. For the month of June, foreign arrivals increased 15.26% against the same month last year and overnights increased by 8.14%.
According to the National Statistic Service, a similar increase in arrival<.>s (16%) was posted for the entire three-month period of April-June. Overnights at licensed lodging units, however, for the three-month period increased by only 4.74%.
Hotels on Rhodes and Crete were the big winners for the period with overnights up by 19.77% and 13.23% respectively. Athens proved the big loser this year. Just for the month of June, overnights were down 11.4%. Most loses came from the A and B category units within the capital.
Record Number Of Tourists On Rhodes
A record number of tourists arrived on the southeastern Aegean island of Rhodes during the first week of August, and a further increase is expected, according to the Hellenic Tourism Organization (EOT).
Official data collected by the organization show that 82,953 tourists enjoyed holidays on the island, compared to 77,441 during the same period last year, with a barrage of charter flights expected up until the end of the month.
Of the above total arrivals, a mere 4,729 were domestic holidaymakers …

Tourists from abroad continue to stream into Greece in even larger numbers. For the month of June, foreign arrivals increased 15.26% against the same month last year and overnights increased by 8.14%.
According to the National Statistic Service, a similar increase in arrival s (16%) was posted for the entire three-month period of April-June. Overnights at licensed lodging units, however, for the three-month period increased by only 4.74%.
Hotels on Rhodes and Crete were the big winners for the period with overnights up by 19.77% and 13.23% respectively. Athens proved the big loser this year. Just for the month of June, overnights were down 11.4%. Most loses came from the A and B category units within the capital.
Record Number Of Tourists On Rhodes
A record number of tourists arrived on the southeastern Aegean island of Rhodes during the first week of August, and a further increase is expected, according to the Hellenic Tourism Organization (EOT).
Official data collected by the organization show that 82,953 tourists enjoyed holidays on the island, compared to 77,441 during the same period last year, with a barrage of charter flights expected up until the end of the month.
Of the above total arrivals, a mere 4,729 were domestic holidaymakers – a decline from last year’s 5,348 from the 77,441 total. The reason sited for the decline was poor ferryboat service and last minute planning on the part of Greek tourists.
This seven per cent increase includes tourists staying in lodging units with official permits from the tourism organization. However, because of the large number of “other” lodgings available in rented rooms and apartments, unofficial data indicate that the number of tourists vacationing on Rhodes during the first week in August exceed 120,000.

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