This in a press release from ELSTAT. I wonder if it translates to a similar increase in revenue.
HELLENIC STATISTICAL AUTHORITY
NON-RESIDENT ARRIVALS FROM ABROAD: January - March 2013
According to the Border Statistical Survey conducted by the Bank of Greece, in the period January-
March of 2013, arrivals of non-residents from abroad increased by 4,6%, as compared with the
same period of the year 2012.
More specifically, arrivals from Europe, which account for the majority of arrivals of non-residents to
Greece (78,9%), registered a decrease of 2,6% in January-March 2013 as compared with the same
period of 2012, while arrivals from the Member States of the European Union recorded a decrease
of 3,3%. Arrivals from Bulgaria, Spain, Russia and Germany showed a significant increase in
absolute values. On the other hand, a significant decrease of arrivals, in absolute values, was
observed in the cases of United Kingdom, Cyprus, Netherlands and Belgium. As regards the
participation of non-residents arrivals by country of origin, the largest number of arrivals came from
Bulgaria (14,6%), Albania (12,5%), Germany (8,1%), Cyprus (5,9%), United Kingdom (4,5%) and
Italy (4,2%). Moreover, as regards the rest of all the continents, an increase of arrivals is observed.
The most significant increase of arrivals, in absolute values, recorded from Asia, with a large
contribution from Turkey .
As regards the means of transport and the point of entry, during the aforementioned time period, it
is observed that most arrivals are by road and by air. The main points of entry which account for
the biggest percentage of traffic, by road, are Promahonas (8,0%) and Evzoni (7,3%). As far as the
arrivals by air are concerned, the airport of Athens holds the first place with (33,1%) followed by the
airport of Thessaloniki with (8,3%) .
Detailed data for the period January-March of the years 2013 and 2012 respectively are provided
in the attached tables and charts and these can also be found on the portal of ELSTAT
(http://www.statistics.gr, under the link Statistical Themes/Tourism).
Trade and Services Statistics Division
Tel: 213 135 2951
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