For the first quarter of 2019 Russian tourists spent 6 million Euros in Greece
Russian tourists spent 6 million Euros in Greece in January-March 2019, which is almost 70% more than during the same period last year, the portal Argophilia reports.
"According to the Bank of Greece, for the first quarter of 2019, the banks’ revenues amounted to 212 million (plus 40%), this is due to increased spending of travelers. Thus, British tourists spent 32 million Euros from January to March (plus 60.8%), French 12 million (plus 40.7%). The Russians left 6 million Euros in Greece, which is 69.8% more than during the same period last year,” the portal writes.
As noted by Argophilia, over the first quarter of 2019, tourists from Germany spent 1.4% less - 37 million Euros.
In March, the tourist flow to Greece amounted to 773 thousand, which is 9.1% more than during the same period last year. The increase in the number of travelers is noticeable from countries outside European Union (plus 1.8%). The number of guests from EU decreased by 8.6% and amounted to 207 thousand. Revenues from tourism in March amounted to 95 million Euros, about the same figure a year ago.
"Thus, the number of tourists from Germany in March amounted to 70 thousand (minus 20.8%), from France the tourist flow almost doubled to 30 thousand (plus 47.7%). The number of British tourists increased by 22.8% travelers (51 thousand). The largest increase in visitors was recorded from Russia - 11 thousand tourists from the Russian Federation visited Greece in March, which is one and a half times more (plus 151.7%).