The tourist flow from Russia to Greece grew by one third in 2016
“Almost 900,000 Russian tourists came to Greece in 2016, which is 30℅ more than a year ago”, - said Georgy Mavrommatis - the representative of the Greek National Tourist Association. "The overall growth of the tourist flow from Russia to Greece amounted 30% in comparison with 2015, we approached the volume of 900 thousand people", - G.Mavrommatis added at the conference "Spring-Summer'17", organized by Coral Travel and Sunmar tour operators. He noted, that these are good indicators and thanked the Russian tourist industry for cooperation. According to him, about 20℅ of tourists visited Greece for the first time. "And today we can say, that the indicators of early booking have exceeded the figures of the previous year", - said G.Mavrommatis. In 2016, Crete Island was the most popular among Russians, it was visited by 42℅ of tourists. About 20℅ Russians rested at Rhodes, more than 3℅ come to Kos.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.