Greek Tourism - Basic Figures 2000
Contribution to GDP 16,6% [WTTC]
Contribution to Employment 19,2% of total employment [WTTC]
Total Employment 788.300 [WTTC]
International Tourism Receipts 10,1 bn. €  [BoG]
International Tourist Arrivals 12,4 mi.
Average per capita tourism expenditure 813 €
Market Share 1,8% World, 3,2% Europe
Seasonality 51,2% of international tourist arrivals are recorded in July - August - September
Concentration of Supply 53% of hotel beds are concentrated in 3 areas of Greece [HCH]
Hotel Capacity 8.073 hotels / 593.990 beds [HCH]
Top 5 markets Germany (2.345.440), U.K (2.932.342), Italy (889.925), France (726.816), Netherlands (715.926) [H.ST. & BoG]
Top 5 airports (in international tourist arrivals) Athens (2.802.397), Heraklion (2.068.485), Rhodes (1.368.015), Corfu (971.927), Kos (682.650) [HELL.STAT.]

2000 Performance

Greece - Competitors
2000 Performance Indexes Greece Spain Cyprus Turkey Egypt Croatia
Ranking - International Tourist Arrivals 12th 3rd below
 50th
16th 31st 27th
Ranking - International Tourism Receipts 11th 3rd below 
50th
13th 25th 39th
International Tourist Arrivals 2000 (in mi.) 12,4 46,4 2,7 9,6 5,1 5,3
International Tourism Receipts - 2000 bn USD 9,2 30,0 1,9 7,6 4,3 2,8
Average per capita tourism expenditure per trip in USD 741 646 703 791 843 528
World Market Share - International Tourist Arrivals 1,8% 6,9% 0,4% 1,4% 0,8% 0,8%
World Market Share - International Tourism Receipts 1,9% 6,3% 0,4% 1.6% 0,9% 0,6%

Source: SETE, data processed by Hell. Stat Authority, UNWTO, WEF