Greek Tourism - Basic Figures 2001
Contribution to GDP 17,1% [WTTC]
Contribution to Employment 19,4% of total employment [WTTC]
Total Employment 796.600 [WTTC]
International Tourism Receipts 10,6 bn. €  [BoG]
International Tourist Arrivals 13 mi.
Average per capita tourism expenditure 813 €
Market Share 1,9% World, 3,4% Europe
Seasonality 51,3% of international tourist arrivals are recorded in July - August - September
Concentration of Supply 52% of hotel beds are concentrated in 3 areas of Greece [HCH]
Hotel Capacity 8.285 hotels / 608.104 beds [HCH]
Top 5 markets Germany (2.345.440), U.K (2.932.324), Italy (889.925, France (726.816), Netherlands (715.926) [H.ST. & BoG]
Top 5 airports (in international tourist arrivals) Athens (2.977.658), Heraklion 5.064.314), Rhodes (1.354.900), Corfu (974.975), Kos (711.990) [HELL.STAT.]

2001 Performance

Greece - Competitors
2001 Performance Indexes Greece Spain Cyprus Turkey Egypt Croatia
Ranking - International Tourist Arrivals 12th 2nd below
 50th
15th 34th 23rd
Ranking - International Tourism Receipts 11th 2nd below 
50th
10th 28th 35th
International Tourist Arrivals 2001 (in mi.) 13,0 49,5 2,7 10,8 4,4 6,5
% change in arrivals 2000 - 2001 4,8% 6,7% 0,0% 12,5% -13,7% 22,6%
International Tourism Receipts - 2001 bn USD 9,5 32,9 1,9 10,1 3,8 3,3
% change in receipts 2000-2001 3,3% 9,7% 0,0% 32,9% -11,6% 17,9%
Average per capita tourism expenditure per trip in USD 730 664 703 935 863 507
World Market Share - International Tourist Arrivals 1,9% 7,2% 0,4% 1,6% 0,6% 1,0%
World Market Share - International Tourism Receipts 2,0% 7,1% 0,4% 2,2% 0,8% 0,7%

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