Greek Tourism - Basic Figures 2002
Contribution to GDP 16,5% [WTTC]
Contribution to Employment 19% of total employment [WTTC]
Total Employment 796.200 [WTTC]
International Tourism Receipts 10,3 bn. €  [BoG]
International Tourist Arrivals 12,6 mi.
Average per capita tourism expenditure 819 €
Market Share 1,8% World, 3,2% Europe
Seasonality 50,3% 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 8.527 hotels / 626.914 beds [HCH]
Top 5 markets Germany (2.510.849), U.K (2.858.360), Italy (805.008), France (735.568), Netherlands (721.413) [H.ST. & BoG]
Top 5 airports (in international tourist arrivals) Athens (3.075.215), Heraklion (1.988.953), Rhodes (1.242.375), Corfu (940.968), Kos (603.857  [HELL.STAT.]

2002 Performance

Greece - Competitors
2002 Performance Indexes Greece Spain Cyprus Turkey Egypt Croatia
Ranking - International Tourist Arrivals 15th 2nd below
 50th
14th 35th 24th
Ranking - International Tourism Receipts 11th 2nd below 
50th
8th 31th 30th
International Tourist Arrivals 2002 (in mi.) 12,6 52,3, 2,4 12,8 4,9 6,9
% change in arrivals 2000 - 2002 1,6% 12,7% -11,1% 33,3% -3,9% 30,2%
International Tourism Receipts - 2002 bn USD 9,7 33,8 1,9 11,9 3,8 3,8
% change in receipts 2000-2002 5,4% 12,7% -2,1% 56,6% -11,6 35,7%
Average per capita tourism expenditure per trip in USD 769 646 775 929 775 550
World Market Share - International Tourist Arrivals 1,8% 7,4% 0,3% 1,8% 0,7% 1,0%
World Market Share - International Tourism Receipts 2,0% 7,0% 0,4% 2,5% 0,8% 0,8%

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