Greek Tourism - Basic Figures 2003
Contribution to GDP 15,9% [WTTC]
Contribution to Employment 18,1% of total employment [WTTC]
Total Employment 776.300 [WTTC]
International Tourism Receipts 9,5 bn. €  [BoG]
International Tourist Arrivals 12,5 mi.
Average per capita tourism expenditure 762 €
Market Share 1,8% World, 3,1% Europe
Seasonality 50,6% 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 8.689 hotels / 644.898 beds [HCH]
Top 5 markets Germany (2.267.063), U.K (3.008.381), Italy (865.730), France (714.821), Netherlands (635.882) [H.ST. & BoG]
Top 5 airports (in international tourist arrivals) Athens (3.034.913), Heraklion (1.985.622), Rhodes (1.236.876), Thessaloniki (602.202), Corfu (873.564) [HELL.STAT.]

2003 Performance

Greece - Competitors
2003 Performance Indexes Greece Spain Cyprus Turkey Egypt Croatia
Ranking - International Tourist Arrivals 14th 2nd below
 50th
13th 29th 22nd
Ranking - International Tourism Receipts 10th 2nd below 
50th
9th 28th 21st
International Tourist Arrivals 2003 (in mi.) 12,5 51,8 2,3 13,3 5,7 7,4
% change in arrivals 2000 - 2003 0.5% 11,6% -14,8% 38,5% 11,8% 39,6%
International Tourism Receipts - 2003 bn USD 10,7 39,6 2,0 13,2 4,6 6,4
% change in receipts 2000-2003 16,3% 32,0% 5,3% 73,7% 7,0% 128,6%
Average per capita tourism expenditure per trip in USD 858 764 869 992 807 864
World Market Share - International Tourist Arrivals 1,8% 7,5% 0,3% 1,9% 0,8% 1,1%
World Market Share - International Tourism Receipts 2,0% 7,5% 0,4% 2,5% 0,9% 1,2%

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