Greek Tourism - Basic Figures 2006
Contribution to GDP 17,8% [WTTC]
Contribution to Employment 19,8% of total employment [WTTC]
Total Employment 885.600 [WTTC]
International Tourism Receipts 11,4 bn. €  [BoG]
International Tourist Arrivals 15,2 mi.
Average per capita tourism expenditure 746 €
Market Share 1,8% World, 3,3% Europe
Seasonality 49% 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 9.111 hotels / 700.933 beds [HCH]
Top 5 markets Germany (2.267.961), U.K (2.615.836), Italy (1.187.598), France (712.131), Netherlands (782.154) [H.ST. & BoG]
Top 5 airports (in international tourist arrivals) Athens (3.698.953), Heraklion (2.063.030), Rhodes (1.291.429), Thessaloniki (736.873), Corfu (828.740) [HELL.STAT.]

2006 Performance

Greece - Competitors
2006 Performance Indexes Greece Spain Cyprus Turkey Egypt Croatia
Ranking - International Tourist Arrivals 17th 2nd below
 50th
12th 24th 23rd
Ranking - International Tourism Receipts 12th 2nd below 
50th
9th 28th 26th
International Tourist Arrivals 2006 (in mi.) 15,2 58,0 2,4 18,9 8,6 8,0
% change in arrivals 2000 - 2006   25% -11,1% 97% 69,5% 63,4%
International Tourism Receipts - 2006 bn USD 14,3 51,3 2,4 16,9 7,6 8,0
% change in receipts 2000-2006 55,4% 70,3% 26,4% 122.4% 76,7% 182,1%
Average per capita tourism expenditure per trip in USD   884 992 891 878 1.000
World Market Share - International Tourist Arrivals 1,8% 6,9% 0,3% 2,2% 1,0% 1,0%
World Market Share - International Tourism Receipts 1,9% 6,9% 0,3% 2,3% 1,0% 1,1%

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