Greek Tourism - Basic Figures 2008
Contribution to GDP 16,8% [WTTC]
Contribution to Employment 18.7% of total employment [WTTC]
Total Employment 854.400 [WTTC]
International Tourism Receipts 11,6 bn. €  [BoG]
International Tourist Arrivals 15,9 mi.
Average per capita tourism expenditure 730 €
Market Share 1,7% World, 3,3% Europe
Seasonality 50% 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 9.385 hotels / 715.857 beds [HCH]
Top 5 markets Germany (2.469.151), U.K (2.278.014), France  (910.021), Italy (1.099.983), Netherlands (756.940)
 [H.ST]
Top 5 airports (in international tourist arrivals) Athens (3.472.845), Heraklion (2.135.198), Rhodes (1.369.406), Thessaloniki (919.677), Corfu (806.713) [HELL.STAT.]

2008 Performance

Greece - Competitors

2008 Performance Indexes

Greece

Spain Cyprus Turkey Egypt Croatia
Ranking - International Tourist Arrivals 16th 3rd below
 50th
8th 20th 26th
Ranking - International Tourism Receipts 12th 2nd below 
50th
9th 25th 26th
International Tourist Arrivals 2008 (in mi.) 15,9 57,2 2,4 25,0 12,3 8,7
% change in arrivals 2000 - 2008 28,2% 23,3% -11% 160,4% 141,1% 77,6%
International Tourism Receipts - 2008 bn USD 17,1 62,0 2,8 22,0 11,0 11,3
% change in receipts 2000-2008 85,9% 105% 42,1% 189,5% 155,8% 292,9%
Average per capita tourism expenditure per trip in USD 1.075 1.084 1.152 878 893 1.302
World Market Share - International Tourist Arrivals 1,7% 6,2% 0,3% 2,7% 1,3% 1%
World Market Share - International Tourism Receipts 1,8% 6,6% 0,3% 2,3% 1,3% 1,2%

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