Greek Stability Spurs Record Summer Travel Season – Skift


Greece’s tourism sector appears to be reaping the rewards from a period of relative political stability as well as attracting many travelers who had shied away from other Mediterranean hotspots, like Turkey and Egypt, following a string of attacks.

Elena Kountoura, Greece’s alternate minister for tourism said Monday that 2016 has been “another great year for Greek tourism,” with international arrivals up 7 percent in the nine months through September compared with the year before. The four summer months from July were the best ever for the sector, she said.

“By the end of the year, international arrivals are expected to exceed 27 million, including cruise arrivals, which is a new high record for Greece,” she said at the World Travel Market in London, the industry’s biggest global gathering.

That’s a much-needed boost for a country that has spent the…


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