Crisis: Greece's tourism grows on Russians

04 September, 13:39

(ANSAmed) - ATHENS, SEPTEMBER 4 - Tourism arrivals in Greece from Russia will register a new record this year as they are expected to reach up to 1 million people, according to the president of the Association of Hellenic Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Andreas Andreadis. Addressing a two-day Greek-Russian tourism forum at Hersonissos on Crete on Monday, he estimated the rise of Russian tourist arrivals this year to top 30% from 2011, when they had numbered 740,000, posting growth of 64% from the year before. He added that average per capita expenditure by Russian tourists in this country amounts to 1,005 euros. As a result, visitors from Russia are among the biggest spenders in Greece. The forum, titled "Chartering the Future," is set to conclude on Tuesday as Kathimerini reports. (ANSAmed).

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