Tourist arrivals in Greece are expected to rise by about 8.0% in 2006, with the
same increase seen for 2007, the Institute of Tourism Research and Forecasts
said in a report released on Tuesday. The calculation for 2006 was based on arrivals for September, the institute
said in the report entitled Greek Economy and Tourism, and published by the Athens News Agency.
Revenue from tourism in 2006 is forecast to rise by 10%-11%.
In 2005, the rate of increase of arrivals was 5.6%.
“2005 may, without exaggeration be characterised as the starting point for a
new and profitable course for tourism and overall economic growth,” the