Greek tourism seen rising 8% in 2006

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%.

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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

institute noted.

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