“Our statistical knowledge on Greek tourism clearly reveals that the nation’s tourism is coming into a brand new state of recession of unknown period,” Normal Supervisor of the Affiliation of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) George Drakopoulos mentioned.
SETE just lately launched statistics on Greek tourism for 2009 in an version entitled “Greek Tourism: Info & Figures.”
“I want to observe that the availability of complete statistics for Greek tourism must be offered by the federal government and never by the personal sector,” Mr. Drakopoulos advised GTP.
Based on the statistics launched by SETE, Greek tourism fell in 2009 -a 12 months marked by the worldwide monetary crisis- with worldwide tourism income restricted to 10.4 billion euros (-10.6 p.c in contrast with 2008) and worldwide vacationer arrivals to 14.9 million (-6.4 p.c in contrast with 2008).
In 2009 Greek tourism’s contribution to the nation’s GDP dropped to fifteen.2 p.c from 18.5 p.c in 2008, in response to knowledge offered by the UNWTO and the World Financial Discussion board.
Greece’s proportion within the European Market share reached 3.2 p.c and within the World Market Share reached 1.7 p.c.
Hellenic Statistical Authority and UNWTO knowledge confirmed that worldwide vacationer arrivals in 2009 in opposition to 2008 figures noticed Greece with 15 million arrivals (-0,9 p.c), Spain with 52 million arrivals (-8,7 p.c), Cyprus with two million arrivals (-10, 9 p.c) and Croatia with 9 million arrivals (–0,9 p.c). Turkey offered a two p.c improve in worldwide vacationer arrivals (26 million arrivals).
The market share of Greece’s two key markets, Germany and the UK, dropped final 12 months to fifteen.9 p.c and 14.2 p.c respectively (equal to 2.364 million and a pair of.112 million arrivals respectively) in contrast with 19.4 p.c and 22.4 p.c in 2000 (2.395 million and a pair of.772 million arrivals).
Nevertheless, optimistic information for Greece got here from different markets equivalent to France with a market share of 6.5 p.c in 2009 (962.435 arrivals) from 4.9 p.c in 2000, Italy with 6.3 p.c from 6.7 p.c and the Netherlands with 4.4 p.c from 5.3 p.c.
As for 2010, in response to preliminary figures of the Civil Aviation Authority launched by SETE, overseas arrivals throughout the January-June 2010 interval had been diminished by 3.26 p.c and solely in June arrivals dropped 3.91 p.c.
Based on the info, throughout the first six months of this 12 months, Greek airports welcomed 129,907 much less overseas arrivals than final 12 months.
“We now have an image of the primary six months of 2010 so principally our conclusion from the 2009 knowledge has been confirmed,” George Drakopoulos advised GTP.