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Tourist revenue increased in January-April

Tourist revenue increased in January-April

Tourism revenue jumped 28 pct reaching 900 million euros in January-April 2014, while tourist arrivals increased 21.1 pct compared with the same period last year exceeding 1.9 million, the Bank of Greece (BoG) said on Monday, reports Athens News Agency.

Tourist arrivals from the EU 28 reached 1,022 million, up 23 pct compared with the same period in 2013. Arrivals from third countries increased 19 pct to 893,000, while arrivals from eurozone countries increased 15.3 pct and arrivals from other EU countries increased 32.9 pct.

Tourist arrivals from France dropped 9 pct, while arrivals from Germany and the UK increased 14.8 pct and 44.2 pct respectively.

Arrivals from Russia increased 54.2 pct at 37,000 and arrivals from the United States rose 24 pct at 58,000.

As regards tourism revenues, the biggest increase, 32.4 pct at 412 million euros, was recorded from countries outside the EU 28, while tourism revenues from EU 28 countries increased 25.3 pct to 446 million euros compared with the same period in 2013.

A considerable increase of 32.7 pct at 34 million euros was recorded in tourism revenues from Russia, while tourism revenues from the United States increased 2.1 pct to 50 million euros.