Greece's tourism industry is expecting to welcome 32 million international visitors in 2018, in what will be a record year for the sector, according to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Thursday.
Addressing the Greek Tourism Confederations (SETE) 26th Open General Assembly at the Megaron Music Hall, Tsipras said that recent data indicates that tourism revenues this year will be 12.8 percent higher than 2017.
The Greek PM highlighted that after three consecutive years with a record number of tourists, “we do not have to repeat the bet for this year’s Greek tourism course”. Tsipras said most certainly this year will exceed those increasing figures.
“We are also expected to break this year’s record for Greek tourism, with the forecasts set at about 32 million foreign visitors”, while he stressed that it will be “the best year in the history of Greek tourism”. He went on to says that according to recent tourism receipts, the incoming tourist traffic is up 12.8% compared to last year.