Tourism rebound in 2010



First Published:22/01/2010 12:28:25

Greek tourism will recover this year, with tourist arrivals expected to rise by 8.6 pct, compared with 2009, a survey by the Academy of Tourism Research and Studies (ATEM) stated on Thursday.

In its six-month report, ATEM projects that foreign tourists visiting Greece will reach 15.5 million in 2010, on the condition that the world's economy manages to exit the ongoing crisis, the price of oil hovers at around 80 US dollar per barrel and the euro/US dollar rate remains at around 1.45.

The group, however, said that its worse scenario envisaged a 1.7-pct growth in tourist arrivals this year, with the price of a barrel of oil at around 110 US dollar per barrel and the euro/US dollar rate at roughly 1.55.



Source:  Athens News Agency
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