More Americans Visiting and Spending More in Greece

American visitors to Greece have almost doubled in the last decade, according to the latest numbers.

Nearly 1.1 million tourists visited Greece from the US in 2018, against 613,000 a decade earlier, while American tourists have already spent 118.9 percent more at 75.5 million euros in the first quarter of 2019, year-on-year, indicating a surge in interest.

Data from the Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation (INSETE) showed that American tourists brought in revenues of over 1 billion euros in 2018, against 726 million in 2008, while overnight stays rose to 11.7 million last year from 7.8 million a decade earlier.

Year-on-year, arrivals from the US grew 26.9 percent in 2018, behind the UK, Germany, France and Italy. 

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