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ID number:601462
Published: 13.04.2007.
Language: English
Level: College/University
Literature: n/a
References: Not used

2. Aims:
To explore tourism development in Greece
To find out tourism importance in Greece
Find out information about tourism in Greece;
Compare statistics
To draw a conclusion
4. General information about Greece:
Border countries: Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Macedonia
The Capital is Athens
Greece has about 2 000 islands
Official language – greek
Highest mountain is Olympus
5. Greece gained independence from the Ottoman Empire in 1829. Greek National Independence Day is celebrated on March 25 each year
In Greece live almost 11 million people
Currency – Euro/ In year 2000 Greece adopted the Euro, replacing the official currency drachmas
In European Union – since 1981
The earliest traces of human habitation in Greece date from the Palaeolithic period (120,000 – 10,000 B.C. approximately).
6. Greece has been a WTO member since 1 January 1995
The WTO forecasts that Greek tourism will grow at an average annual rate of 4.1% till 2015, with revenues reaching EUR 60.3 billion
the WTO forecasts that in year 2015, 20.8% of local employment will be linked to tourism (from 18% currently),
7. Tourism revenue
According to WTO estimates, Greek tourism revenues in year 2005 rised to EUR 31.7 billion.
In 2006 tourism provided 15% of GDP
The Greek government plans to create 150,000 jobs in the tourism industry in 10-year's time, and to increase the ratio of tourism revenue in GDP from the current 15 percent up to 35-40 percent.
8. Outbound tourism
The outbound Greek travel market has increased substantially during the last 15 years.
25.8 % of Greeks travel abroad once a year
6.1 % of Greeks travel abroad twice a year
Greeks spend around one billion dollars on their travel, placing them among the highest travel spenders
Most popular destinations are UK and Italy. More than 20 % of greek travellers go to visit UK and Italy every year.
9. Inbound tourism…

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