The following article of New York Times, was published in 2013, forecasting that the tourist arrivals will reach the number of 24 million in 2021.
The Greek dream has appeared to be better than this optimistic forecasting!
Now it is 2015, 6 years earlier than 2021, and Greece has more than 25 million arrivals!
Greece is jumping year after year, to a new record. New investments in tourism sector, new hotels, many new luxury villas.
Do not hesitate, invest now at the most beautiful European country, Greece.
See the article in 2013 below:
(ATHENS, Greece) — Foreign arrivals in financially struggling Greece increased 12.3 percent in the first half of 2013, official data show, backing government hopes of a bumper year for the key Greek tourism industry.
The national statistical authority said Wednesday that a total 5.42 million non-residents arrived in January-June, compared to 4.82 million a year earlier.
It noted a significant increase in arrivals from the U.S., Russia, Germany, Bulgaria, France and Asia.
Tourism accounts for more than 15 percent of Greece’s gross domestic product. Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras said this week that he expects total arrivals for the year to exceed 17 million, compared to 15.5 million in 2012.
Tourism industry officials hope arrivals can reach 24 million by 2021.