Road visitors in decline this year

The number of visitors coming into Greece by road is slipping this year after coming to 8.8 million in 2018. These visitors accounted for 29 percent of the total of 30.3 million (without cruise passengers) who visited the country last year, according to a new study by the Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation (INSETE) on the prospects of tourism by road this year.

Data for 2019 show a drop in road visitors every month so far on a year-on-year basis, with the total in H1 coming to 536,000 visitors, or 12 percent below the first half of 2018.

The picture, however, varies depending on the entry point into Greece, as arrivals from Albania have reverted to positive levels since May, while those from Bulgaria have dropped steadily by more than 10 percent since the start of the year. Road arrivals from North Macedonia showed an annual increase in April and June, and a...

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