Following the recent dip in the country’s holiday arrivals figures, October has brought welcome news to the Greek economy as the nation experiences a record number of visitors this autumn. This is shown in the rise of international arrivals from last year’s 697,000 for October 2012 to 847,000 last month, which is a figure that is up 21.52 per cent.

From the beginning of this year the Mediterranean country started to see an increase in the number of international visitors flying in from abroad on Greek singles holidays and have already seen a 10 per cent increase in bookings for early 2014. Crete is said to be one area experiencing such a surge in popularity, as its Heraklion Airport saw an increase in arrivals by 18 per cent.

It is thought that these positive figures are a result of the Greek tourism industry putting in a considerable amount of work to improve and promote the sector in a bid to encourage future visitors to their beautiful country.

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