Tourist Arrivals from Finland to Greece Seen up in 2020

FILE - Tourists take photographs as the ancient Acropolis hill is seen in the background in Athens (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)

ATHENS – A further 10 pct increase is expected in Finnish tourist arrivals to Greece in 2020, after an 11.5 pct increase in 2019, when 322,549 Finns had visited Greece by November 30. According to official figures from the Association of Finnish Tourist Agents, in 2019 – and for the first time in the history of the Association – Greece surpassed Spain in sales of tourist packages, accounting for 35 pct of total sales.

These optimistic figures were released during the 2020 MATKA Nordic Travel Fair – held at the Messukeskus Exhibition Center in Helsinki from January 16 to January 20.

The Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) participated in the fair, along with 700 exhibitors around the world, while visitors exceeded 68,000.