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increased by 64,9% January-March 2019, total receipts from cruise passengers…….
in 165 million. euro stood the travel surplus in January-March 2019, compared with a surplus 127 million. in the respective period of 2018, increased by 29,5%, according to the final data of the Bank of Greece.
This development is due to the greater increase in travel receipts (against 193 million. euro or 34,8%) this travel payments (against 155 million. euro or 36,4%). The increase in travel receipts in January-March 2019 over the corresponding period of 2018 was the result of increasing the incoming traffic non-resident travelers' 7,0%, and the average expenditure per trip during 78 euro or 26,0% (January-March 2019: 379 euro, January-March 2018: 301 euro).
In detail, increase 13,9% presented expenditure per night (January-March 2019: 63 euro, January-March 2018: 55 euro), while the average length of stay stood at 6,0 nights, increased by 10,5% compared to the same period of 2018 (5,4 nights). The total number of overnight stays in January-March 2019 increased by 18,3% and stood in 11.860 th. nights (January-March 2018: 10.026 th. nights).
The travel receipts in January-March 2019 reached 747 million. euro, an increase of 34,8% compared to the same period of 2018. This development is due to increased receipts from residents of the EU-28 is 23,2%, which amounted to 402 million. euro, accounting 53,8% of all receipts, and receipts from residents of countries outside the EU-28 in 50,6%, which amounted to 333 million. euro.
In detail, receipts from residents of euro area countries amounted to 251 million. euro, an increase of 15,9%, while receipts from residents of the EU-28 countries outside the euro zone stood at 150 million. euro, increased by 37,7%.
As for the most important countries of origin of travelers, receipts from Germany increased by 4,9% and stood at 82 million. euro, while receipts from France increased by 53,1% and stood at 27 million. euro. The revenues from the United Kingdom also increased by 70,7% and stood at 71 million. euro. Of the countries outside the EU-28, increase 74,5% They showed receipts from Russia, which amounted to 16 million. euro, while the revenues from the US rose by 113,5% and stood at 74 million. euro.
Travel receipts per trip reason
Regarding the distribution of travel expenditure by non-residents in Greece by reason of travel, the bulk of the revenues associated with Personal Travel, whose share in total expenditure amounted to 78,4% January-March 2019, against 74,7% the same period 2018, while the related revenues increased by 41,4%.
Within the class of travel for personal reasons, the largest share in total expenditure have leisure travel (January-March 2019: 50,3%, January-March 2018: 44,0%), whose revenues increased by 54,3% and stood at 376 million. euro. Travel to visit relatives / family represent 15,4% of the total and an increase in their receipts 18,8%. increase by 45,0% experienced travel for health reasons and related revenues amounted to 13 million. euro. End, receipts from travel on business grew by 15,3%, But reducing their participation in total receipts (January-March 2019: 21,6%, January-March 2018: 25,3%).
Incoming travel movement
According to the above, incoming travel movement in January-March 2019 increased by 7,0% and stood in 1.969 th. travelers, against 1.840 th. travelers the same period 2018. particularly, passenger traffic through airports increased by 19,5%, while this road through stations decreased by 5,3%. In the configuration of the travel movement contributed to the EU-28 countries, with turnout 54,5%, and countries outside the EU-28, with rate 43,8%.
January-March 2019, passenger traffic from EU-28 countries rose 0,2% compared to the same period of 2018. This development is due to the increase of 2,0% the travel traffic from EU-28 countries outside the euro zone, which stood at 557 th. travelers, as the travel motion of the euro area countries decreased by 1,7%, and stood in 515 th. travelers. Tourist traffic from countries outside the EU-28 increased by 19,1% and stood in 863 th. travelers.
particularly, decrease 9,6% showed the movement of travelers from Germany, which stood at 177 th. travelers, while the movement of travelers from France increased by 42,8% and stood in 55 th. travelers. Tourist traffic from the United Kingdom rose by 41,8% and stood in 143 th. travelers. End, from countries outside the EU-28, passenger traffic from Russia increased by 89,9% and stood in 30 th. travelers, while the movement of travelers from the US increased by 47,4% and stood in 104 th. travelers.
Overnight stays of travelers in Greece amounted to 11.860 th. January-March 2019, against 10.026 th. the same period 2018, an increase of 18,3%.
This is due to the increase of 5,1% of nights spent by residents of EU-28 countries, and the increase in overnight stays of residents of countries outside the EU-28 in 48,7%. The increase in nights spent by residents of EU-28 countries is a result of increase in nights spent by EU-28 countries outside the euro zone in 29,7%, as the nights from euro area countries decreased by 5,0%. decrease 27,7% recorded overnight stays in Germany, while those from France increased by 21,6%. The spend the night in the United Kingdom increased by 33,7%. Of the countries outside the EU-28, increase 133,8% recorded overnight stays from Russia, while those from the US increased by 54,9%.
H Bank of Greece conducts the 2012 further investigation in the cruise sector, to enrich the statistical data drawn from the Border Survey.
Following the established methodology longer, for the period January-March 2019 collected details of 16 Greek ports, which covered the 85,3% of total cruise ship arrivals in the country.
During the period under review recorded 68 cruise arrivals (January-March 2018: 41 Arrivals), with 91,8 th. passenger visits, against 67,2 th. passenger visits in the same period of 2018. From the further investigation showed that the 82,2% passengers were transit visitors, who on average made 2,4 stops at Greek ports, against 1,5 stops the corresponding period of 2018.
January-March 2019, total receipts from cruise passengers increased by 64,9% compared to the same period of 2018 and reached 12,4 million. euro, of which 0,8 million. euro included in the recorded data from the Border Survey, as concern travelers departed from Greece (last port), while 11,6 million. euro represent additional revenues recorded in additional research.
The main cruise port in terms of receipts is the port of Piraeus, with participation 52,0% of total. Here Heraklion port and harbor of Corfu, with 23,3% and 6,0% recoveries respectively. The seven major cruise arrival ports cover 93,1% cruises from total receipts and 84,5% of total passenger visits.
Total nights spent away from cruise ships stood in 130 th. nights, increased by 28,1%, positively influencing the formation of revenues from cruise. The total cruise passengers for the review period are estimated at 38 thousands, a decrease of 15,8%.
Travel balance by region
As shown by the Border Survey, Travel receipts (except cruising) January-March 2019 reached 735 million. euro. The bulk of the collections (Panel 8), at a rate 80,8% of the total, held in four regions, as follows: Region of Attica (393 million. euro), Region of Central Macedonia (127 million. euro), South Aegean region (41 million. euro) and Eastern Macedonia and Thrace (33 million. euro).
In all other regions (Crete, Of Western Greece, Peloponnese, Mainland Greece, Epirus, Thessaly, Ionian islands, Western Macedonia and Northern Aegean) receipts amounted to 141 million. euro.
January-March 2019 travelers who visited Greece made a total of 2.179 th. visits to 13 regions of the country. This number is greater than the total incoming travel movement, as a traveler can visit more than one region during his trip.
The largest volume of visits, at a rate 80,7% of the total, held in four regions, as follows: Region of Attica (846 mm.), Region of Central Macedonia (536 mm.), Eastern Macedonia and Thrace (297 mm.) and South Aegean Region (80 mm.). In all other regions (Epirus, Mainland Greece, Of Western Greece, Peloponnese, Crete, Thessaly, Western Macedonia, Ionian Islands North Aegean) performed 420 th. visits.
Overnight stays of travelers in Greece amounted to 11.772 th. the review period. According to the distribution of overnight stays on 13 regions of the country, the 81,0% of nights held in five regions, as follows: Region of Attica (5.642 mm.), Region of Central Macedonia (2.167 mm.), Eastern Macedonia and Thrace (630 mm.), region of Crete (603 mm.) and South Aegean Region (488 mm.). In all other regions (Peloponnese, Of Western Greece, Ionian islands, Mainland Greece, Epirus, Thessaly, North Sea and Western Macedonia) performed 2.242 th. nights.