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Tourism revenue fell 5.7 per cent in May

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REVENUE from tourism was down €12.2 million in May of this year compared to the same month last year, a fall of 5.7 per cent, the statistical service said on Monday.

Following a traveller’s survey carried out in May, income from tourism came to €202.1 million compared to €214.3 million in May 2012.

Tourist arrivals in May 2013 were down by 0.2 per cent compared to the same month last year.

April 2013 saw a fall of 3.7 per cent in tourism revenue with arrivals that month decreasing by 14.3 per cent compared to April 2012.

May 2012 had seen an increase of 14.54 per cent, or €27.2 million in revenue compared to May 2011.

Adversely, the average amount of money spent by tourists per capita in May of this year decreased to €731.80 compared to €774.30 in the same month of last year. The amount of money spent per person per day was also down to €78.30 from €86.

Greeks spent the least with an average of €395.30 per head on average followed by Israeli tourists who on average spent €419.70 and Danish tourists who spent €477.20 in May of this year.

The most money spent per head in May of this year was by Austrians who on average spent €849, followed by Russians who spent €847.60 and Belgians who spent €844.20.



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