More bad news out of Greece, it seems people are no longer interested in traveling to the crumbling nation. The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (via Bloomberg) reports that in the first five months of the year, international arrivals into Greek airports fell 5.1 percent.
This equates to people arriving from abroad dropping to 2.27 million in the first five months, down from 2.39 million in the same period of last year. Greece’s largest airport, Athens International Airport, saw international travel decline 13% in the first five months, and 17% in May alone.
Greece depends pretty heavily on tourism, so the impact of a reduction will be felt.
Tourism, Greece’s biggest industry, accounted for almost 16 percent of gross domestic product and almost one in five jobs in 2011, according to the London-based World Travel and Tourism Council.