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Russian Tourist Numbers to Greece Up More Than 500 Percent

The series of Russian tourists visiting Greece has skyrocketed by some-more than 500 percent, a Russian Tour Operators Association announced Friday.

A sum of 10,000 Russian travelers changed to revisit Greece in March, adult 523.6 percent on a prior year, a organisation pronounced in a statement. Between Jan and April, 20,000 Russians visited Greece, a 135 percent arise on 2015.

Russians spent roughly 8 million euro ($8.9 million) in Greece during a month of March, a 180 percent boost on final year.

In late April, a Russian Tourism Industry Union reported that a Greek Consulate in Moscow was impressed with visa applications submitted by Russians wanting to transport to Greece for a May holidays.

The increasing seductiveness in Greece comes amid Moscow’s anathema on flights to Turkey and Egypt, both once renouned Russian traveller destinations.

Article source: http://www.themoscowtimes.com/article/570685.html

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