Greece expects more than 650,000 Russian tourists in 2011

Greece expects more than 650,000 tourists from Russia this year, Culture and Tourism Deputy Minister George Nikitiadis told Itar-Tass news agency on Friday.
"In 2009 160-170,000 Russian tourists visited our country, while 380,000 visited Greece in 2010 and I personally expect more than 650,000 Russian tourist this year," Nikitiadis said, reassuring that demonstrations and street clashes do not affect tourist resorts in the country.

Commenting on tourism trends this year in Greece, the Greek minister told Itar-Tass he expected an increase both in the number of tourists and in tourism foreign exchange revenues.

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