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Greece’s Olympic Legacy May 19, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in Tourism.

Greece hopes to boost one of its main industries by earmarking land for golf courses, holiday homes and conference centres in a bid to lure richer tourists.

Greece has yet to tap into year-round sports or religious tourism, which would attract even more and better-spending visitors to the country, long seen mainly as a beach destination.

This year it expects more than 15 million visitors, the third consecutive season to see a rise. The number of tourists has increased by about 17 per cent since Athens hosted the Olympic Games in 2004. A main pillar of the economy, tourism accounts for about 18 per cent of GDP and roughly one in five jobs.

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