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Rhodes Tourism Experiences 11.38% Increase

Last month, the island of Rhodes experienced a 11.38% increase in tourism, compared to last year's May.

Its Diagoras airport released the figure, that supports forecasts that this summer will be a stellar year for the Hellenic tourism industry.  The traveler rates revealed a substantial rise in arrivals from Switzerland, Finland and Germany, along with a 56% increase in Israeli arrivals.

However, due to the current Ukrainian turmoil, 50% less tourists originated from Ukraine and 10% less came from Russia. Italian tourism figures have also decreased. 9.12% less domestic travels were felt on the island, compared to last May.