Since 2002, the Bank of Greece conducts a monthly sample survey at the country’s major entry/exit points (Border Survey), for the purpose of collecting information to estimate travel expenditure.
The Border Survey in fact comprises two separate surveys:
- the ‘Travel Receipts Survey’, aimed at estimating the travel expenditure of non-residents during their stay in Greece; and
- the ‘Travel Payments Survey’, aimed at estimating the travel expenditure of Greek residents during their travels abroad.
For a detailed presentation of the survey methodology, see Bank of Greece, Economic Bulletin, No. 27, July 2006, pp.63-106.