Cyprus saw a 5.9% increase in tourist arrivals in first 7 months of 2014

Cyprus saw a 5.9% increase in tourist arrivals in first 7 months of 2014

 

Review Haris Stefanatos

Cyprus` Statistical Service announced on Monday that there was an increase of 5,9% in tourist arrivals in the first seven months of 2014. The trend continued in July with a 5.7% increase, while Cypriots’ trips abroad also increased by 11.4%.

The results of the Passengers Survey showed that tourist arrivals reached 381.955 in July 2014 compared to 361.442 in July 2013, recording an increase of 5,7%.

Tourist arrivals from Russia and Israel increased by 20.6% (from 96.641 in July 2013 to 116.582 in July 2014) and 63,5% (from 6.307 to 10.311 this year) respectively, while tourist arrivals from the UK were down by 4,1% (127.152 in July 2014 compared to 132.566 in July 2013), from Sweden by 4,3% (17.446 compared to 18.221), from Norway by 13,7% (11.029 compared to 12.787) and from Greece by 9,6% (10.127 compared to 11.205 ).

For the period January – July 2014 arrivals of tourists totaled 1.361.794 compared to 1.285.577 in the corresponding period of 2013, corresponding to a 5,9% increase.

(Source: CNA)