By Spiros Sideris – Athens
An increase showed the tourist arrivals in Cyprus in the January – August 2014 paeriod according to data released by the Greece Statistics Office.
Specifically, tourist arrivals increased by 97,088 or 5.9%, reaching 1,734,880, compared to 1,637,792 in the corresponding period of 2013.
In August 2014, tourist arrivals totaled 373,086 compared with 352,215 in August 2013, up by 5.9%.
In August, an increase of 6.5% in tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom, 11.6% increase from Russia and 61.7% increase from Israel. Conversely, a decrease of 9.7% was recorded in tourist arrivals from Sweden.