Cyprus’ tourist arrivals up 8.2% in June 2018

Cyprus’ tourist arrivals up 8.2% in June 2018

Arrivals of tourists in Cyprus reached 511.073 in June 2018 compared to 472.450 in June 2017, recording an increase of 8.2%. June 2018 had the highest volume of tourist arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus during the specific month.

For the period of January – June 2018 arrivals of tourists totaled 1.645.149 compared to 1.463.206 in the corresponding period of 2017, recording an increase of 12.4% and outnumbering the total arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus during the first six months of the year.

Tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom increased by 9.9% in June 2018 compared to June 2017 while an increase of 20,2% was recorded for tourists from Sweden. Increases were also recorded from other important tourist markets, such as Greece (4.7%) and Poland (36.4%). Contrary to that, a decrease of 5.1% in tourist arrivals from Russia, 15.1% decrease from Israel and 11.3% decrease from Germany were recorded.

The United Kingdom constitutes the main source of tourism for Cyprus for June 2018, with a proportion of 32.4% while arrivals from Russia comprise 24.1% of total arrivals, from Sweden 5% and from Israel 4.7%.

86.4% of the arrivals in June 2018 came for holidays, 8.7% to visit friends and relatives and 4.9% for business./IBNA