Tourist Arrivals Record Increase Between January - April

18/05/2018
Tourist arrivals for the period of January-April 2018 totaled 683.581 compared to 572.024 in the corresponding period of 2017, recording an increase of 19.5% and outnumbering the total arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus during the first four months of the year, according to data released on Thursday 17 May by the Statistical Service.

According to the figures on the basis of the results of the Passengers Survey, arrivals of tourists reached 314.143 in April 2018 compared to 286.331 in April 2017, recording an increase of 9.7%. April 2018 had the highest volume of tourist arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus during the specific month.

Tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom increased by 4.1% in April 2018 compared to April 2017 while an increase of 4.3% was recorded for tourists from Russia. Increases were also recorded from other important tourist markets, such as Greece (25.1%) and Sweden (42.9%). A decrease of 17.5% in tourist arrivals from Germany and 21.4% decrease from Israel were recorded.
 
The Statistical Service says that the United Kingdom constitutes the main source of tourism for Cyprus for April 2018, with a proportion of 35.2% while arrivals from Russia comprise 15.6% of total arrivals, from Greece 6.5% and from Germany 6.3%.

For a percentage of 80.4% of tourists, the purpose of their trip in April 2018 was holidays, for 11.9% visit to friends and relatives and for 7.7% business.

The Statistical Service also announced on Thursday that on the basis of the results of the Passengers Survey, 113.477 residents of Cyprus returned from a trip abroad in April 2018 compared to 117.178 in the corresponding month last year, recording a decrease of 3.2%.

The Cyprus News Agency reports that in April 2018 there was an increase of 1.0% in the trips of residents to Greece (42.655 in April 2018 compared to 42.218 in April 2017) and a decrease of 36.7% in the trips of residents to the United Kingdom (13.864 compared to 21.886 last year).



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