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Eurostat: Cyprus’ Winter Tourism on the Rise

According to Eurostat, winter tourism in the EU for the 2018-2019 period recorded positive growth rates in most countries, including Cyprus, compared with the same period in 2017-2018.

April was the month with the highest occupancy rates of bed places, which was recorded by most countries.

Malta was the country with the highest net occupancy rate in the peak month (73,8 percent in April), followed by Austria (66,6 percent in February), Cyprus (60,7 percent in April) and Spain (59,9 percent in April).

During the winter season 2018-2019 net occupancy rates of bedrooms in hotels and similar accommodation establishments ranged from 20,2 percent in Greece (November 2018) to 82,1 percent in Malta (April 2019) to 60 percent in Cyprus (April 2019).

The highest shares of non-residents spending nights at hotels and similar accommodation were recorded in Malta, Cyprus and Luxembourg (93,4 percent, 90,4 percent and 88,5 percent respectively).