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International tourist arrivals grew six percent in 2018, totalling 1,4 billion according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

The newly appointed deputy minister of tourism, Savvas Perdios, was welcomed by Lawrence Ho, CEO, Melco Group, to Cyprus Casinos ‘C2’ Nicosia where they exchanged views on the deputy minister’s new strategy for tourism and Melco’s main objectives and goals for the City of Dreams Mediterranean Integrated Casino Resort (ICR) as well as the Cyprus Casinos properties.

On the basis of the results of the Cyprus Passengers Survey, arrivals of tourists reached 106,563 in December 2018 compared to 98,924 in December 2017, recording an increase of 7,7 percent.

The latest results from the Air Travellers' Traffic Barometer, produced by European Cities Marketing and ForwardKeys, highlighted that arrivals from all long-haul travellers enjoyed single-digit growth and went up by an overall 5,6 percent, not balancing enough the decrease of the intra-European arrivals (-7,8 percernt) which represented half of International arrivals during quarter three (Q3) 2018.

On the basis of the results of the Cyprus Passenger Survey, revenue from tourism reached EUR293,8 million in October 2018 compared to EUR277,1 million in the corresponding month of 2017, recording an increase of six percent.

Post Office Travel Money in the UK, via a recent survey, advised travellers where to get more value for their money.