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Cyprus Increase in Tourist Arrivals in January

On the basis of the results of the Cyprus Passengers Survey, arrivals of tourists reached 81,970 in January compared to 75,867 in January 2018, recording an increase of eight percent.

This January had the highest volume of tourist arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus during the specific month.
Tourist arrivals from the UK increased by 17,6 percent in January compared to January 2018 while an increase of 5,4 percent was also recorded for tourists from Israel.

Contrary to that, a decrease of two percent in tourist arrivals from Greece and 27,3 percent from Russia were recorded.
The UK constituted the main source of tourism for Cyprus for January, with a proportion of 28,6 percent while arrivals from Greece comprise 13,7 percent of total arrivals, from Israel 10,6 percent and from Russia 9,6 percent.

For a percentage of 53,5 percent of tourists, the purpose of their trip in January was for holidays, 25,2 percent was to visit friends and relatives and a 21,2 percent was for business reasons.