CTO announces positive results for Cyprus regarding latest tourist arrivals

The results of tourist arrivals for March 2018, which officially wrap up the winter season (November 2017 – March 2018) for the tourism industry, create a high sense of responsibility apart from optimism, Cyprus Tourism Organisation notes in a press release issued here today.

According to the press release, tourist arrivals for the afore-mentioned period recorded an increase of 23.1% compared to the corresponding period last year reaching 613.000.

This is the highest winter performance and the fourth consecutive winter season increase.

It is noted that compared to the winter of November 2013 – March 2014, the arrivals of the period which has just been completed more than doubled from around 300,000 to 613,000 with a total increase of 104%.

“The above results should not lead us to complacency. The entire tourist industry of Cyprus should intensify its efforts to achieve deeper consolidation of the tourist culture aiming at offering a quality tourist experience to travelers,” it added.

According to the results of the Passengers Survey, tourist arrivals in March 2018 amounted to 192,090 compared to 140,873 in March 2017, recording an increase of 36.4%.

The arrivals in March 2018 were the highest ever recorded in Cyprus up to date, according to a PIO statement.

Specifically, for the period January – March 2018, tourist arrivals reached 369,438 compared to 285,693 in the corresponding period of 2017, recording an increase of 29,3% and exceeding the arrivals that were ever recorded in Cyprus during the first three months of the year.

In addition, arrivals from the United Kingdom increased by 24.8% in March 2018 compared to March 2017, while arrivals from Russia were also increased by 13.7%.

Cyprus sees an increase in tourist arrivals from other major markets such as Germany (107.3%) and Israel (53.6%).

The United Kingdom is the main source of tourism for Cyprus in March 2018 with 35.5%, followed by Russia with 11.8%, Germany with 9.8% and Israel with 8 , 0%.

Source: Cyprus News Agency