Revenue from tourism records increase of 10%

Revenue from tourism reached Euros 371,0 mn in September 2017 compared to Euros 337,1 mn in the corresponding month of the previous year, recording an increase of 10.1%, according to the Cyprus Statistical Service, on the basis of the results of the Passenger Survey.

For the period of January � September 2017 revenue from tourism is estimated at Euros 2.216,7 mn compared to Euros 1.962,7 mn in the corresponding period of 2016, recording an increase of 12,9%.

The expenditure per person for September 2017 reached Euros 766,89 compared to Euros 800,22 in the corresponding month of the previous year, recording a decrease of 4.2%. The expenditure per person/per day for September 2017 compared to September 2016 also recorded a decrease of 4.2%.

In September 2017 a decrease of 8.9% was recorded for the expenditure per person for tourists from the United Kingdom (from Euros 912,27 in September 2016 to Euros 831,36 in September 2017), 1.0% decrease from Russia (from Euros 794,88 to Euros 786,78 this year) and 6.0% increase from Israel (from Euros 651,65 to Euros 690,56 this year).

The expenditure per person/per day for tourists from the United Kingdom recorded a decrease of 9.7% (from Euros 83,69 in September 2016 to Euros 75,58 in September 2017), the expenditure per person/per day for tourists from Russia decreased by 7.2% (from Euros 88,32 to Euros 81,96) and for tourists from Israel also decreased by 12.6% (from Euros 138,65 to Euros 121,15).

The expenditure per person for the period of January � September 2017 reached Euros 738,49 compared to Euros 749,93 in the corresponding period of the previous year, recording a decrease of 1.5%. The expenditure per person/per day for the period of January � September 2017 compared to the period of January � September 2016 also recorded a decrease of 1.5% (from Euros 78,94 to Euros 77,74).

Source: Cyprus News Agency