Cyprus Still Breaking Tourism Arrival Records in November


Cyprus recorded record tourist arrivals in November with a rise of almost ten per cent over November 2017, Cystat said on Monday.

Arrivals in November numbered 158,685 compared with 144,676 in November 2017, an increase of 9.7 per cent.

According to Cystat this was the highest number of arrivals Cyprus has ever had in November.

In addition, tourist arrivals for the period January – November 2018 amounted to 3,832,062 compared with 3,553,149 in the corresponding period of 2017, an increase of 7.8 per cent.

Arrivals from Greece increased by 14.2 per cent in November 2018 compared with November 2017, while a 19 per cent increase was observed from Germany. On the flip side, there was a decrease of 2.4 per cent in tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom and a 0.2 per cent fall from Russia.

The UK remained the main source of tourism for Cyprus in November 2018, with 31.5 per cent followed by Russia with 13.5 per cent, Greece with 9.8 per cent and Germany with 9.7 per cent.

For 70 per cent of visitors the purpose of the trip was holiday, 15.6 per cent were visiting friends and 14.3 per cent travelled to the island for professional reasons.

Meanwhile, the number of Cyprus residents 
travelling abroad during November reached 93,023 compared with 94,796 in November 2017, a decrease of 1.9 per cent.