October 2019 Records the Highest Volume of Tourist Arrivals for the Specific Month

21/11/2019

The data released by the Cyprus Statistical Service show that arrivals of tourists reached 436.509 in October 2019 compared to 433.617 in October 2018, recording an increase of 0,7%. October 2019 had the highest volume of tourist arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus during the specific month. For the period of January – October 2019 arrivals of tourists totalled 3.697.055 compared to 3.673.377 in the corresponding period of 2018, recording an increase of 0,6% and outnumbering the total arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus during the first ten months of the year

Analysis of Changes

Tourist arrivals from Russia increased by 13,1% in October 2019 compared to October 2018 while an increase of 91,1% was recorded for tourists from Israel. A decrease of 8,0% in tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom and 14,7% from Germany were recorded.

Main Countries

The United Kingdom constitutes the main source of tourism for Cyprus for October 2019, with a proportion of 31,9% while arrivals from Russia comprise 21,6% of total arrivals, from Israel 6,3% and from Germany 5,0%.

Purpose of Visit

For a percentage of 85,2% of tourists, the purpose of their trip in October 2019 was holidays, for 8,6% visit to friends and relatives and for 6,2% business.

For a percentage of 85,2% of tourists, the purpose of their trip in October 2019 was holidays, for 8,6% visit to friends and relatives and for 6,2% business.