Over Half a Million Tourists in Cyprus in July 2018

21/08/2018

On the basis of the results of the Passengers Survey, arrivals of tourists reached 539,626 in July 2018 compared to 531,030 in July 2017, recording an increase of 1.6%. July 2018 had the highest volume of tourist arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus during the specific month.

According to the Statistical Service of Cyprus, for the period of January – July 2018 arrivals of tourists totaled 2,184,775 compared to 1,994,236 in the corresponding period of 2017, recording an increase of 9.6% and outnumbering the total arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus during the first seven months of the year.

Tourist arrivals from Sweden increased by 15.0% in July 2018 compared to July 2017 while an increase of 15.9% was recorded for tourists from Lebanon. Contrary to that, a decrease of 1.1% in tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom, 5.9% decrease from Russia, 22.2% decrease from Israel and 14.5% decrease from Germany were recorded.

The United Kingdom constitutes the main source of tourism for Cyprus for July 2018, with a proportion of 32.4% while arrivals from Russia comprise 22.5% of total arrivals, from Israel 6.1% and from Sweden 4.8%.

For a percentage of 87.7% of tourists, the purpose of their trip in July 2018 was holidays, for 9.8% visit to friends and relatives and for 2.5% business.