Published on : Thursday, June 8, 2017
In April 2017, tourist arrivals to Cyprus reached 286,331, compared to 225,575 in April 2016. It shows year-on-year increase of 26.9 per cent. The figure shows the highest volume of tourist arrivals to Cyprus ever recorded during the month of April.
Of these arrivals, the United Kingdom and Russia were the main sources for tourism. There was a year-on-year increase in visitors from the United Kingdom (16.3 per cent), Russia (21.8 per cent), Germany (156.6 per cent) and Israel (77 per cent) and a decrease in tourist arrivals from Greece (2.5 per cent).
The majority of visitors to Cyprus in April 2017 comprising 78.9 per cent came for holiday purposes and 14.3 per cent stated that they were visiting friends and relatives and 6.6 per cent came for business purposes.
Slightly more women (55.3 per cent) visited Cyprus in April 2017 than men (44.7 per cent) and the majority of tourists (44 per cent) were aged between 20-44 years.
According to Orestis Rossides, UK director of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, “This year, we’re seeing record numbers of tourists attracted by Cyprus’ year-round sunshine, beautiful scenery, legendary hospitality and range of activities from cycling, scuba diving, trekking and golf to world-class spas. We’re looking forward to a successful summer season to cement 2017 as a record-breaking year for Cyprus.”