Cyprus records 65.6 pc increase in tourists’ arrival

 Monday, March 20, 2023 


Cyprus sees the 65.6 per cent increase in arrival of tourists. The arrivals of tourists reached 119.081 in February 2023 compared to 71.921 in February 2022, recording an increase of 65.6%.

For the period of January – February 2023, arrivals of tourists totaled 209.630 compared to 115.865 in the corresponding period of 2022, recording an increase of 80,9%.

The arrivals from the United Kingdom were the main source of tourism for February 2023, with a share of 27,2% (32.394) of total arrivals, followed by Israel with 12,8% (15.196), Greece with 12,6% (15.058), Poland with 9,8% (11.728) and Germany with 5,1% (6.107).

A total number of 102.001 residents of Cyprus returned from a trip abroad in February 2023 compared to 41.399 in the corresponding month last year, recording an increase of 146,4%.

The main countries from which residents of Cyprus returned in February 2023 were Greece with a share of 34,7% (35.351), the United Kingdom with 11,7% (11.969), Bulgaria with 4,3% (4.408) and Germany with 4,1% (4.207).                                                                                                      

For a percentage of 66,7% of tourists, the purpose of their trip in February 2023 was holidays, for 20,1% visit to friends and relatives and for 13,0% business. Respectively, in February 2022, 64,0% of tourists visited Cyprus for holidays, 21,5% visited friends or relatives and 14,5% visited Cyprus for business reasons (Table 1).

The purpose of travel for the residents of Cyprus in February 2023 was mainly holidays, with a percentage of 68,3%, whilst business reasons held a percentage of 24,5%, studies 5,9% and other reasons 1,4%.

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