The Cyprus Tourism Organisation revealed that April 2017 was the most successful April on record concerning global tourist arrivals.
In April 2017, tourist arrivals to Cyprus reached 286,331, compared to 225,575 the previous year; a 26.9 per cent year-on-year increase.
Of these arrivals, the UK and Russia were the main sources for inbound tourism (visitors made up 37.1 per cent and 16.4 per cent respectively).
There was a year-on-year increase from UK visitors (16.3 per cent), Russia (21.8 per cent), Germany (156.6 per cent) and Israel (77 per cent), while a 2.5 per cent decrease from Greece was also reported.
€86.1m tourism revenue for March 2017, a year-on-year increase of 6.4% over March 2016, Source:Cyprus Statistical Service pic.twitter.com/ZAILC1MQNm
— VisitCyprus (@visitcyprus) June 2, 2017
Most April 2017 visitors to Cyprus categorised their trip as a holiday (78.9 per cent) with 14.3 per cent stating they were visiting friends and relatives and 6.6 per cent travelling for business.
In April 2017, slightly more women (55.3 per cent) visited Cyprus than men (44.7 per cent) and most tourists (44 per cent) were aged between 20 to 44 years.
First Quarter (January–March 2017) tourism revenue totals €168.1m, as compared to €147.6m in 2016,a year-on-year increase of 13.9%
— Cyprus Tourism Org. (@Cyprus_Tourism) June 7, 2017
Orestis Rossides, UK Director at the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, commented: “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.”