Cyprus Tourism Organisation’s September 2017 Arrivals Show Continued Growth
- Global tourist arrivals to Cyprus increased 14.8% YOY in September
- Global January-September tourist arrivals increased by 14.7% YOY
- UK arrivals increased by 10.8% YOY in September and 8.9% from January to September, compared to the previous year
The Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO)’s September 2017 visitor figures continue to show strong growth to the destination.
From January to September 2017, global tourist arrivals to Cyprus reached 3,001,603, compared to 2,617,218 in 2016; a year-on-year increase of 14.7 per cent. UK arrivals during this period reached 1,039,783; an 8.9 per cent increase compared to the 954,673 UK arrivals from January to September in 2016.
During September 2017, Cyprus welcomed 483,716 global visitors; a 14.8 per cent increase on September 2016, which saw 421,201 global tourists visiting Cyprus. Of these, there were 165,728 UK visitors compared to the 149,586 UK arrivals in September 2016; a 10.8 per cent year on year increase.
Mr Orestis Rossides, UK Director of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, said: “We’re delighted to see continued growth in tourism to Cyprus, both from the UK specifically and across all markets. Thanks to the continued growth throughout the year, 2017 remains on track to be another record-breaking year. With the warmest winters in Europe, Cyprus is a wonderful winter sun destination and we encourage travellers to consider our beautiful island for their upcoming holidays throughout the winter.”
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About the Cyprus Tourism Organisation
Cyprus – the third largest island in the Mediterranean – attracts over two million tourists annually. Cyprus is a year-round island appealing to a wide range of personal tastes and lifestyles, from families and couples, to the most discerning of culture and nature-oriented travellers.
Tourists are attracted by the island’s legendary hospitality, glorious coastline and stunning mountain villages. There is something to suit everyone – family resorts, world class spas, golf courses, marinas, agro-tourism and food and wine trails. The active can enjoy the warm waters of Cyprus for diving and waterskiing while adventure seekers can explore the island’s beauty with trekking or bird-watching tours, while golfing enthusiasts play on award winning courses.
The island boasts the cleanest bathing waters in Europe, with 64 Blue Flags, combined with a rich cultural heritage, a variety of agro-tourism projects and a wide choice of special interest activities.
For more information: www.visitcyprus.com