Cyprus’ January – October 2017 Arrivals Surpass Total 2016 Figures

Cyprus’ January – October 2017 Arrivals Surpass Total 2016 Figures
23rd November 2017 admin_rooster

Cyprus’ January – October 2017 Arrivals Surpass Total 2016 Figures

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  • Global January-October tourist arrivals increased by 14.6% YOY and already 6.9 per cent up on January-December 2016 figures
  • UK arrivals have also already exceeded total 2016 levels
  • UK arrival from January to October 2017 increased by 7.9% YOY and have already exceeded total UK arrivals in 2016

The Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) reveals 2017 is another record-breaking year for the island, with January to October 2017 figures already exceeding total visitor arrivals in 2016.

From January to October 2017, global tourist arrivals to Cyprus reached 3,408,473. This figure not only exceeds the level of visitors to the island during the same period in 2016 (2,974,412 – a 14.6 per cent year on year increase) but also exceeds the number of global visitors to Cyprus from January to December 2016 (3,186,531) by 6.9 per cent.

UK arrivals for January to October 2017 (1,174,358) are not only 7.9 per cent up on the same period in 2016 (1,088,562) but have also already exceeded the total UK visitors to Cyprus from January to December 2016 (1,157,978) by 6.4 per cent.

October 2017 saw a 13.9 per cent year-on-year increase in global visitors to Cyprus (406,870 compared to 357,194 in October 2016). There was a 0.5% increase in UK visitors with 134,575 October 2017 arrivals compared to 2016’s 133,889 October arrivals.

Mr Orestis Rossides, UK Director of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, said: “We’re delighted to have already surpassed 2016’s arrival figures by the end of October 2017. As well as being popular in the summer, Cyprus is a great destination for winter sun and we look forward to welcoming visitors from across the globe throughout the rest of the year.”

For more information, go to www.visitcyprus.com, www.facebook.com/visitcyprus.uk or www.twitter.com/visitcyprus.

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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