Cyprus Reveals Record Arrival Figures for the First Half of 2018

Cyprus Reveals Record Arrival Figures for the First Half of 2018
3rd September 2018 James Brooke

Cyprus Reveals Record Arrival Figures for the First Half of 2018

  • Global January-June 2018 tourist arrivals increased by 12.4% YOY
  • UK arrivals from January – June 2018 increased by 9.7% YOY

The Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) reveals that tourist arrivals in first six months of 2018 outnumbered the total arrivals ever recorded for a January – June period.

Cyprus’ global tourist arrivals from January – June reached 1,645,149; a 12.4 per cent increase on the same period in 2017. Of these, there were 560,840 UK arrivals from January to June 2018; an 9.7 per cent increase.

These strong figures are, in part, due to the CTO’s successful promotion of its winter sun offering with February and March global visitor figures up 23.4 per cent and 36.4 per cent respectively.

June 2018 had the highest volume of tourists ever recorded in Cyprus for that specific month with global increase of 8.2 per cent with numbers reaching 511,073 globally and 165,477 for the UK market.

Mr Christos Moustras, Marketing Director of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, said: “We’re delighted to see Cyprus continuing to perform well through the winter and are proud of achieving a record breaking January to June period.”

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About the Cyprus Tourism Organisation
Cyprus – the third largest island in the Mediterranean – attracts over three 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.

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