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    17 November 2017

    Tourist arrivals reach record high for October in 2017

    Tourist arrivals reach record high for October in 2017

    Last month was the best October ever in terms of tourist arrivals which rose 14% compared to the same month of 2016 to 406,870, the statistical service said.

    In January to October, the number of incoming visitors rose 15% compared to the same period last year to 3,408,473. This exceeds total arrivals for the whole of 2016 by 221,942, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Friday.

    Arrivals from the UK, traditionally Cyprus’ main source of incoming tourism, rose 0.5% to 134,575 last month compared to October 2016, while those from Russia, the second largest market, rose 7.1% to 87,325, Cystat said. The number of tourists from Germany, Israel and Sweden rose 73% to 31,392, 55 % to 24,599 and 35.8% to 19,049 respectively. Arrivals from Greece rose 10% to 16,790.

    In a separate statement, Cystat said that the number of Cypriots who travelled abroad last month rose an annual 7.5% to 118,370.

    Source: Cyprus Mail

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