In the first eight months of the year, total arrivals rose an annual 6.2% to 1.842.700, Cystat said in a statement on its website today.
Favoured by a strong pound, the number of British tourists rose, 16% in August to 156,701 compared to a year before, while those from Germany rose 68% to 13,997, the statement said. The number of tourists from Israel rose 27% to 16,802.
The number of tourists from Russia, Cyprus’ second largest source of incoming tourism after the UK, fell 19% to 89,827, Cystat said.
Source: Cyprus Mail