“On the basis of the results of the Passengers Survey, arrivals of tourists reached 105,571 in February 2019 compared with 101,481 in February 2018, recording an increase of 4%. February 2019 had the highest volume of tourist arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus during the specific month” the Statistical Service announced on Monday.
“For the period of January – February 2019 arrivals of tourists totalled 187,541 compared with 177,348 in the corresponding period of 2018, recording an increase of 5.7% and outnumbering the total arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus during the first two months of the year” it added.
Cystat said that tourist arrivals from the UK increased by 3.9% in February 2019 compared with February 2018, while tourist arrivals from Greece remained unchanged.
Arrivals from Russia recorded a decrease of 22.7% and arrivals from Israel and Germany declined by 13.4% and 10.5% respectively.
The UK was the main source of tourism in the second month of the year with of 35.1%, followed by Greece with 11.4%, Russia with 8.8% and Israel with 7.5%.
Almost 4 million tourists visited in Cyprus in 2018, an all-time high.
Source: Cyprus Mail