Still, arrivals from the UK, Cyprus’ largest travel market, whose currency is being battered as it prepares for a referendum to decide whether it will remain or leave the European Union in six days, rose only an annual 4.5% last month to 129,765, Cystat said in a statement on its website. The number of tourists from Russia, Cyprus’ second largest market, rose over 51% to 107,730.
Arrivals from Greece, Germany and Israel rose 20%, 2.3%, and 55% in May, to 15,682, 13,605 and 10,735 respectively Cystat said.
From January to May, overall arrivals rose 21% to 842,126 compared with the respective period of 2015, Cystat said. Arrivals from the UK rose in the first five months an annual 14%, while those from Russia rose 53%.
Source: Cyprus Mail