On the basis of the results of the Passengers Survey, arrivals of tourists reached 81.970 in January 2019 compared to 75.867 in January 2018, recording an increase of 8,0%. January 2019 had the highest volume of tourist arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus during the specific month.

Analysis of changes

Tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom increased by 17,6% in January 2019 compared to January 2018 while an increase of 5,4% was also recorded for tourists from Israel. Contrary to that, a decrease of 2,0% in tourist arrivals from Greece and 27,3% from Russia were recorded.

Main countries

The United Kingdom constitutes the main source of tourism for Cyprus for January 2019, with a proportion of 28,6% while arrivals from Greece comprise 13,7% of total arrivals, from Israel 10,6%  and from Russia 9,6%.    

Purpose of visit

For a percentage of 53,5% of tourists, the purpose of their trip in January 2019 was holidays, for 25,2% visit to friends and relatives and for 21,2% business.


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