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19 July, 2024

Cyprus tourism income spikes 13%

Visitors spent more and stayed longer during a holiday in February


Revenue from Cyprus tourism jumped 13% in February compared to last year, official data showed Friday.

Tourism income reached €52.7 million in February compared to €46.6 million in the same month of 2017, recording an increase of 13.1%.

This rise in spending was accompanied by a 23.4% increase in tourist arrivals during February.

For the first two months, January – February revenue from tourism is estimated at €91.1 million compared to €82m in the same period of 2017, recording an increase of 11.1%.

Expenditure per person for February reached €519.43 compared to €566.79 last year, recording a decrease of 8.4%.

The expenditure per person/per day for February also declined by 15.4%.

There was an increase of 8.3% in the average length of stay, from 8.4 days to 9.1 days.

Average expenditure per person for January–February was €513.89 compared to €566.22 in the same period of 2017, recording a dip of 9.2%.

Expenditure per person/per day for January–February decreased 12.2% from €64.34 to €56.47.

The most frugal visitors were the Greeks spending an average of  €38.82 a day while the most extravagant were the Finns spending a whopping  €147.67 per-day.

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