Revenue from tourism was up 8.5% in January compared to the same month last year, despite a drop in expenditure per person and per day of tourists, Cyprus Statistical Service data shows.
Revenue from tourism reached €38.4 million in January compared to €35.4 million in the same month of 2017, recording an increase of 8.5%.
Expenditure per person in January reached €506.49 compared to €565.48 in January 2017, recording a decrease of 10.4%.
Expenditure per person/per day for January also fell by 6.4%.
In January 2018 a decrease of 20.1% was recorded in the expenditure per person of tourists from the UK, down from €727.29 in 2017 to €581.29.
A 7.3% drop was also recorded in the expenditure of tourists from Greece, down from €343.56 to €318.36 and spending per person from Russia fell 3.9%, from €606.82 to €583.37.
Expenditure per person/per day for tourists from the United Kingdom recorded a drop of 16.6%, from €60.11 in 2017 to €50.11 in January 2018.
Expenditure per person/per day by Greeks fell by 0.9% from €37.34 to €37.02, and by Russians, it was down 17.1%, from €80.91 to €67.05.