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04 December, 2022
 
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Tourist arrivals up by 40%, most on holiday

For the period January - August 2022 tourist arrivals amounted to 2,127,172

Source: CNA

Tourist arrivals increased by 40.2% in August 2022, rising to 451,133 compared to 321,858 in August 2021.

Similarly, trips abroad by Cyprus residents in August 2022 amounted to 153,563 compared to 96,558 in August 2021, an increase of 59%, with the main countries from which Cyprus residents returned in August 2022 being Greece with 43.2%, the United Kingdom with 7.2% and Italy with 6%.

According to data from the Statistical Service, on Monday, tourist arrivals for the period January - August 2022 amounted to 2,127,172 compared to 960,150 in the corresponding period of 2021, 424,850 in the period January - August 2020, and 2,735,839 arrivals in the period January - August 2019.

In terms of countries of origin, arrivals from the UK were the main source of tourism in August, accounting for 41.2% (186,002) of total arrivals, while arrivals from Israel accounted for 9.6% (43. 326), arrivals from Poland 5.2% (23,557), arrivals from Germany 4.7% (21,306), arrivals from Sweden 4.2% (18,759), arrivals from Greece 3.1% (13,991) and arrivals from France 3.0% (13,365).

Finally, as regards the purpose of travel, 85.5% of travelers were on holiday, 12.4% were visiting friends or relatives and 2.1% were on business. Similarly, in August 2021, 87.7% visited Cyprus for holidays, 9.9% to see friends or relatives and 2.3% for business.

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