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Cyprus tourism booms as visitors in July break all time records

Cyprus tourism booms as visitors in July break all time records 1

Cyprus tourism booms as visitors in July break all time records 3

Cyprus has recorded an all time record by welcoming over half a million tourists in July alone in 2017, marking a huge increase in the number of visitors and arrivals, according to the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO).

According to CTO data, the number of incoming visitors rose by 10.1 percent in July to 531,030 travellers compared to 482,132 in the same month last year.

Jetsetters from major markets also showed impressive increases including the UK up by 6.0 percent, Germany by 69.5 percent, the Nordic countries by 19.5 percent and Israel by a massive 82.6 percent.

In the first seven months of the year, the number of arrivals came to 2 million, up by 14.8 percent against the January-July period in 2016 with visitors from the UK up by 8.7 percent, Russia by 6.7 percent, Germany by 56.2 percent.