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August was the biggest month for UK visitors with 185,831 arrivals August was the biggest month for UK visitors with 185,831 arrivals

CTO Celebrates Record-Breaking Year

Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) is celebrating a record-breaking year for tourism with global visitors up 14.6 percent in 2017 compared to 2016.

Tourist arrivals reached 3,652,073, from January – December, with 1,253,839 arriving from the UK, marking an 8.3 percent increase on 2016.

For December 2017, the UK and Greece constitute as the main inbound markets, with proportions of 28.5 percent and 14.1 percent respectively, while arrivals from Russia comprise 12.4 percent, and Israel 10.2 percent of total arrivals.

July 2017 was the most visited month with 531,030 global arrivals; of those, 176,880 visitors were from the UK.

Orestis Rossides, UK director, CTO, said, “We are proud of achieving another record breaking year for visitors to Cyprus.”