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The UK constituted the main source of tourism for Cyprus for March this year, with a proportion of 35.5 percent The UK constituted the main source of tourism for Cyprus for March this year, with a proportion of 35.5 percent

CTO Winter Tourism Season Ends on a High

Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) revealed that the island’s winter tourism season ended on a high note, with the period’s highest ever number of tourist arrivals reported between November 2017 and March this year.

CTO announced that the 613,000 figure constituted a 23.1 percent increased on the relevant period over 2016 – 2017, and marked the fourth consecutive year of winter tourist arrival increases.

When compared to the 300,000 arrivals over the November 2013 – March 2014 period, the increase rises to 104 percent.

CTO called on stakeholders to remain vigilant, continue coordinated efforts, and work hard to provide visitors with a high quality tourism experience.

Cyprus’ Statistical Service also recently announced that, on the basis of a Passenger Survey, March this year had the highest volume of tourist arrivals ever recorded during the specific month, reaching 192,090 compared to 140,873 year-on-year.

For the period of January – March, tourist arrivals numbered 369,438 compared to 285,693 during the corresponding 2017 period, an increase of 29.3 percent and outnumbering the total ever figure recorded during the year’s first three months.