July 2019 had the highest volume of tourist arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus during the specific month, with arrivals of tourists reaching 550,971 in July 2019 compared to 539,626 in July 2018, recording an increase of 2.1%, the Cyprus News Agency reports.
According to the Passengers Survey of the Statistical Service, for the period of January-July 2019, arrivals of tourists totaled 2,181,994 compared to 2,184,775 in the corresponding period of 2018, recording a decrease of 0.1%.
Tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom increased by 5.4% in July 2019 compared to July 2018 and an increase of 42.0% was recorded for tourists from Israel. A decrease of 4.8% in tourist arrivals from Russia and 9.3% from Sweden were recorded.
The United Kingdom constitutes the main source of tourism for Cyprus for July 2019, with a proportion of 33.4%, while arrivals from Russia comprise 21.0% of total arrivals, from Israel 8.5% and from Sweden 4.3%.
For a percentage of 87.0% of tourists, the purpose of their trip in July 2019 was holidays, for 10.4% visit to friends and relatives, and for 2.6% business.