News Local August tourist arrivals set new record

August tourist arrivals set new record

Tourist arrivals in August rose by an annual 3.6% to total 553,845 which constitutes a new all time record for the month, CyStat said on Tuesday. Tourist arrivals in August last year were 534,847.

For the period of January – August 2019 arrivals of tourists totalled 2.735.839 compared to 2.719.622 in the corresponding period of 2018, recording an increase of 0.6% and outnumbering the total arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus for the first eight months of the year.

Tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom increased by 1.0% in August 2019 compared to August 2018 while an increase of 1.8% was recorded for tourists from Russia and 23.6% from Israel.

Arrivals from Sweden edged down by 0.2% while those from Germany slumped 14.2%.

Main countries

The United Kingdom constitutes the main source of tourism for Cyprus for August 2019, with a proportion of 33.6%. Russia was the second biggest market with 20.9% and Israel third with 9.4%. Sweden came in fourth with 3.7%.

Purpose of visit
For a percentage of 88.1% of tourists, the purpose of their trip in August 2019 was holidays, for 10.2% visit to friends and relatives and for 1.7% business.

Read more

https://in-cyprus.com/cystat-july-tourist-arrivals-set-record/

Top Stories

160 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday

The Health Ministry announced 160 new COVID-19 cases on 23 October, out of 4,327 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 3,314. The break-down of new...

Health Ministry insists there is confirmed case among American Center staff

The Health Ministry replied to the denial of the American Medical Center regarding a confirmed case among its staff. In an announcement the Ministry noted...

Health Ministry replies to accusation about delay of the tracing unit

The tracing unit contacts the persons who have tested positive to COVID-19 as soon as it is informed by the relevant laboratories and the...

Professor of Microbiology concerned about asymptomatic patients

Dr Petros Karayiannis, Professor of Microbiology/Molecular Virology at the University of Nicosia Medical School, has expressed concern over the great number of private hospitals,...

30-year-old missing for seven months (PHOTO)

Police are looking for 30-year old NAKITA YASMEEN from the United Kingdom, whose traces have been lost since March 2020. Yasmeen’s disappearance was today...

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...