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Tourist arrivals from the UK make up for lost ground from Russia

Tourist arrivals from the UK  in the first nine months of 2018 totalled 1,295,740, up by 5.7% compared to the same period in 2017, helping to make up for a drop in tourism from Russia, which fell by 4.7% (773,641 compared to 812,187 in 2017).

Total arrivals of tourists between January-September 2018 increased by 7.9%, however tourist revenue increased only by 2.3%.

The average tourist spent €700.21 during their time in Cyprus in the period, while in 2017 an average tourist would spend €738.49.

British tourists spent the most. It is estimated that in August the Cypriot economy received €910.8 from each Briton who visited Cyprus.

Russians were in second place with €762.8 per capita expenditure. However, the amount was €300 less than in 2017, when Russians were in first place.

Per capita tourist expenditure in Cyprus was highest in 2013, when an average tourist would spend €868.2. That year, Russians spent €1,042 per capita.

Revenue from other markets decreased

Tourism expenditure from citizens of Germany and Sweden also decreased. In 2014, an average German tourist would spend €836, however the amount dropped to €785 in 2016.

Swedes spent an average of €685.7 in 2010, however the amount dropped to  €582 in 2017.

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