Cyprus Mail

Tourist arrivals up in June

TOURIST arrivals rose 11 per cent year-on-year in June, reaching 342,221 compared with 308,219 last year, the island’s statistical service said yesterday.

Arrivals in the first half of the year also rose 6.0 per cent on an annual basis, reaching 979,838 compared with 924,135,
June was the third consecutive month that recorded an increase after April’s 11.4 per cent, and May’s 6.1 per cent.

June saw a 22.1 per cent year-on-year rise in arrivals from Russia — 117,960 from 96,618 – and a 0,6 per cent rise from the UK – 111,792 as opposed to 111,156.

Swedes were less in June this year, 17,065 compared with 17,393 in 2013, as were arrivals from Norway, down 3.1 per cent – 9,733 compared with 10,049 — and Greece, which fell 6.8 per cent, or 8,584, compared with 9,206.

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