Cyprus Mail

Tourist arrivals fall 12 per cent in September on UK and Russian slump

Tourist arrivals fell in September 12 per cent compared to the same month last year to 316,602 as arrivals from the United Kingdom and Russia, Cyprus’ major tourist markets,  slumped, the statistical service said on Monday.

Arrivals from the UK fell 17 per cent while those from Russia fell 16 per cent to 109,951 and 90,866 respectively, compared to September last year, Cystat said.  Arrivals from Sweden fell 12 per cent compared to a year ago to 16,947.

Those arrivals from Switzerland and Israel rose an annual 21 and 23 per cent to 8,492 and 7,383 respectively, the statement said.

In January to September, arrivals rose 2.8 per cent to 2,051,483 compared to the respective period last year, Cystat said.

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