Tourism Minister optimistic about tourist arrivals in 2014

Tourist arrivals were up by 11.4% in April 2014 compared to April 2013, data released by the Cyprus Statistical Service, on Monday, show.

On the basis of the results of the Passengers Survey, arrivals of tourists reached 180,998 in April 2014 compared to 162,439 in April 2013, recording an increase of 11.4%.

An increase of 18.9% was recorded in tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom, up from 61,888 in April 2013 to 73,556 in April 2014.

Tourist arrivals from Russia were also up by 13.7% from 28,531 to 32,430.

The German market also recorded an increase of 1.7%, from 10,291 to 10,465.

Tourist arrivals from Greece were up by 22.7%, from 8,456 last April to 10,374 this April.

On the other hand tourist arrivals from Sweden recorded a drop in the order of 35.1%, down to 6,382 in April 2014 compared to 9,833 in April 2013.

For the period January – April 2014 tourist arrivals came to 344,435 compared to 339,672 in the corresponding period of 2013, recording an increase of 1.4%.
Source: Cyprus News Agency (www.

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