Review by Christos T. Panagopoulos
Arrivals of tourists in Cyprus decreased by 5.8% for the period January – July 2013, compared to the corresponding period last year. Moreover, residents of Cyprus traveling abroad decreased in July 2013 by 11.3%, compared to the corresponding month in 2012.
The data were released on Thursday by the Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus. On the basis of the results of the Passengers Survey, arrivals of tourists reached 361,442 in July 2013 compared to 371,453 in July 2012, recording a decrease of 2.7%.
The number of Cyprus residents who returned from a trip abroad in July 2013 recorded a decrease of 11.3% (116,321 passengers compared to 131,096 in the corresponding month last year).