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A large increase was also noted in the trips of Cypriot residents abroad in July

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Annual increase 27.5 % marked the arrivals of tourists in the period January – July 2023. Besides, a large increase was also noted in the trips of Cypriot residents abroad in July. According to the Statistical Service, the trips of Cypriot residents abroad in July 2023 amounted to 184,335, compared to 134,198 in July 2022, marking an increase of 37.4%.

The main countries from which the residents of Cyprus returnedin July 2023 it was Greece with 38.8% (71,445), the United Kingdom with 10.9% (20,011), Italy with 6.4% (11,870) and France with 4.3% (7,869).< /p>

According to the Statistical Service, for the period January – July 2023, tourist arrivals amounted to 2,137,408, compared to 1,676,039 in the corresponding period of 2022, marking an increase 27.5%.

Also, tourist arrivals in July 2023 totaled 523,718, compared to 454,657 in July 2022, an increase of 15.2%.

Arrivals from the United Kingdom were the main source of tourism for July 2023, after constituting 33.6% (175,924) of the total arrivals, arrivals from Israel 12.4% (64,711), arrivals from Poland 5.5% (28,957 ), arrivals from Sweden 4.4% (22,994), arrivals from Germany 3.6% (19,030) and arrivals from Greece 3.1% (16,092).

The purpose of travel in July 2023 was vacation for 85.4% of tourists, visiting friends or relatives for 11.3% and business for 3.3%. Accordingly, for July 2022, 84.9% visited Cyprus for holidays, 12.2% to visit friends or relatives and 2.8% for business reasons

At the same time the purpose of travel of the residents of Cyprus in July 2023 were mainly vacations with a percentage of 71.1%, while professional reasons accounted for 13.6%, studies for 13.7% and other reasons for 1.6%.

Source: www.kathimerini.com.cy

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