December 2019 had the highest volume of tourist arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus during the specific month. For the period of January – December 2019 arrivals of tourists totalled 3,976,777 compared to 3,938,625 in the corresponding period of 2018, recording an increase of one percent and outnumbering the total arrivals ever recorded in Cyprus during a year.
Analysis of changes Tourist arrivals from the UK increased by 4,2 percent in December 2019 compared to December 2018 while an increase of 51 percent was recorded for tourists from Israel.
A decrease of 33,4 percent in tourist arrivals from Greece and 1,7 percent from Russia were recorded.
The UK constitutes the main source of tourism for Cyprus for December 2019, with a proportion of 30,3 percent while arrivals from Israel comprise 12,8 percent of total arrivals, from Greece 9,5 percent and from Russia 8,9 percent.
For a percentage of 53,3 percent of tourists, the purpose of their trip in December 2019 was holidays, for 32,3 percent to visit friends and relatives and for 14,2 percent for business.