Cyprus celebrates healthy tourism results for 2015

The Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus recently published the results of the Passengers Survey, which revealed that tourist arrivals reached 78,348 in December 2015, a 37.8 jump on December 2014 numbers (56,863).

Adding to this, a hefty 43.7 per cent rise was recorded in tourist arrivals from the United Kingdom (17,995 in December 2014 to 25,856 in December 2015); a 38 per cent increase from Greece (from 8,263 to 11,399); and a 65.3 per cent increase from Russia (from 4,956 to 8,191 this year).

Looking at the year as a whole, from January-December 2015, Cyprus welcomed a total of 2,659,405 compared to 2,441, 239 in the corresponding period of 2014, representing an 8.9 per cent jump.