Arrivals up from UK, Germany, Israel
Tourist arrivals from Britain, Germany and Israel were significantly up in the first five months of the year, according to the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, with the drop in arrivals from Russia, the second largest tourist market, expected to be limited to 25% for the year. Five month figures show that tourist arrivals from Russia are down by 18.4%.
Arrivals from the UK in January-May were up by 39,140, or by 16.4% compared to the year-earlier period.
Tourists from Germany were up by 26.5% or 7,641, while the Israeli market recorded a 58.1% increase with 9,189 more arrivals than in 2014.
Tourist arrivals from France and Holland are also up by 44.7% and 40.7%, respectively. The Austrian market has also recorded an increase of 76.1%.