70% of tourists ‘completely satisfied’ with Cyprus – survey
More than 70% of the tourists who participated in a survey commissioned by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation said they were ‘completely satisfied’ with their stay in Cyprus between July and October this year.
The survey concluded that the sunny weather, the sea, the tranquillity and attractiveness of the environment, the local hospitality and the services offered are the main reasons for foreigners choosing Cyprus for their holidays, while the number of those who cited security matters has increased.
A CTO announcement said that a “significant” percentage of 27% said that they chose Cyprus because they had visited the island again in the past.
Also, nearly 84% said that Cyprus was their first choice for a vacation. In the case of travellers from Russia and Israel, the percentage of those who said that Cyprus was not their first choice for holidays stood at 36% and 18.5%, respectively.
The majority of those surveyed appeared to be satisfied to a great extent with their stay, with 71% saying they were ‘completely satisfied’ on a scale from 1-5 and 23.3% rating the overall experience with 4, while only 0.5% gave a rate of 1 or 2.
A large percentage of 87.9% gave a rate of 8, 9 or 10 on a scale from 1 to 10 on whether they would recommend Cyprus to others as a tourist destination. This rate was high among British tourists (93.4%) and tourists from Russia (89.8%), but appeared to be lower in the case of Greek tourists (76.1%) and those from Israel (81.0%).
Of those surveyed, 92.5% said that they would “probably” or “definitely” visit the island again in the next three or four years.