70% of tourists ‘com­pletely sat­is­fied’ with Cyprus – sur­vey

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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.

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