Cyprus ar­rivals break the June record

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Bailed-out Cyprus, seen as a safe desti­na­tion in a re­gion dogged by ter­ror at­tacks, set a record for the num­ber of tourist ar­rivals dur­ing the month of June, of­fi­cials said yes­ter­day. With the Mediter­ranean hol­i­day is­land’s econ­omy on an up­ward curve, state-run Cyprus Tourism Or­ga­ni­za­tion said that 413,114 tourists ar­rived last month. “It is the best June in terms of ar­rivals in the his­tory of Cyprus tourism. More­over, these are the sec­ond best monthly fig­ures ever af­ter July 2015 (with

Tourism ben­e­fit. The last-minute book­ings that Turkey will be miss­ing out on af­ter the recent un­rest will be dis­trib­uted among Greece, Spain and other safe des­ti­na­tions, said An­dreas An­dreadis, the As­so­ci­a­tion of Hel­lenic Tourism En­ter­prises (SETE) head. Cruise lin­ers are also rerout­ing from Turkey to Greece and other coun­tries.

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