The number of Russian tourists in Cyprus increased by 5.5% in 2017
The island in 2017 was visited by more than 824 thousand tourist from Russia, which is 5.5% more than in 2016. These are the data of the Cyprus Tourism Organization. In total, from January to December 2017 Cyprus was visited by 3 652 073 foreign tourists, which is 14.6% higher than in 2016. The main incoming markets for Cyprus remained unchanged. On the first line is United Kingdom (1,253,839 tourists, + 8.3%), on the second line is Russian market again. "It's no secret that some market experts were very skeptical, predicting the negative impact of opening of Turkey on the demand for Cyprus in the summer season of 2017. Nevertheless, the number of tourists from Russia has exceeded for the first time the level of 800 thousand and also showed an increase by 5.5%", - the Cyprus Tourism Organization notes. It is interesting to note that in the low season, the tourist flow from Russian Federation increased by 157.9% in January, by 96.3% in February, by 55.1% in March and by 21.4% in November 2017. In the most popular months - the period from May to October - the dynamics were not so strongly marked due to a lack of accommodation at the hotels of the island.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.