The increase is mainly attributed to the arrivals of tourists (6,7 percent) as well as the return of residents of Cyprus (14,7 percent). An increase in the arrivals of travellers (3 percent) was also recorded in October 2019 when travellers reached 582,861.
For the period of January – November 2019 arrivals of travellers totalled 5,503,315 compared to 5,301,583 in the corresponding period of 2018, recording an increase of 3,8 percent. During the same period, an increase of 0,9 percent was recorded in tourist arrivals and 8,3 percent in the return of residents of Cyprus.
Concerning the departures of travellers, an increase of 14,7 percent was recorded in November 2019 as compared to the corresponding month of 2018, as well as an increase of 3,8 percent for the period January – November 2019.