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According to the March Passengers Survey, Cyprus recorded the highest volume of tourist arrivals ever during that particular month.

Arrivals reached 140,873 in March, compared to 137,013 for the corresponding period in 2016, an increase of 2.8 percent.

Visitors from Russia were particularly high, with a year-on-year boost of 55.1 percent, while significant increases were also recorded from Israel and France, up 94.9 percent and 15.9 percent, respectively.

Despite a 7.9 percent decline in travellers from the UK, it remained as one of the leading source markets, accounting for 38.7 percent of all arrivals.

The survey further indicated that 68.3 percent of tourists visited the island for leisure, 15.5 percent for spending time with friends and family, and 16.1 percent for business.