For the period of January – May, arrivals of tourists reached 1,121,361 compared to 1,134,076 in the corresponding period of 2018, recording a decrease of 1,1 percent.
Tourist arrivals from the UK decreased by 2,6 percent in May compared to May 2018 and a decrease of 5,4 percent was recorded for tourists from Russia.
An increase of 7,8 percent in tourist arrivals from Sweden and 9,6 percent from Israel was recorded.
The UK constitutes the main source of tourism for Cyprus in May, with a proportion of 36,1 percent, while arrivals from Russia comprise 21,7 percent of total arrivals and from Israel and Greece five percent.
For a percentage of 82,8 percent of tourists, the purpose of their trip in May was for holidays, for 10,2 percent was for visiting friends and relatives and for seven percent, the purpose was for business.