The Cyprus Tourism Organisation has revealed 2017 as another record-breaking year for the island, with January to October 2017 figures already exceeding total visitor arrivals in 2016.

From January to October 2017, global tourist arrivals to Cyprus reached 3,408,473. This figure not only exceeds the level of visitors to the island during the same period in 2016 (2,974,412 – a 14.6% year on year increase) but also exceeds the number of global visitors to Cyprus from January to December 2016 (3,186,531) by 6.9%.

The same trend can be seen with UK arrivals; 1,174,358 came to Cyprus between January to October this year, not only representing a 7.9% increase on the same period in 2016, but also exceeding the total UK visitors to Cyprus from January to December 2016 (1,157,978) by 6.4%.

Mr Orestis Rossides, UK Director of the tourism organisation, said: “We're delighted to have already surpassed 2016's arrival figures by the end of October 2017. As well as being popular in the summer, Cyprus is a great destination for winter sun and we look forward to welcoming visitors from across the globe throughout the rest of the year.”

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