The Cyprus Tourism Organisation is predicting another record year for Cyprus, as tourist numbers have soared in the first half of 2017.
From January to June, tourist numbers were almost 1.5 million, up 16.6% year-on-year and representing the highest ever total arrivals for this period.
If this trend continues, the country will see another record-breaking year for tourism, says the CTO.
June 2017 set the record for the highest volume of global tourist arrivals to Cyprus ever recorded during the month of June (472,450).
Orestis Rossides, the CTO’s UK Director, said: “We’re pleased to announce that 2017 was our most successful January to June period on record.
“Tourists from across the globe are drawn in by Cyprus’ year-round weather, stunning landscapes, friendly locals and delicious, locally sourced food and drink – not to mention the wide range of activities to please everyone; from cycling, scuba diving, trekking and golf to world-class spas.
“We’re proud to have welcomed a record-breaking number of tourists so far this year and hope visitors will continue to be drawn to our beautiful country throughout the rest of the year.
“Cyprus boasts the warmest winters in Europe, which is particularly attractive to Brits looking for some winter sun.”
Cyprus – the third largest island in the Mediterranean – attracts more than two million tourists annually.
The CTO will be sharing its stand at WTM London with almost 50 other exhibitors from Cyprus, including hotels and trade associations.