Due to the war, 800 thousand tourists from Russia and Ukraine did not come, but last year Cyprus received 3.2 million tourists.
SchengenVisaInfo.com reports that the number of tourists has increased by 65 percent in 2022 following the lifting of the COVID-19 travel regulations, according to recently released data.
In 2022, tourism in Cyprus recovered to about 80 percent of pre-pandemic levels, and according to the Financial Mirror, the island saw around 700,000 fewer visitors than the record 3.9 million in 2019.
In this regard, Savvas Perdios, the head of Cypriot tourism, said that according to the conclusions made last year, Cypriot tourism is more resilient, and now Cypriot tourism does not depend on the Russian market.
He also mentioned that the results of 2022 are positive, especially the income that was 90 percent in 2019.
Minister Pedrios announced that in 2022, the per capita spending of tourists in Cyprus was 760 euros and in Greece 646 euros, an increase of 12 percent compared to 2019.
Poland, France, Italy, Denmark, Austria and Hungary set historical records for arrivals in 2022, while Germany and Switzerland set 20-year records.
In addition, compared to 2019, last year the total population from EU countries increased by 24 percent, the population from Poland by 133 percent, France by 98 percent, Denmark by 67 percent, and the population from Austria and Hungary respectively. , Italy grew by 58 percent and Germany by 31 percent.
Cyprus received more than three million tourists between January and November 2022, surpassing the number of tourists registered in 2021, according to the Cyprus Statistical Office.
As of the eleventh month of last year, a total of 3.09 million tourists came to the country, which is almost 68 percent more than the 1.8 million tourists registered in 2021.
At the same time, tourism showed a stronger growth compared to the level of 2020, when 621,927 people arrived.
In December last year, Cyprus registered 110,041 tourists, compared to 96,928 in December 2021, an increase of 13.5 percent.
Furthermore, the main sources of tourism in December were Great Britain with 24.3 percent or 26,708 tourists, Israel with 17.1 percent or 18,801 tourists, Greece with 11 percent or 12,055 tourists, and Poland with 85 tourists. percent or 9316 tourists and 4.5 percent or 4976 tourists came to Germany.