CYPRUS: Tourism up 29% thanks to Russian influx

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Total tourist arrivals in Cyprus rose by 29% compared to similar periods last year, with the majority coming from Russia, the latest statistics have revealed. Arrivals from the UK, conventionally Cyprus’s largest market of incoming tourism, rose by a mere 20% this year, compared to Russia, whose visitors rose by a staggering 158%. The number of visitors from Greece, Israel and Germany rose 19%, 55% and 3.8% respectively.