Tourism in Cyprus showed 17% growth within a 9 month period in 2016

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Russian tourists have also contributed to the improvement of tourism in Cyprus. Over 9 months in 2016, the influx of Russian tourists to Cyprus was up by 52% or 155,000 people from the same period a year earlier. The total number of Russian visitors in Cyprus within this period exceeded 400,000, while the overall amount of foreign visitors in Cyprus totaled 2.6 million. Proceeds from tourism made up to 25% of the local GDP.