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Cyprus set for record number of tourist arrivals

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cyprus is on course for its best tourism year in terms of arrivals, after official figures showed that the number coming to the east Mediterranean island nation has surpassed 3.8 million for the first time.

The Cyprus Tourism Organisation said Monday that arrivals in November were up nearly 10 per cent from a year ago to 160,000, a record for the month. Overall, arrivals are 7.8 per cent up over the year.

Cyprus relies heavily on tourism, particularly from former colonial power Britain. One notable increase was the 180 per cent increase in tourist numbers from Ireland.

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