Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service



03/09/2002
NEW PUBLICATION: TOURISM AND TRAVEL STATISTICS, JUN 2002

1. The Statistical Service announces that in June 2002 the number of arrivals covering all categories of travellers (including excursionists) reached 366.818 recording a decrease of 11,2% compared to the corresponding month last year. For the period January-June 2002 arrivals of travellers reached 1.356.883 compared to 1.546.966 in the corresponding period of 2001, recording a decrease of 12,3%.

2. Arrivals of tourists reached 293.192 in June 2002 compared to 322.835 in the corresponding month last year, recording a decrease of 9,2%. For the period January-June 2002 arrivals of tourists reached 1.017.387 compared to 1.170.323 in the corresponding period of 2001, i.e. a decrease of 13,1%.
The main countries of tourist arrivals in June 2002 were the United Kingdom with 59,8%, Russia with 5,4%, Sweden with 4,8%, Germany with 3,6%, Norway with 2,9%, Greece with 2,8% and Switzerland with 2,4%. The overwhelming majority, 81,5% of tourist arrivals was from countries of the European Union.

3. In June 2002, 61.546 residents of Cyprus returned from a trip abroad compared to 67.386 in the corresponding month last year. For the period January-June 2002, 300.441 residents returned from a trip abroad compared to 295.144 in the corresponding period last year recording an increase of 1,8%.

4. In June 2002 the number of same-day visitors reached 9.355 of which 2.438 were same-day tourists and 6.917 excursionists. Long-term immigrants numbered 1.252 and short-term immigrants 964.
Further information can be obtained from the report "Tourism and Travel Statistics, June 2002, No. 185".









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