The Russian tourist flow to Cyprus grew by 50%

Last year, the Russian tourist flow to Cyprus showed a 50% increase. This was announced by the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Cyprus Stanislav Osadchy.

“The past year has become a record for the tourist industry in Cyprus, which in many ways became possible due to a significant increase in tourist flow from Russia. According to the official statistics of the Cyprus Statistical Service, the number of our compatriots who visited the island in 2016 has approached 800 thousand, which is more than ever and almost 50% higher than in 2015, “he said, TASS reports.

At the same time, Stanislav Osadchy stressed that first of all such growth is connected with the closure of Egypt, but interest in Cyprus among Russians is noted over the past few years.

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