C.T.O’s View on Cyprus Tourism

cytourismTHIS IS WHAT THE C.T.O SAY ON CYPRUS TOURISM :

(1) MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS IN THE CYPRUS TOURIST MARKET IN 2007

According to the results of the Passenger Survey conducted by the Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus upon the arrival of passengers in Cyprus, tourist arrivals in 2007 recorded a slight increase of 0,6% as against 2006 (2.416.081 in 2007, 2.400.924 in 2006). The year started off poorly, with the first five months displaying decrease rates which varied from 2,6% in March to 8,3% in April. However, from June onwards there had been a reversal of fortunes, as the peak demand months of July, August and September all displayed healthy increase rates. The strong performance of these months led to an eventual slight increase of arrivals for the whole year, despite the small decrease that was observed in October and November (in December there was again an increase

Where do they get their figures from… I can only wonder.

(2) SEASONAL PATTERN OF TOURISM

The distribution of tourist arrivals over the four quarters of 2007 was as follows: January-March 9,1% (the respective percentage for 2006 was 9,5%), April-June 30,8% (32,1% in 2006), July-September 41,7% (39,7% in 2006) and October-December 18,4% (18,7% in 2006).

Where are the figures for 2008-09?!

(3) INCOME FROM TOURISM

Gross receipts from tourism in 2007 were estimated at CYP1.099 million, an increase of 6,1% over 2006 receipts (CYP1.037 million) in nominal terms. According to preliminary data, revenue from tourism is estimated to have accounted for 12,1% of the country´ s Gross Domestic Product for 2007, down from 12,4% in 2006.

Yer right what ever!

All this seems to be alot of b*llsh*t!
As I said before, there are no figures for the years 2008-09.
The last press releases on their web site was on the 15/01/2009!

Tourist arrivals statistics are derived from the Passenger Survey, carried out by the Statistical Service of Cyprus as a border sample survey at all points of entry (two international airports and two ports).

Data for excursionists and cruise passengers are based on monthly statements prepared by the Aliens and Migration Service of the Ministry of Interior.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE ARRIVALS OF TOURISM 

Country | JAN 2009  | JAN 2006
UNITED KINGDOM | 19.8O9  | 29.469
GERMANY | 4.442 | 17.724
GREECE | 6.888 | 13.215
NORWAY 597 | 801
RUSSIA 2.793 | 3.284
AND RUSSIA 2.793 (TO ME IT APPEARS THAT THEIR ARE MORE THAN WHAT C.T.O SAY )
IN TOTAIL FOR JAN 2009 OVER 43 COUNTRIES 47.066
IN 2006 THE SAME MONTH IT WAS 66.151 JUST IN TO YEARS A DROP OF 19.085 ARRIVALS IN CYPRUS.

ALL THIS FACTS CAN BE FOUND AT

http://www.visitcyprus.biz/ctoweb/ctowebtradesection.nsf/Maineng?openframeset

Their web site has not been updated for some time, and I wonder why.

Wake up C.T.O,  SAVE Cyprus before its to late, if not already!

This is in response to the article entitled : Limassol Council says NO to Tourism and is the opinion of one user, not the site, its employees, owners or affiliates.

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  • peter

    The CTO is taking the p*ss. there is so many things they can do to increase and improve our number 1 export( and our only export)tourism, to better our economy.

    as long as they are comfortable with their fat salaries and enjoying the fine life they wont care enough to improve anything for the rest of us

  • Aristia

    Couldnt agree more!! :S we lust lack competent people that can actually map out an efficient plan to increase tourism! Lets just hope this improves in the years to come or else i see cyprus economy going down really badly!!!