Cyprus tourism revenue down 93 pct in January year-on-year

NICOSIA, April 2 (Xinhua) — Cyprus tourism revenue recorded a drop of 93 percent in January this year compared to the same month of 2020 as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released by the Statistical Service of Cyprus (CYSTAT) on Friday.

CYSTAT said in a statement that income from tourism in January this year was just 2.8 million euros, a huge drop from a revenue of 40.2 million euros in January 2020.

Compared with January 2019, when 39.6 million euros was recorded in tourism revenue, the fall was 92.9 percent.

Tourist arrivals in January 2021 were only 3,889, down by a massive 95.5 percent from 85,622 year-on-year, and by 95.3 percent from the figure recorded in January 2019, the last full tourist year before…

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