ECONOMY

Cyprus enjoys growth in September tourism takings

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Cyprus recorded a 17.4 percent jump in key tourism revenue in September, the Mediterranean island’s highest percentage rise for 17 months, official data showed on Monday.

The eurozone member is benefiting from an upsurge in arrivals from Great Britain, Germany, Greece and Israel – countries that have traditionally provided the bulk of its tourists.

Income from the vital sector reached 321.1 million euros in September, compared with 273.4 million euros in the same month last year.

The state-run Cyprus Tourism Organization said the island had made a “dynamic turnaround” after a bad start to the year when five of the first six months saw revenue declines.

[AFP]