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Visitor Numbers to North Cyprus Down

Visitor Numbers to North Cyprus Down

February 14
10:45 2019

There has been a fall in tourism numbers the owner of the Acapulco hotel in Kyrenia Unal Caginer has said.

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According to Turkish Cypriot daily ‘Diyalog’, statistics show that hotels in 2017 were fill to 58.5% capacity, while in 2018 that number had decreased to 51.3%. In hotels with casino these numbers were 62% for 2017 and 54% in 2018. Commenting on these figures, Caginer stated that in 2019 the situation seems to be similar to 2018.

Reporting further on the statistics, the paper writes that the number of tourists coming from third countries in 2018, declined by 10.3% compared to 2017, while the number of tourists from Turkey increased to 9.2%. The number of third countries’ tourists was 348,471 in 2017 and declined to 312,701 in 2018. In addition, in 2017, 710,889 Turkish citizens visited North Cyprus while this number rose to 776,428 in 2018.

Diyalog