NICOSIA, Nov. 14 (Xinhua) -- More than 71 percent of the visitors said they were fully satisfied with their stay in Cyprus, giving it five out of five, a tourist survey released on Tuesday said.
The survey, carried out by research company Noverna from July to October on behalf of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation, with 2,000 departing tourists interviewed at airports, showed that most of visitors came for the sea, sun and peacefulness, as well as hospitality. Also many visitors said they chose Cyprus for security reasons.
Over 71 percent of the visitors gave their stay five out of five, while 23 percent gave four on a scale of five. Only 0.5 percent of those interviewed rated with one or two.
Almost 93 percent of the interviewed said they would most probably visit Cyprus again in the next three to four years, among which 96 percent of British visitors and 95 percent of Russians would like to return to the island.
Cyprus recorded the highest ever tourist arrival of 3.2 million in 2016, marking a 20 percent increase compared with that in the previous year. According to Cypriot Statistical Service, the number of tourist arrivals in the first nine months of 2017 rose by an annual 15 percent to a record high of 3 million.