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The Statistical Service announces the publication of an infographic on foreign trade of Cyprus for year 2021.

According to the results of the Social Protection Survey, which is based on the principles and rules determined by the European System of Integrated Social PROtection Statistics (ESSPROS) the social protection expenditure in Cyprus, as a percentage of the GDP, reached 24,1 percent in 2020, compared to 18 percent in 2019, which corresponds to EUR5.283,4 million in 2020, compared to EUR4.168,0 million in 2019.

Hundreds of participants of all ages dressed in Santa Costumes participated in one of the most fun Christmas charity events of the season, the Limassol Santa Run 2022. 

A total number of 102.417 residents of Cyprus returned from a trip abroad in November 2022, compared to 52.668 in the corresponding month in 2021, recording an increase of 94,5 percent.

The main countries from which the residents of Cyprus returned in November 2022 were Greece with 38,2 percent and the UK with 13,9 percent. 

The arrivals of Cyprus tourists reached 149.857 in November 2022 compared to 148.973 in November 2021, recording an increase of 0,6 percent.

From Austria to Vietnam, 32 destinations from all around the world have been named as ‘Best Tourism Villages 2022’ by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).

Cyprus Airways recently announced its traffic results for November 2022.

The appetite for travel shows no signs of slowing down at Hotelbeds as the company is expecting growth of 30 percent above this year’s levels over the next 12 months but new trends are emerging as consumers not only seek new experiences but also ways to make their trips easier and hassle-free.

Cyprus Airways has recently presented its ambitious growth plans for the coming five years to stakeholders during a press conference entitled ‘Cyprus Airways – The Past & the Future’, which was held on December 14.  

DP World Limassol welcomed the world’s largest floating bookfair, ‘MV Logos Hope’, on November 26, during a special ceremony held on board the vessel which was attended by Vassilios Demetriades, deputy minister of shipping, Cyprus.