MORE tourists arrived this May compared to the same month last year, marking a 3.5 percentage point increase the state’s statistical services said.
A total of 276,781 people arrived in May – including 53,671 Russians and 16,856 Swedes – an increase of over 9,000 from May last year when 267,487 people visited.
Compared to May last year, 31.6 per cent more Russians arrived on the island and 13.8 per cent more Swedes did. Last May, 40,772 Russians visited as did 14,813 Swedes.
More Germans also arrived marking a 3.7 per cent increase May to May from 14,445 to 14,985.
Fewer Brits visited, with a total 113,289 Brits visiting this May, a 5.4 per cent decrease from the 119,752 who visited last May.Read More