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1: Country/Economy Profiles

Cyprus
Key indicators
Population (millions), 2009..............................................................................0.9
Surface area (1,000 square kilometers) ..........................................................9.3
Gross domestic product (US$ billions), 2009 ...............................................23.6
Gross domestic product (PPP, US$) per capita, 2009 ...........................28,503.7
Real GDP growth (percent), 2009.................................................................–1.7
Environmental Performance Index, 2010 (out of 163 economies) ..................96

Travel & Tourism indicators
Percent
of total

T&T industry, 2010 estimates

2011–2020
annual growth
(%, forecast)

GDP (US$ millions) .............................................................1,701...................6.7 ....................5.6
Employment (1,000 jobs).........................................................36...................9.3 ....................3.0

T&T economy, 2010 estimates
GDP (US$ millions) .............................................................4,093.................16.1 ....................5.0
Employment (1,000 jobs).........................................................77.................19.8 ....................2.6
Source: World Travel & Tourism Council, TSA Research 2010

International tourist arrivals (thousands), 2009................2,141.2
International tourism receipts (US$ millions), 2009 ........2,162.4
3,000

172

2,500

International tourist arrivals
(thousands)

2,000

International tourism receipts
(US$ millions)

1,500
1,000
1995

1997

1999

2001

2003

2005

2007

2009

Source: United Nations World Tourism Organization

Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index

Rank
(out of 139)

Score
(1–7 scale)

2011 Index ...........................................................................................................24
2009 Index............................................................................................................21
T&T regulatory framework ..............................................................................23

4.9
4.9
5.3

Policy rules and regulations..........................................................................79
Environmental sustainability..........................................................................51
Safety and security .........................................................................................26
Health and hygiene .........................................................................................43
Prioritization of Travel & Tourism....................................................................6

4.3
4.8
5.7
5.6
6.2

T&T business environment and infrastructure ............................................14

5.1

Air transport infrastructure............................................................................21
Ground transport infrastructure....................................................................20
Tourism infrastructure ......................................................................................1
ICT infrastructure ............................................................................................31
Price competitiveness in the T&T industry...............................................109

4.7
5.3
7.0
4.6
4.2

T&T human, cultural, and natural resources ...............................................44

4.2

Human resources ............................................................................................24
Education and training .............................................................................24
Availability of qualified labor...................................................................21
Affinity for Travel & Tourism ..........................................................................11
Natural resources .........................................................................................117
Cultural resources...........................................................................................47

5.5
5.5
5.4
5.7
2.3
3.2
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2

3

4

Note: For descriptions of variables and detailed sources, please refer to “How to the Read Country/Economy Profiles.”

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The Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index in detail
INDICATOR

RANK/139

INDICATOR

1st pillar: Policy rules and regulations
1.01
1.02
1.03
1.04
1.05
1.06
1.07
1.08
1.09

Prevalence of foreign ownership......................................78
Property rights ..................................................................27
Business impact of rules on FDI ......................................33
Visa requirements*...........................................................42
Openness of bilateral Air Service Agreements* ............122
Transparency of government policymaking ......................31
Time required to start a business* ..................................28
Cost to start a business* .................................................73
GATS commitments* .....................................................115

RANK/139

8th pillar: Tourism infrastructure
8.01 Hotel rooms* ......................................................................1
8.02 Presence of major car rental companies* ..........................1
8.03 ATMs accepting Visa cards*.............................................12

2.1: Country/Economy Profiles

Cyprus

9th pillar: ICT infrastructure
9.01
9.02
9.03
9.04
9.05

Extent of business Internet use .......................................51
Internet users* .................................................................44
Telephone lines*...............................................................15
Broadband Internet subscribers* .....................................31
Mobile telephone subscribers* ........................................36

2nd pillar: Environmental sustainability
2.01
2.02
2.03
2.04
2.05
2.06
2.07

Stringency of environmental regulation............................49
Enforcement of environmental regulation ........................43
Sustainability of T&T industry development.....................57
Carbon dioxide emissions* ............................................113
Particulate matter concentration* ...................................84
Threatened species* .......................................................42
Environmental treaty ratification* ....................................30

10th pillar: Price competitiveness in the T&T industry
10.01
10.02
10.03
10.04
10.05

11th pillar: Human resources

3rd pillar: Safety and security
3.01
3.02
3.03
3.04

Business costs of terrorism..............................................53
Reliability of police services..............................................40
Business costs of crime and violence ..............................25
Road traffic accidents* ....................................................26

4th pillar: Health and hygiene
4.01
4.02
4.03
4.04

Physician density* ...........................................................48
Access to improved sanitation* ........................................1
Access to improved drinking water* .................................1
Hospital beds* .................................................................48

Ticket taxes and airport charges* .....................................77
Purchasing power parity* ...............................................122
Extent and effect of taxation ............................................12
Fuel price levels*..............................................................93
Hotel price index*.............................................................94

11.01
11.02
11.03
11.04
11.05
11.06
11.07
11.08
11.09
11.10

Primary education enrollment*.........................................17
Secondary education enrollment* ....................................33
Quality of the educational system....................................13
Local availability of research and training services...........43
Extent of staff training ......................................................35
Hiring and firing practices .................................................60
Ease of hiring foreign labor...............................................67
HIV prevalence*................................................................48
Business impact of HIV/AIDS ...........................................21
Life expectancy*...............................................................15

12th pillar: Affinity for Travel & Tourism
5th pillar: Prioritization of Travel & Tourism
5.01
5.02
5.03
5.04
5.05

Government prioritization of the T&T industry .................18
T&T government expenditure* ........................................11
Effectiveness of marketing and branding.........................38
Comprehensiveness of annual T&T data*..........................1
Timeliness of providing monthly/quarterly T&T data* ........1

6th pillar: Air transport infrastructure
6.01
6.02
6.03
6.04
6.05
6.06
6.07

Quality of air transport infrastructure ...............................43
Available seat kilometers, domestic* ...............................87
Available seat kilometers, international* ..........................58
Departures per 1,000 population* ...................................18
Airport density* ..................................................................9
Number of operating airlines* ..........................................37
International air transport network ..................................51

12.01 Tourism openness* ..........................................................14
12.02 Attitude of population toward foreign visitors ..................43
12.03 Extension of business trips recommended......................29

13th pillar: Natural resources
13.01
13.02
13.03
13.04

Number of World Heritage natural sites*.........................75
Protected areas*.............................................................101
Quality of the natural environment...................................56
Total known species* .....................................................125

14th pillar: Cultural resources
14.01
14.02
14.03
14.04

Number of World Heritage cultural sites*........................62
Sports stadiums*................................................................8
Number of international fairs and exhibitions*.................59
Creative industries exports*.............................................91

7th pillar: Ground transport infrastructure
7.01
7.02
7.03
7.04
7.05

Quality of roads ................................................................23
Quality of railroad infrastructure ......................................n/a
Quality of port infrastructure ............................................39
Quality of ground transport network ................................80
Road density* ...................................................................24

Notes: Ranks of notable competitive advantages are highlighted. An asterisk (*) indicates that data are from sources other than the World Economic Forum. For
further details and explanation, please refer to the section "How to Read the Country/Economy Profiles" at the beginning of this chapter.

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