news | 09 November 2018 | ServPRO

Cyprus tourism to reach 4mil by the end of 2018

The Minister of Tourism, Mr. Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, addressing the annual World Travel Market, held in London’s ExCel exhibition centre, mentioned that 2018 is yet “another exceptional record year” for tourism in Cyprus and that the country is expected to reach 4 million tourists in 2018

Cyprus is represented at the aforementioned event by many co-exhibitors under the umbrella of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO).

The Minister held meetings with airlines and big tour operators to discuss future collaborations.

Speaking to the Cyprus News Agency, Mr. Lakkotrypis stated:

“We all know the importance of tourist arrivals from the UK. They hold even more importance this year, in the light of the ongoing talks on Brexit and what will happen after March 2019.”

Addressing this year’s performance in tourism and the outlook for 2019, Mr. Lakkotrypis mentioned that “2018 is shaping up to be another exceptional record year, during which we will touch the number of 4 million tourists, a number that a few years ago seemed like science fiction. It is even more important because 2018 was a year that all our competitors functioned at the highest possible degree, and that proves that Cyprus can stand competitively against these countries. It is also significant that as from January 2, 2019 the Deputy Ministry of Tourism will begin its operation, having in its focus the application of the 2030 tourism strategy, which will help us proceed with qualitative upgrades of our touristic product.”

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