Tourism gets President’s support

It matters when the tourism sector faces enormous challenges. In the early years when tourism became an industry, many called it the hen laying the golden eggs. In the 1970s and ’80s,


Best tourist season since 2019

Tourism Minister Costas Koumis says there are “very good numbers” this tourist season, exceeding Cyprus’ target of a 5% to 10% annual increase in tourist arrivals. His Deputy Ministry is collaborating with the


Authorities probe Varosha hotels opening

The government will investigate reports that a Turkish businessman opened booking reservations for 2025 for hotels in the fenced-off area of Turkish-occupied Varosha. It is claimed he bought four hotels, 86 apartments and 20

More new hotels open this summer

Cyprus’ tourism product will be much brighter this summer, with Europe’s largest casino resort complex opening in Limassol. The City of Dreams Mediterranean hotel resort opens its doors on 1 June after


Hotels fear staff shortages

Hoteliers said they had difficulty coping this summer due to 5,000 staff shortages, calling on authorities to intervene to resolve the issue before next year. In comments to news site Stockwatch, the


Paphos hotel occupancy at 80%

The hotel occupancy rate in the Paphos district during July will reach 80%, according to the chair of the local hoteliers association Thanos Michaelides. He said last month, hotel occupancy in Paphos

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