The Cyprus Tourism Organisation’s September 2017 visitor figures continue to show strong growth to the destination. From January to September 2017, global tourist arrivals to Cyprus reached 3,001,603, compared to 2,617,218 in 2016; a year-on-year increase of 14.7 per cent.
This November, for one week only, Londoners will be able to say ‘Hallou-mi!’ to the latest pop-up restaurant with halloumi in every course on the menu. This exciting new venture has been launched by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation as a way of showcasing their national cheese and entice people to visit the island.
The Cyprus Tourism Organisation has released its latest visitor figures for January to August 2017, showing continued growth. From January to August 2017, global tourist arrivals to Cyprus reached 2,517,887, compared to 2,196,017 in 2016; a year-on-year increase of 14.7 per cent.
The Cyprus Tourism Organisation has confirmed that 2017 is on track to be its most successful year on record in terms of global tourist arrivals. From January to June 2017, global tourist arrivals to Cyprus reached 1,463,206, compared to 1,255,240 in 2016; a year-on-year increase of 16.6 per cent and the highest ever total arrivals for this period to date.
Thanos Hotels & Resorts has acquired the Aloe Hotel in Paphos to add to its portfolio of owned and managed resorts. The European hospitality group currently comprises the iconic Anassa, sleek Almyra and classic Annabelle hotels in Cyprus.
The Cyprus Tourism Organisation predicts that 2017 will be a record-breaking year with over three per cent year-on-year increase in visitors recorded from January to March. Coinciding with the announcement of these figures, the CTO has appointed Rooster PR to manage its press office and deliver a series of creative campaigns following a competitive pitch.
Annie Karapataki, head of sales, Columbia Beach Resort, talks to Breaking Travel News about the hotel, the buoyant Cypriot tourism sector, and winning at the World Travel Awards.
The hijacking of an EgyptAir flight forced to land at Larnaca airport in Cyprus has ended peacefully with all hostages released and the hijacker surrendering. A number of passengers and crew had earlier been freed from a hijacked plane has sat on the runway at the airport.
The Cyprus Tourism Organisation has begun 2013 with the launch of a spring advertising campaign which will be rolled out across both TV, radio as well as gracing the side of taxis nationwide. Renowned for its diverse offering, The Cyprus Tourism Organisation’s campaign features the tagline ‘Cyprus in Your Heart’, showcasing the island’s diversity – from ancient cities to rural havens, beaches to mountains, gourmet delicacies to holistic retreats – an offering that continues to draw British visitors year-on-year.