A study of touristic trends by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) has prompted the launch of a campaign, the Cypriot Breakfast, aimed at showcasing local cuisine. The project, in collaboration with the Travel Foundation in the UK, focuses on tradition rather than diversified Cyprus touristic offerings.
Cyprus Fast Tracks New Grand Casino Bids
Cyprus has just announced plans for creating the first integrated casino resort to meet all international standards. Government spokesperson, Nicos Christodoulides, told reporters last week that the cabinet is in the process of granting for the operation of the casino complex.
Kataklysmos Festival of the Flood 2014: Cyprus Gets Wet
Coming up this month, the 2014 Kataklysmos (Flood) Festival hits Cyprus in towns and cities across the island. From Limassol, Larnaca, Paphos, Paralimni, Ayia Napa and beyond, tourists and local islanders mingle in June for games and frolic on one of the world’s most coveted island paradises.
Cyprus Worries Over Russian Tourism
The economies of the EU versus Russia Crimea situation extend farther afield than some visa denials and wanton sanctions against the Russian Federation. With regional tourism massively affected by Russian tourists rubles, how can the EU further a NATO agenda and not hurt places like Spain, Italy, Greece, and Cyprus?
Crete City of Rethymno Hosts Olive Oil Marketing Meet
An interesting cross-border collaborative effort in between Crete and Cyprus is being held in the city of Rethymno on Crete Oct. 1. An all important workshop to “Promoting marketing of oil” will see formulators, mills, merchants and producers discuss how best to collectively upgrade their products. Organized by SEDIK, the Region of Crete and the […]
Northern Cyprus Tourism: Not at All Gloom and Doom
Recent news of banking system problems on the Island of Cyprus have already had further negative impact on Cyprus where inbound tourism is concerned. And, considering the impact tourism has on the overall Cyprus economy, this is maybe the worst sort of news. However, not so many travelers might know that travel to Northern Cyprus shows no such real or percieved banking or other difficulty. You see, Northen Cyprus (officially the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus) is in many ways a wholly separate system.
China Investors Eyeballing Cyprus Airways
News from Nicosia, China’s Beijing Yi Xiang Da Investment Co Ltd has expressed an interest in acquiring Cyprus Airways according to reports on Friday.
“The Last Bride” Ends Friday in Nicosia, Cyprus
For travelers to Cyprus, a fascinating exhibition entitled The Last Bride (PDF) by Asteris Gkekas, runs until April 5th at the ARTos Foundation.
Can You Find Cyprus On the Map? [infographic]
Can you find Cyprus, or is yelling Cyprus where are you your only shot at discovering the Island paradise? Only about 1 in 10 people could spot Cyprus on a world map if their life depended on it. Better have a look at this infographic for clues then.
Cyprus Tourism Boosted By Influx of Russian Arrivals
Cyprus might be struggling to come to terms with the prevailing economic woes around Europe, but you wouldn’t know it if you worked in the country’s tourism sector, which saw foreign tourist arrivals hit a seven-year high last year thanks to an influx of Russian visitors.
Cyprus Travel Sails – Everywhere In the UK
A huge advertising campaign will be taken to the many media outlets; TV, radio, posters, flyers, the works, by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation. A tagline the organization created to touch everyone’s heart is; “Cyprus in Your Heart” – striking words, representing Cyprus as it is; beautiful, scenic, from the beaches to the mountain tops, from ancient ruins, to ever more decadent cities.
Russian Travelers Fuel Increase of Cyprus Tourism Revenues
An increase in tourist arrivals from Russia has powered an increase in Cyprus’ tourism revenue. After a constant increase throughout 2012, revenues are expected to reach 2 billion euros by the end of the year, closing at a 10% increase from last year’s figures, according to the Cyprus Tourism Organistion (CTO).