Cyprus Deputy Minister for Tourism Savvas Perdios and Egyptian Minister for Tourism Rania al Mashat have announced the decision to step up their cooperation in the field of tourism.
According to the news, the Cyprus minister met with Rania al Mashat on Monday in Cairo while the two officials have laid the groundwork for joint tourist packages which could bring the countries closer through travel and tourism.
In statements to the press, Perdios noted he discussed with the Egyptian Minister the possibility of holding tourist cruises between the two countries as well as their air connection, issues which are progressing or are on a good track, he said.
“Cyprus and Egypt could do a lot together in the field of tourism, in the context of our cooperation in joint programs, promoting our countries to the benefit of our two peoples,” he said.
The Tourism Ministry for Cyprus was only created in January for the purpose of a dedicated focus. The government then appointed Savvas Perdios, a leader with specialized education and extensive work experience in hospitality and tourism, as Minister.
Since 2015, Cyprus has been posting record tourism numbers with arrivals increasing by more than 50 percent in that period. Over 4 million visitors per year come to the island.