According to a statement marking the world tourism day, the Cyprus tourism organisation stated that arrivals are expected to exceed 3.6m in 2017, setting a new record.
In fact, August arrivals have risen to 2,51m also setting a new record, according to the organisation. It was also noted that the highest rise this year was recorded during the winter period, between January and April, marking an impressive increase of 19.9%.
The Cyprus tourism organisation also noted that sustainability was always high on the organisation’s list of priorities, which was reflected in a number of activities and policies. For instance, its co-operation with the Cyprus sustainable tourism institute and the UK’s travel foundation, policies included green beaches, minimum sustainability criteria for tourist businesses, and the guide for solid waste management in hotel units.
There was also the adoption of the Cypriot breakfast scheme, which aimed at including local products in hotel breakfasts and introducing visitors to the authentic and traditional character of Cypriot cuisine.