The Larnaca Tourism Development Company (ETAP) has implemented a range of improvements to boost tourism in Larnaca. These include the addition of beach volleyball courts and exercise machines, the creation of accessibility ramps for beaches, the placement of underwater amphorae at the ‘Elpida’ wreck, the planting of palm trees in Voroklini and Kiti, the use of digital tools like 3D virtual restorations and 360° tours, the expansion of the virtual museums platform, the establishment of “beefriendly” children’s parks, the creation of Instagrammable spots, efforts to reduce visual pollution, and the development of new museums and infrastructure. These enhancements aim to enhance the visitor experience, promote sustainable tourism, and showcase the unique offerings of the region.
boost in tourism from poland
Cyprus has approved an €18 million budget for 2023 to boost tourism arrivals. The investment aims to increase tourist numbers, generate higher tourism revenues, extend the tourist season, and strengthen partnerships with airlines and travel agencies, reflecting Cyprus’s commitment to becoming a yearround travel destination.
Cyprus Airways has launched direct flights connecting Larnaca and Brussels International Airport, increasing European connectivity and opening up opportunities for both business and leisure travelers. The mortgagetorent scheme initiated by Kedipes has seen substantial interest, offering innovative solutions to struggling homeowners and providing stability to the housing market.
Cyprus is revitalizing its tourism industry by embracing sustainability through circular economy practices in hotels, focusing on recycling, energy conservation, and waste reduction. This strategic move not only reduces environmental impact and operational expenses but also aligns with EU sustainability commitments, enhancing the competitiveness and resilience of the tourism sector.
Cyprus’ energy sector has reached a milestone with an agreement between the government and Chevron for the development of the ‘Aphrodite’ gas field, indicating a significant advancement in the country’s energy initiatives. Additionally, the tourism sector is expected to see a boost from Polish tourists, with Deputy Minister of Tourism Kostas Koumis forecasting over 300,000 arrivals in 2024.