Tourism minister confident for Cyprus economy in 2017

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After a record 2016, Tourism Minister Giorgos Lakkotrypis expects even more positive results this year for Cyprus. There were half a million more visitors to the island last year, reaching a total of 3.3 million plus a 12% rise in revenue to €2.4bn.

There is also an incentives plan in place to help hotels stay open in the winter and thus prolong the season as much as possible, along with the addition of more flights all year round. The Minister also stated the proposed casino resort would be licensed within a few weeks, while plans for building marinas in Paphos, Ayia Napa and Paralimni are also moving forward.