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The Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Tourism recently announced that they will carry out secret checks and assessments on the island’s hotel industry.

On the basis of the results of the Cyprus Passenger Survey, revenue from tourism reached EUR377,2 million in September compared to EUR378,8 million in the corresponding month of 2018, recording a decrease of 0,4 percent.

On December 07, Elpida, a 63 m long boat, brought from Greece, was sunk off the coast of Cyprus to in order to form an artificial reef.

The boat was sunk in front of the Palm Beach hotel in Larnaca, around two kilometres from the shore, at a 30 m depth and it will be the sixth such protected artificial reef area.

Agriculture Minister Costas Kadis attended the sinking of Elpida said that the boat was sunk in an area that has been studied and presents relatively limited natural reefs and other habitats and “is expected to significantly cpntribute to the creation of shelters, growth and feeding site for many species of marine flora and fauna, contributing substantially to the protection and development of biodiversity in the region.

The sinking of Elpida was a coordinated effort by the fisheries department and the Larnaca Tourism Board.

The project, according to the fisheries department, is funded by 75 percent from the EU and 25 percent from the government through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund 2014-2020.

A delegation of the Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Tourism, headed by Savvas Perdios, deputy minister, visited Saudi Arabia and Dubai on November 18-21.

Dedicated to the completion of the iconic Ayia Napa Marina, M.M. Makronisos Marina Limited has proudly presented the first part of this impressive project, unveiling berthing facilities and related services.

Cyprus Airways has announced the launch of ticket sales for Summer 2020 from Larnaca and Paphos to destinations in Greece, Europe and the Middle East.

The Department of Antiquities, Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works announced the completion of the 2019 underwater archaeological mission at the Akrotiri-Dreamer’s Bay ancient port, in the Limassol District.

On the basis of the results of the Cyprus Passengers Survey, arrivals of tourists reached 436,509 in October compared to 433,617 in October 2018, recording an increase of 0,7 percent.

The first integrated casino resort (ICR) in Cyprus, City of Dreams Mediterranean, the only one of its kind in Europe, is expected to open its doors in 2021.

The Nicosia Tourism Board organised the second workshop (Workshop B) between the Cult - CreaTE project partners with the ultimate goal of promoting creative tourism in Nicosia.