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Atlantica Hotels & Resorts in collaboration with Hull Blyth Araouzos Ltd. will be hosting the Royal Caribbean International crew of the Odyssey of the Seas cruise ship in its hotels.

The arrivals of Cyprus tourists reached 8,811 in March of this year, recording a decrease of 84,1 percent compared to March 2020 (during which 55,342 arrivals were recorded), and a decrease of 94,8 percent compared to March 2019 (with 169,934 arrivals).

The European Commission (EC) recently approved a EUR8 million Cypriot scheme to support tour operators affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

The Cyprus Ministry of Tourism announced that following a relevant international tender, in which consulting companies from Cyprus and abroad participated, the process of preparing the study for the sustainable tourism development of the wider area of Polis Chrysochous and Tillyria and for the establishment of its tourist identity has begun.

The eagerly awaited, new Lefkara Multi-functional Conference Centre has officially opened, bringing a modern facility to the traditional mountain village - famous worldwide for its handmade embroidery and other unique handicrafts.

On April 01, the government presented a grand project including over 300 actions to revitalise the mountain communities.

On the basis of the results of the Cyprus Passenger Survey carried out by the Statistical Service, revenue from tourism in January of this year reached EUR2,8 million.

Compared to EUR40,2 million in the corresponding month of the 2020, it recorded a decrease of 93 percent, as well as a decrease of 92,9 percent compared to January 2019 (EUR39,6 million).

Ryanair, on March 31 launched its biggest ever summer schedule in Cyprus, with 34 routes in total, including five new routes to Bari, Bologna, Corfu, Rhodes (operating from July) and Venice Treviso (operating from June), which will help boost Cyprus’s air traffic and tourism as vaccination programmes continue and Europe re-opens in time for the summer holiday season.

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) noted with satisfaction the joint statement signed by the heads of five United Nation bodies, on March 25, which calls on all governments to prioritise seafarers in their national COVID-19 vaccination programmes, together with other essential workers, saying that their safe movement is essential to critical goods movement and travel on which the global economy depends for recovery.

This summer, Royal Caribbean International guests can soak up the Mediterranean sun and explore the captivating coastlines of Greece and Cyprus on all-new seven-night cruises departing from Limassol, Cyprus.