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2020 was the year of staycations and learning to love the nature that’s around you – The New York Times recently reported a surge of European nature lovers visiting protected areas for the first time. But which country does the best job at protecting their natural sites?

Just before the end of 2020, which has challenged humanity due to a world pandemic, the Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) expressed its sincere gratitude to the hardworking seafarers who are keeping the world supplied with food, fuel, medical equipment and other vital goods through the symbolic initiative Seafarers Deliver for Us, We Walk for Them’, held on December 31, 2020.


The Cyprus Shipping Chamber’s president and members of its board of directors made a symbolic 10 km walk, from the Old Limassol Port right along the seafront to the old Amathusia Area, as a tribute to seafarers across the world for their valuable contribution and to show their solidarity against the discrimination they are facing during the Covid-19 pandemic, despite being key workers at the front line.

On the basis of the results of the Cyprus Passenger Survey carried out by the Statistical Service, revenue from tourism in October 2020 reached EUR77,4 million compared to EUR299,4 million in the corresponding month of 2019, recording a decrease of 74,1 percent.

Leptos Estates ends another record year with three European Property Awards in recognition for the company’s high-level product, service, originality, innovation and commitment to sustainability. 

The Cyprus arrivals of tourists reached 8,952 in November compared to 169,392 in November 2019, recording a decrease of 94,7 percent.

Atlantica Hotels & Resorts has recently announced that the four-star Atlantica Aqua Blue will now operate under the management of the largest hotel group of Cyprus and Greece.

Wanting to give relief and joy to those who need it, especially during the Christmas and New Year holidays, the staff of the Cyprus Deputy Ministry of Tourism recently raised money, with the aim of turning it into food stamps.

The Leptos Group of Companies announced an important development for the real estate and construction sector, which, during these difficult times, is a strong stimulus for the Cypriot economy.

The Cyprus Shipping Chamber (CSC) and the Maritime Anti-Corruption Network (MACN), signed a memorandum of cooperation (MoC), on 16 November 16, with the aim to collaborate on the eradication of corruption in the maritime sector and to safeguard a fair and sustainable maritime operating environment.

The arrivals of travellers in September of this year reached 119,426 compared to 679,628 in September 2019, recording a decrease of 82,4 percent.