Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 02-03-01
From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>
Friday, 1 March 2002
-  Tourism is following an upward trend
 Tourism is following an upward trend
Cyprus tourism is following an upward trend in the last few years. The
overall income from the tourism reached 1.277 billion Cyprus pounds in the
year 2001 compared to 843 million in 1997, the Minister of Commerce,
Industry and Tourism Mr Nicos Rolandis stated yesterday.
Speaking at the annual seminar of the Hoteliers Association, Mr Rolandis
said that the negative developments which followed the terrorist attacks
against the United States did not affect the upward trend of tourism, since
the income from tourism in 2001 showed an increase of 7%, compared with
that of the year 2000.
Mr Rolandis pointed out that efforts are now focused on taking the
necessary measures to support tourism in order to achieve even better
results this year.
Concluding, he said that the aim of the Cyprus Government is the continuous
revitalization, enrichment and upgrading of tourism and services offered,
so that Cyprus can face the tough competition, which exists between tourist
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