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European Commission tells Italy, Cyprus and Greece: Unblock congestion in airspace

The European Commission has requested Italy, Cyprus and Greece to urgently clarify the measures taken to establish Functional Airspace Blocks (FABs), required under the Single European Sky (SES) legis

Tourists trickling back to crisis-hit Cyprus

After Cyprus's bloated banking sector was hit by a body blow this spring, sending the economy further into recession, cut-price summer holiday offers are attracting tourists but not the spending neede

Russian tourists lift Cyprus’s tourist arrivals to a seven-year high

An influx of Russian holidaymakers lifted Cyprus's tourist arrivals to a seven-year high in 2012, offering rare good news to a recession-hit economy, official data showed on Monday.

ICTP announces Limassol joins alliance

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced that the Limassol Tourism Board of Cyprus has joined a

Commerce Minister: Cyprus tourism up 10 percent

Tourist arrivals have increased by over 10 per cent since October, with revenue from tourism getting a 13.6 per cent boost along the way, according to Commerce Minister Praxoulla Antoniadou.

President Christofias: Cyprus committed to reunification

The President of Cyprus told the General Assembly today that his administration remains committed to a mutually-agreed reunification of the Mediterranean island and ending what he described as the “

UN chief to host meeting with Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will host a joint meeting of the leaders of the Greek Cypriot and the Turkish Cypriot communities on 7 July in Geneva, his office has announced, stressing the need for bo

Cypriot leaders hold UN-sponsored reunification talks

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders today held the first of two top-level meetings scheduled for this week, under United Nations sponsorship, as they intensified their efforts to reunify the Med

Cypriot leaders agree to intensify reunification talks

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders agreed to intensify talks to reunify their island today after meeting in Geneva with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, who has warned that substantive agreement

UN-backed talks on Cyprus reunification gain momentum

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders discussed governance and power-sharing today as they prepare to meet with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon later this month in United Nations-sponsored talks aim

Cyprus reunification talks make progress on economic issues

Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders made more progress today on economic issues and exchanged further ideas on governance and power sharing in United Nations-sponsored talks aimed at reunifying

$445M yacht marina to boost upscale tourism in Cyprus

A series of projects to boost tourism in Cyprus is beginning with a new marina in the southern port city of Limassol, Cypriot President Demetris Christofias said.

Cyprus tourist numbers continue to grow

Tourist arrivals to Cyprus continued to grow for the second month running in June after a sharp fall in April, official figures showed Wednesday.

Industry official: Pope’s visit to Cyprus will boost tourism

Nicosia - Pope Benedict XVI’s visit to Cyprus will have a positive effect on the tourism, Cypriot news agency CAN reports.

Cyprus tourism revenue plunge 17.1%

NICOSIA — Revenue from Cyprus's key tourism sector plunged 17.1 percent in April when the eruption of the Icelandic volcano severely disrupted flights across Europe, official figures showed on Thurs

Nicosia annual beer festival aims to draw tourists

Cyprus’s capital Nicosia aims to attract tourists away from the more favored coastal resorts by staging an annual beer festival, organizers said.

Cyprus tourism revenue up 14.3%

Monday, the Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus announced that the revenue from tourism increased 14.3% on an annual basis in March, compared to the 6.4% fall in the previous month.

Cyprus tourism plunges 10.9% in 2009

NICOSIA — Cyprus tourist arrivals plunged 10.9 percent in 2009, the government's statistics office reported on Wednesday, bringing more bad news to the recession-hit economy.

Cyprus tourist arrivals down In October

Thursday, the Statistical Service of the Republic of Cyprus announced that the tourist arrivals decreased 14% year-on-year in October, compared to the 9.6% fall in the previous month.

Cyprus opens new ultra-modern Larnaca terminal

LARNACA, Cyprus — Cyprus opened an ultra-modern airport on Saturday that it hopes will boost flagging tourism and boost prospects of it becoming a regional transport hub.

Cyprus tourist numbers tank

NICOSIA — Cyprus tourist arrivals plunged 10.7 percent in the first nine months of 2009, the government statistical office reported on Friday, bringing more bad news to the recession-hit economy.

Cyprus measures to boost tourism are causing collateral damage

The Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Tourism through the Cyprus Tourism Organisation spends millions of Euros in “bonus plans” to tour operators from all over the world (at least all the market

Tourism drop to shrink Cyprus’s economy 0.5% this year

Cyprus’s economy will shrink this year after at least five years of growth as the global slowdown dents the Mediterranean island’s tourism, construction and real estate industries.

Mediterranean holiday island’s tourism market feels European recession

NICOSIA — Cyprus tourist arrivals plunged 10.9 percent during the first eight months of 2009, official figures showed on Thursday, signalling little respite for the recession-hit economy.

Thirsty Cyprus looks to golf to rescue tourism

NICOSIA — Cyprus turns into near desert in the summer and is counting on desalination to provide green fairways for golfers and save the country's troubled tourism industry.

Cyprus boycotts Israeli tourism fair

The Cyprus government informed Israel that, for the first time in 15 years it would not attend the International Mediterranean Tourism Market (IMTM) which opened in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, after organi

Emirates launches daily service to Cyprus via Dubai

DUBAI, UAE – Emirates is set to launch daily flights to Cyprus, beginning December 1, representing further growth of the airline’s services in Europe.

Palestinian boats heading to Cyprus, hoping non-stop journey

On August 28, two Palestinian vessels, which were organized by the Free Gaza Movement, Free Gaza and Liberty, sailed off for Cyprus.