Hoteliers of Cyprus ask the government to set a date of the resumption of flights from Russia and England
Cypriot hoteliers insist the authorities to set a date of the resumption of flights from the UK and Russia, which are the main entry markets for the country. The share of these source markets accounts for 50% of the general tourist flow. Hoteliers fear that tourists instead Cyprus will go to Greece and Spain, which announced the opening of airports for British tourists from July 11.
After the opening of the international flight service on June 9, only 70 hotels began to operate in Cyprus – that is 10% of the total number. About ten hotels opened in Ayia Napa. It is expected that in the near future another 40 hotels will be opened - in particular, 19 in Paphos and 3 in Ayia Napa.
Also, several hotels will open in Famagusta, they will monitor the number of tourists. The city fears that without Russian and British guests the season will become “critical” for the industry.
In Cyprus, only a few cases of COVID-19 infection have been reported for the recent weeks.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.