Cyprus' new Deputy Minister of Tourism vows that he is ready for "hard work”

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Cyprus' new Deputy Minister of Tourism vows that he is ready for "hard work”The daily life of tens of thousands of families is affected by tourism in the country

Cyprus’ new Deputy Minister of Tourism, Costas Koumis, said he will start immediately “hard work” with the aim of adding value to the country's tourism, at the handover/takeover ceremony for the Deputy Ministry’s portfolio, noting that he will seek to achieve every goal of the National Tourism Strategy, to make Cyprus one of the key players of the European tourism state of affairs, CNA reports.

Outgoing Deputy Minister, Savvas Perdios, who was the first to hold this post since the Deputy Ministry was founded in 2019, expressed the belief that, with Koumis at the helm, the Deputy Ministry will continue its work and the implementation of the national, Cyprus Tourism Strategy 2030.

Perdios in his speech announced that he was “happy and proud” to hand over a sector that is on the rise, both in terms of arrivals and revenue as well as quality.

In the last three years, he pointed out, the customer satisfaction rate in Cyprus has reached 86% while the target is to reach 90% by 2030, expressing optimism that Koumis and the Deputy Ministry’s staff would achieve this. In terms of revenue, he said, in 2022, despite all the adversities, “was a pretty good year, we reached 90% of 2019 which was a record year, while this January was also the best January of all time”, as 90,000 arrivals were recorded. He said this shows the outlook for both this year and the future.

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