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The first half (H1) of this year concluded on a positive note in terms of passenger traffic at Cyprus' airports, with a significant three percent increase compared to the corresponding period in 2019 and a total of 4,808,431 passengers. Specifically, during January-June 2023, 3,252,612 passengers travelled from Larnaca airport, while 1,555,819 passengers travelled from Paphos airport.

The new 3.5 MWp Solar Park at Larnaka International Airport was inaugurated on July 19, during a special ceremony held in the presence of the minister of transport, Alexis Vafeadis and the chairman of Hermes Airports’ board of directors, Christophe Petit.

Radisson Hotel Group continued to lead on its growth and expansion plan in the first half (H1) of this year, focused on strategic geographical expansions and a new brand architecture with the addition of the art’otel brand, which offers a unique value proposition to owners and guests that blends art with a lifestyle experience. Since the beginning of the year, the group has welcomed more than 100+ hotel openings and signings in APAC and EMEA.

New distinction for Leptos Estates in this year's European Property Awards 2023 competition for the best project with more than 20 residences for the successful Venus Gardens project.

Cyprus Airways, the islands’ flag carrier, on July 21 welcomed its first two Airbus A220 during an official inauguration ceremony held at the Private and Presidential Terminal, Skylink Services Ltd, and headed by the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Nikos Christodoulides.

New research has revealed the safest (and most dangerous) holiday destinations in the world. The study, conducted by security experts at ADT, looked at the crime index score, number of burglaries, the number of police officers and the percentage of people who are worried about being mugged or robbed in UK holiday hotspots to determine the safest (and most dangerous) holiday destinations. 

Based on the results of the passenger survey carried out by the Cyprus Statistical Service, revenue from tourism reached EUR217,6 million this April compared to EUR185,1 million in the corresponding month of 2022, recording an increase of 17,6 percent.

Europe’s first integrated resort, City of Dreams Mediterranean, officially opened its doors in Limassol on July 10, marking the beginning of a new era for tourism in Cyprus.

The Cyprus Marine Club held a successful event on June 27, with Marina Hadjimanolis, shipping deputy minister, Cyprus, as the guest speaker.

Cyprus arrivals of tourists reached 420.076 in May of this year compared to 315.018 in May 2022, recording an increase of 33,3 percent. For the period of January – May of the current year, arrivals of tourists totalled 1.156.705 compared to 849.058 in the corresponding period of 2022, recording an increase of 36,2 percent.