As of the 1st of June the hotels will reopen and flights will restart within the month and this will jumpstart tourism.
As the committee chairman Andreas Kyprianou said after the meeting “we need to be ready to see fewer profits in 2020, but the work we are putting in and the strategies we are developing will serve us well for next year, when we are foreseeing a touristic boom in the country”.
The government will promote Cyprus through four phases.
Phase one is to establish contact with various European countries.
The second phase will involve teleconferences with the tourism ministers and send them promotional material in the third phase.
Then through media, TV appearances and newspaper interviews, Cyprus will be promoted abroad.
The government’s goal is to see at least 30 percent of the 2019 arrival figures and for that reason is considering subsidising 40 per cent of the aircraft occupancy with the calculation made on a per-passenger basis.
The member of Parliament Mr. Angelos Votsis said that “pleasant surprises in the number of tourists visiting Cyprus this summer should not be ruled out”.