Limassol enjoys 40% increase on cruise arrivals

23 Jan 2020

New record tourist arrivals in Limassol from cruise ships
New record tourist arrivals in Limassol from cruise ships
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According to the Port operator - DP World Limassol, the number of passengers arriving in 2019 is reaching the 125,000 with 93 cruise ships which is an impressive rate based on the previous years.

During 2018 just 57,000 tourists come through Limassol port, dropping from 74,000 of the year before, according to official data.

The results come through the collective efforts of all tourism stakeholders.  
DP World in cooperation with the Deputy Ministry of Tourism and the Municipality of Limassol has made several agreements to link Limassol with Israeli ports and has participated in various maritime tourism conferences building contacts with important travel agents.

Lazaros Charalambous the Chief Marketing Officer of DP World Limassol’s  told Stockwatch “In the past two years Limassol has become a popular cruise destination and we are confident that aligning our own promotional efforts with international campaigns carried out by other stakeholders, will enable us to reach more cruise ships making calls at Limassol port, bringing Cyprus closer to becoming a regional cruise hub.”

“It is a fact that a combination of actions taken by the private company operating the port and other stakeholders, such as the Ministry of Tourism, has brought about positive results, increasing passenger traffic at Limassol Port. Things are looking up,” said Karousos told news website Stockwatch.

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