High occupancy rates in Ayia Napa hotels

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High occupancy rates in Ayia Napa hotels
Added: 15-04-2017 02:56

A bumper Easter holiday period is expected for the hotels in the free Famagusta district with evidence of high occupancy rates in Ayia Napa reports Politis.

This year some hotels in Ayia Napa were already busier than in previous years due to the high number of participants and visitors to the international Ayia Napa Soccer Festival - a children's football tournament. It is estimated that the thousands of participating children, aged 6 to 16, triggered the arrival in town of some 20,000 visitors for the tournament which ended on Wednesday.

Lakis Avraamides, General Manager at Ayia Napa - Protaras Tourist Board, stated that whilst Cypriots preferred the freedom of the area to celebrate Easter there had also been increased demand from foreign tourists. Noting that with the Catholic & Orthodox Christian Easter coinciding this year there has been more interest from the UK, whilst the Russian & Scandinavian markets were also doing well.

The Orthodox Church can celebrate Easter as much as five weeks later than Western Churches and the next time the Easter celebrations coincide won't be until 2025.

Meanwhile in Protaras Austrian visitors have increased the occupancy rates of hotels in the area. Arriving in groups, the tourists are mainly members of an Austrian political party, with around 1400 currently holidaying in Protaras. In total around 8,000 Austrian visitors will help fill the hotels until early May.

Speaking to state radio prior to their arrival, Paralimni Municipality Mayor Theodoros Pyrillis said:

“The groups will stay around a week in Cyprus. The hotels in Protaras usually start picking up business after April 15 but with these arrivals, we expect all the hotels in Protaras to be packed by the April 5 or 6.”

“We need to give the tourists the right image and the right memories of their visit here. This is so important to sustaining and even building on our image as the best tourism destination.”


NewsInCyprus
15/04/2017


High occupancy rates in Ayia Napa hotels


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