Rush to finish hotel renovations in Ayia Napa & Protaras [Video]

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Added: 19-04-2017 18:58

Workers are rushing to complete the remaining renovations and extensions to hotels in Ayia Napa & Protaras ahead of the new season.

Speaking to SotiraNews, Lakis Avraamides, General Manager at Ayia Napa - Protaras Tourist Board, said that there were around twenty extensions/renovations of hotels in the Ayia Napa and Protaras area. Some of these hotels have completed their work and are already in operation, others will complete their renovations in late May, prior to the arrival of new visitors. He added that works on roads in some areas are ongoing.

According to the Director of ETAP Famagusta, businesses in the region have invested in the renovation of the hotel facilities and the other tourism businesses, to increase both quantity and quality. These investments, he noted, have cost several tens of millions of euros. He added that he was confident that businesses will seek to recoup the investments by aiming to extend the tourist season from the current six months.

He emphasised that whilst sacrifices should be made what was also needed was to change the mentality of tourists so that they don't consider Famagusta and Cyprus in general as only a summer destination.

Overall tourism in winter is improving, according to the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO), there was an increase of 13.6% for the winter tourist season (November 2016- March 2017) compared to the same period last year.

This, says the CTO, makes the past winter tourist season the second best in tourist arrivals of all time, confirming the estimate that the improvement of seasonality is picking up.

Check out the video below of some of the work currently being undertaken:

Video: SotiraNews

Rush to finish hotel renovations in Ayia Napa & Protaras [Video]

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