Limassol Tourism Board has released a statement highlighting its case to have a new state-of-the-art conference centre located within the region, responding to a recent announcement made by the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) on the subject.
Annita Demetriades, deputy director general at CTO presented statistics mentioning the importance of the MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and events) industry to tourism, and stating that a new conference centre must be constructed in order to further capitalise on the sector.
According to the CTO statistics, 70 per cent of MICE tourism into Cyprus arrives during the warm autumn and spring months, confirming the notion that this particular kind of travel is beneficial to enhance the island’s all-year-round tourism prospects.
Limassol Tourism Board stated that their plans to create an international exhibition and conference centre provide the answer to this issue.
“After a series of studies, meetings and promises, our project has still not received the green light,” read the Limassol Tourism Board statement. “After the recent CTO announcement highlighting this as a priority sector for the economy, the government should provide the necessary approval for such an important tourist infrastructure project.”