Meetings of the Minister of Tourism in the framework of the ITB Berlin 2015 exhibition
The Minister of Energy, Commerce, Industry and Tourism, Mr Yiorgos Lakkotrypis, had today a series of meetings in Berlin with representatives of major airlines and tour operators of Germany, in the framework of the ITB Berlin 2015 exhibition.
Specifically, the Minister had separate meetings with executives of the tour operators DER Touristik, Thomas Cook και TUI Deutschland, as well as of the airlines Fly Niki, Germanwings and Condor Flugdienst, during which he discussed with them and presented the upgraded Cyprus tourism product, with the aim to further increase the programs and available airline seats from Germany to Cyprus. The Minister also briefed the tourism stakeholders, participating in the Cyprus delegation, on his above mentioned meetings. The German market ranks third in tourist arrivals in Cyprus after the United Kingdom and Russia and the strategy of the Government and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) for intensifying contacts with German tourism stakeholders is expected to bear fruit during 2015, as there are already clear indications of an increase in bookings from Germany. -04.03.2015