Cyprus among those to earn more from tourism

Kathimerini English - - Focus -

Glob­ally, tourism’s con­tri­bu­tion is ex­pected to grow by 3.8 per­cent this year, gen­er­at­ing $7.9 tril­lion and ac­cel­er­at­ing from a 3.3 per­cent in­crease in 2016, ac­cord­ing to the World Travel and Tourism Coun­cil (WTTC). Some des­ti­na­tions suf­fered last year as at­tacks prompted trav­el­ers to head else­where, with tourist spend­ing drop­ping in Bel­gium, France and Turkey. But the WTTC said that con­sumers switched to other des­ti­na­tions such as Bul­garia, Cyprus or Spain rather than putting off travel al­to­gether. “In Eu-

Cleared for take­off. The last ob­sta­cle block­ing the im­ple­men­ta­tion of the con­ces­sion of 14 re­gional air­ports to Fra­port Greece has been re­moved af­ter the state signed the agree­ment with the con­sor­tium for the Na­tional First Aid Cen­ter (EKAB) to pro­vide firstaid ser­vices at the ter­mi­nals. Fra­port ex­pects to re­ceive the air­ports be­fore Easter.

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