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Russia boost for winter tourism

Nicosia and Moscow have agreed on the complete liberalisation of charter flights to Cyprus for the winter season.

The move was announced Friday evening by Transport Minister Tasos Mitsopoulos and will be signed on Monday in Nicosia.

The deal is likely to most benefit the Famagusta region, according to reports. Destinations in that district are all but shut in the winter as they say they have no incentive to stay open for minimal numbers.

Mitsopoulos told the Cyprus News Agency that he had received a letter from the Russian Federation on Friday afternoon.

“With the liberalisation of flights we can tackle the problem of seasonality, to bring more tourists and keep the hotel units open,” the minister said.

He said once the deal is signed on Monday, it will be effective immediately.

Reports suggest the move could bring in another 300,000 Russian tourists throughout the winter season.

 


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