By Bejay Browne
CONCERTED efforts are due to get underway to promote Polis and Neo Chorio as a hot spot for destination weddings and honeymoons, according to officials.
Nasos Hadjigeorgiou, the head of the Paphos regional board of tourism told the Cyprus Mail: “This entire area is stunning and unique with so much to offer. It’s a place for romantic breaks and could be hugely popular for weddings.”
The tourist head said that a meeting will take place in the coming days with representatives of both Polis municipality and the community board of Neo Chorio, to assess which venues are available in the area.
“There are a number of hotels undertaking weddings in the area, some on the beach and the wedding ceremony (civil ceremony) is also available at the municipality.”
He said that the current experience at the municipality would be upgraded and the idea is to bring the area in line with what’s already on offer in Paphos, Peyia and Geroskipou.
Hadjigeorgiou said that there are a lot of selling points such as, the myth of Aphrodite, the unspoilt environment and so on.
“We will appraise what exists now in the way of wedding venues and our aim is to find venues to use, such as the baths of Aphrodite.”
Related problems will also be examined at the meeting including legal issues, the preparation of promotional material and a marketing plan for the period of 2016-2017, as well as other topics such as accessibility.
A further meeting with all of the stakeholders will be called later on, he said. “This will involve the hotels, wedding planners, transport companies and others. We want to enhance and strengthen the experience for people and the area has so much to offer. With some reinforcement, this form of tourism could thrive.”
He added that the area also offers many excellent locations and opportunities for wedding photography.