By its very nature tourism is cyclical.
The countries competing with Cyprus like Egypt , Tunisia, Turkey were subject to terrorist attacks which impacted greatly on tourism in those countries . Cyprus was the beneficiary. With these countries ‘fighting back ‘ for their market share did Cyprus do anything to fend them off .
It would appear the same old mantra prevails ‘maximum profit for minimum input ‘ , if the numbers fall put up the price to maintain profit margins .
Was there a concerted effort to entice people to come to Cyprus , no evidence to suggest that . It would appear to be more of the same . Cyprus has the potential to offer alternative eco based holidays but everyone is focused on the quick buck.
It’s not just Cyprus, but a lot of tourist destinations are ‘killing the goose that lays the golden egg ‘ at least Cyprus is not openly hostile to tourists, unlike parts of Spain and Italy .