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Cyprus hoteliers look to Greece for solutions to common issues

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The leadership of the Cyprus Hoteliers Association (Pasyxe) had the opportunity to gather insights into contemporary challenges faced by the Greek hotel industry, as well as upcoming international trends and developments during the 11th General Assembly of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH).

As per a Pasyxe announcement released this week, the HCH General Assembly, held on November 25 at the Metropolitan Expo in Athens, under the slogan “Tourism is everyone’s business,” deliberated significant issues that confront the Greek hotel industry.

These included the ongoing armed conflicts in the Middle East and Europe, high inflation, climate change, and the shortage of labour—a set of challenges that also test the sustainability and growth of the Cypriot hotel sector.

The president and the general manager of Pasyxe, Thanos Michaelides and Philokypros Rousounides respectively, seized the opportunity to gain substantial insights, knowledge, and specialisation on how Greece addresses these issues. The aim is to ensure the sector remains competitive.

In a statement, Michaelides expressed his satisfaction with Pasyxe’s presence at the largest gathering of the Greek hotel sector.

“It is with great pleasure that we are here in Athens for the 11th General Assembly of the HCH,” Michaelides said.

“The opportunity to closely monitor the thoughts and actions applied by Greece to address the contemporary challenges of the sector, which are similar to those we face, will significantly bolster our efforts towards the sustainability and development of the Cypriot hotel industry,” he added.

Moreover, during their presence at the HCH General Assembly, the Pasyxe leadership met with the HCH leadership and its president, Alexandros Vasilikos, allowing them to discuss future steps for both associations, which have maintained a Memorandum of Mutual Understanding and Cooperation since 2022.

Furthermore, the president and the general manager of the association engaged in discussions and exchanged views on shared challenges and developments faced by the two industries.

They interacted with various officials from the Greek Government, representatives from the Ministry of Tourism of Greece, and tourism bodies, including the President of the Association of Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Yiannis Paraschis.

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