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Cyprus Tourism

Dartford MP Gareth Johnson travels to Cyprus to "kick start" a two-year-old murder investigation. | 9/17/18
[Seychelles News Agency] Cyprus and Seychelles are looking at further developing economic, tourism, commercial and information technology relations, said the Cypriot High Commissioner to the island nation. | 7/3/18
Cyprus' president says a new casino resort that's described as Europe's biggest will be the centerpiece of the east Mediterranean island's strategy to become a luxury tourism destination. | 6/8/18

Tourism occupies a dominant position in the economy of Cyprus. In 2006 it was expected to contribute 10.7% of GDP. in real terms it generated CYP£2,598.2 mn (US$5,445.0 mn) (annual-2006). total employment was estimated at 113,000 jobs (29.7% of total employment = 1 in every 3.4 jobs). With over 2 million tourist arrivals per year, it is the 40th most popular destination in the world. However, per capita of local population it ranks 6th. Cyprus became a full member of the UNWTO when the organisation was created in 1975. According to the World Economic Forum's 2011 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Index, Cyprus' tourism industry ranks 24 in the world in terms of overall competitiveness. In terms of Tourism Infrastructure, in relation to the tourism industry) Cyprus ranks 1 in the world.

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