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Overview

Since independence tourism has played an important role in Cyprus’ economy and the country has developed into one of the Mediterranean’s main tourist attractions. The industry contributed €3,201m to the economy in 2011. It provided 74,000 jobs, including those indirectly supported by the industry, constituting 19.1% of total employment in the country (World Travel and Tourism Council – WTTC 2011). Cyprus placed 35th in the world (out of 181 countries) in terms of the tourism industry’s relative contribution to the economy, with a 17.7% share of GDP, compared to the world average of 14% (WTTC 2011). In 2010 the island saw 2,173,000 tourist arrivals, with by far the largest proportion coming from the United Kingdom, followed by Germany, Russia and Greece as strong source markets. The industry is overseen by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism. The Cyprus Tourism Organisation promotes Cyprus as a tourist destination through its various offices around the world and its website. Several professional bodies represent the sector. These include the Association of Cyprus Tourist Enterprises, the Cyprus Tourist Guides Association, and the Cyprus Hotel Association.

Tourism and Travel organisations in Cyprus
Cyprus Airways
Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Tourism