Big Drop For Cyprus Holidays
A combination of centuries of history mixed with modern holiday facilities, great beaches and the Mediterranean has all added up to a good tourist
industry for Cyprus.
But destinations newly offered in Europe to tourists has taken away some of her visitors to pastures new - notably Egypt and Turkey.
Last year the number of people taking holidays in Cyprus fell by over ten per cent, leaving many hotels with plenty of empty bedrooms and restaurants
and bars taking on fewer locals.
A dual impact of the recession in Europe and the impact of the cost of Euros for British tourists can be identified as the reasons for the decline -
holidays in Cyprus are as attractive as they have even been and the weather in Cyprus lived up to those who did visit expectations.
Apart from the volume of Europeans taking holidays anywhere last year falling for the first time in a long while, cheaper destinations outside of the
Eurozone were promoted heavily by tour operators in the important UK market.
Hotels in Egypt and Turkey are less expensive than Cyprus, and while some savings are passed on by tour operators to the consumer, it is also more
profitable for the tour operators to sell the Egyptian and Turkish hotels than the hotels in Cyprus.
But bad news for the Cyprus holiday industry isn't necessarily bad news for the tourist - quieter restaurants, more space on the beach and some good
offers for late booked Cyprus holidays all add up to why a trip there now will make sense for those who are considering it.
Villa holidays could well come down in price as well as specialist companies reduce their prices for villa holidays in Cyprus this summer and autumn.
A week's holiday in Cyprus in June for example with Thomson Holidays starts from just over 400 Sterling a person - and that includes both flights and
a hotel in Limassol, with transfers to and from the airport for arriving and departing flights to Cyprus. Probaby a better deal than booling a hotel
independently and then looking online for cheap Cyprus fl