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Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) participated actively in the 22nd World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) General Assembly which was held on September 11 — 16 in Chengdu.

On the occasion of World Tourism Day, established to be celebrated on September 27 by World Tourism Organization, the Association of Tourist Enterprises of Cyprus (STEK) underlined the crucial role that tourism plays in the economic, social and cultural development of local communities.

In the context of 2017 Ayia Napa International Festival, Ayia Napa Municipality signed a twining partnership protocol with the Russian city of Gelendzhik.

Continuing the success observed so far this year, Cyprus achieved its best ever August with 523,651 arrivals during the month, according to Passenger Survey.

Dinos Kakkouras, chairman, Association of Cyprus Travel Agents (ACTA) has stressed the need for direct promotion of Cyprus’ National Tourism Strategy, highlighting its catalytic role in the modernisation of the industry.

On August 31, Antonis Christou, president, municipal tourism committee, Ayia Napa, awarded commemorative plaques to Norwegian couple Oivind Kristiansen and Inger Kristiansen as well as Swedish traveller Emilie Frisk, granting them with the honourary title of ambassadors of tourism for their high number of visits to Ayia Napa over the years.