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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.

According to Paphos Regional Board of Tourism, the coastal city has the capacity to accommodate more than 200,000 visitors during the winter period December – March 2018, with 11,000 beds to be in full operation during the season.

On August 23, commemorative plaques were awarded to a British family by Yiannis Karoussos, mayor, Ayia Napa, granting them with the honourary title of ambassadors of tourism for their high number of visits to Ayia Napa over the years.

According to the annual Expat Insider survey conducted by InterNations, Cyprus is among the top countries for sun lovers, with 81 percent of expats on the island happy with their life in general.