CNA News – CNA – Rebekah Gregoriades – CYPRUS/Nicosia 16/01/2019 15:16

Government pleased with Paralimni Marina project progress

Cyprus President NicosAnastasiades expressed on Tuesday evening the government’s satisfaction over the progress achieved so far in the Paralimni marina project, in the sea-side resort of Protaras.

He was addressing an event in Nicosia during which the project was presented. The marina is set to have 300 spots for docking, with all the necessary support services. It will also have a selection of shops, cafeterias, bars and restaurants, 123 apartments, 4 villas, a seaside parc and pathways leading to Protaras beaches.

Cyprus needs to diversify its tourist product says Deputy Minister of Tourism

Newly appointed Deputy Minister of Tourism SavvasPerdi?s referred to the need of diversifying Cyprus’ tourist product and investing in the competitive advantages of the country, during his first meeting with the Parliamentary Committee on Energy, Trade, Industry and Tourism.

Around 100 million Google searches for tourism in Cyprus

Google searches by people interested in tourism in Cyprus reached about 100 million a year, while in 2017 there was a 60% increase, according to the Google Travel Mananger for Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus and Malta OrestisAndrianis.

Total social cost of illegal substances at 0.33% of 2016 GDP , study shows

A study conducted by Cyprus National Addictions Authority ( NACC) showed that the total social cost of illegal substances for 2016 stood at 0.33% of Cyprus’ GDP or Euros 60 million. The study, carried out by Insights Market Research IMR of Nicosia University, on behalf of NACC, was presented during a press conference on Tuesday.

Beer sales hit new record in 2018

Beer sales in Cyprus reached 41 million litres in 2018, the highest since 2002, when there are recorded data. According to figures released Wednesday by the Statistical Service of Cyprus, the total deliveries of beer from the factories in 2018 reached 41 million litres, compared with 39.4 million in 2017. Of these, 39.9 million litres concerned local consumption and 1.1 million exports.

Source: Cyprus News Agency