Our main and primary concern is to respect the commitment we have given as a state regarding the approach of categorization of 56 countries that will change from March 1, emphasizes in statements to KYPE the General Director of PASYXE Filokypros Rousounidis, expressing the appreciation that the “Substantial” tourist traffic will be visible from June.
Specifically, Mr. Rousounidis, after noting that the first quarter of 2020 is moving at zero levels due to the restrictive measures in Cyprus and in the countries from which we draw tourist traffic, expressed the assessment that “substantial tourist traffic we will be able to see from June onwards under the pandemic and epidemiological data. “
“Our main and primary concern is to keep the categorization as it has been announced so that an elementary planning can be done in the second quarter” so that we can see some substantial tourist traffic in the second half “, he underlined.
This is important, according to Mr. Rousounidis, “because any deviation from the announcements will show an instability and will prolong the uncertainty that already exists in the industry, resulting in the tourism partners who want to plan and who move large tourist flows to our island every year, will be directed to other competitive markets in the surrounding area such as, among others, Greece, Turkey and Egypt “.
The General Manager of PASYXE stressed that “if this does not happen, we will show instability again as last year, there will be intense uncertainty around the tourism industry and this will have an impact on travel partners, travel agents and major tour operators. who may now prefer to look at other markets where they know what their data will be. “
Asked what messages they receive from travel organizers, Mr. Rousounidis said that despite the current situation with the pandemic, “the messages we receive are positive, there is a demand and a desire to bring people to our country.”
“However, this can not be transformed into actual bookings and that is why we say that it is a very important pillar, perhaps the most important, the framework of the categorization that has been announced,” he added.
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