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Cyprus and Jazeera Airways sign tourism agreement May 7, 2007

Posted by grhomeboy in News Flights, Tourism.

Jazeera Airways and the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) signed an agreement to promote Cyprus as a tourist destination in Kuwait and the Gulf countries.

The agreement, which was signed during a press conference in Nicosia by Chairman and Senior Executive Director of Jazeera Airways Marwan Boodai and CTO Chairman Panos Englezos, is the first between a Middle East airlines and a European state tourism organisation.

Speakers at the press conference said Jazeera Airways is the only private airlines in the Middle East which neither belongs nor is funded by a government, and is the only air carrier operating on an annual basis with scheduled flights between Kuwait and Cyprus.

Boodai said ”we will cooperate with CTO to achieve our goals and, along with the Organisation, we will continue to attract Kuwaiti tourists to fall in love with Cyprus all over again.” ”Cyprus is a beautiful European island, known for its culture, its amazing beaches and its hospitality. So you cannot but fall in love with it,” he said.

Englezos expressed his joy for the cooperation with Jazeera Airways, ”which will place Cyprus once again in the options of tourists from Kuwait and Dubai and will attract them to refresh their love for the island.”

The speakers told the press conference that in 2006 Jazeera Airways increased the visits of tourists to Alexandria by 194%, to Damascus by 65% and to Luxor by 65%, and that the increase of tourists benefited not only the airport but also the hotel and tourist industries of those cities.

It was also said that bookings on the island increased when Jazeera Airways, which has been operating for 18 months, began flights to Larnaca last month. With this new agreement with CTO, Jazeera Airways aims at the same results in routes between Cyprus and Gulf countries.

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