Paphos steps up efforts to attract sports tourism


Paphos is stepping up efforts to promote sports tourism as it seeks to attract more visitors particularly in the low season between November and April.

Paphos Hotel Association chairman Thanos Michaelides told the Cyprus News Agency that Cyprus’ mild winter made it particularly attractive and Paphos can attract runners, swimmers and cyclists.  He noted that athletes tended to remain for several days to train, and this meant multiple benefits for Paphos.

He added that Paphos hosts a marathon, cycling events and a triathlon which attracted international interest. Stakeholders aimed to host representatives of sports associations and clubs in order to push their campaign.

Nasos Hadjgeorgiou, director of the Paphos Tourism Promotion and Marketing Board called on hoteliers and other stakeholders to invest further in infrastructure for sports tourism.