Undersecretariats for tourism and development in Cyprus yet to come into existence

Published on : Saturday, December 16, 2017

indexIn Cyprus, bills for creating two new undersecretariats for tourism and development have a long way to go until they are brought into use. They are to be discussed at the House finance committee.


The bills will be discussed in parliament when it resumes after the presidential elections.
Opposition parties have been vocal opponents of the creation of the undersecretariats, particularly one for tourism that the cabinet approved in October last year.


The bill provides for most of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation’s responsibilities to be gradually transformed to an undersecretariat for tourism. The sub-ministry would be headed by an under-secretary for tourism, and without a board of directors, to avoid overlap with the CTO.


Although the MPs had discussed an amendment to the state budget for 2018 that would scrap the funds for creating the two undersecretariats, deputies on Wednesday voted against it.

MPs did, however, vote in favour of withdrawing funds for creating the position of general secretary for both sub-ministries. The energy ministry spokesperson, however, said this was pointless to discuss as the bill on actually creating the undersecretariats had not even been voted through.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

arrow2Follow TTW
facebook-logo  twitter-logo  LinkedIn_logo  stumbleupon-logo   rss_logo 
ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo  ttw_blogger_logo


  • 01 AIME 2018 BB
  • 02 WTM Latin America 2018
  • 03 EMITT 2018
  • 04 AIME-2018 small
  • 05 itb-china 2018
  • 06 Central & Eastern Europe 2018
  • 06 imtm 2018
  • 06 TTF-2018
  • 07 balttour 2018
  • 07 ibtm arabia 2018
  • 08 OTM 2018
  • 09 The hotel shows audiarabia 18
  • 10 hotelfair 2018
  • 11 Digital Travel 2018
  • 30 PATA


Get our toolbar!
Review www.travelandtourworld.com on alexa.com