Cyprus is still considered a great destination for tourists to choose when seeking winter sun, according to Breaking Travel News.

Holiday website has recommended Cyprus due to its affordable prices, high temperatures and consistently sunny weather making it popular with many tourists including British visitors.

Al Francis, CEO of commented: “Cyprus has always offered great value, great weather and a good selection of accommodation for all budgets. There are currently some outstanding deals to the region so we’d recommend people take a look because Cyprus is the perfect destination for some well-priced winter sun.”

With on-going issues in Syria dominating headlines worldwide there has been much concern for some countries, however Cyprus is still a viable option for tourists. The FCO (Foreign Commonwealth Office) commented: “Keep up to date with developments, be vigilant and avoid any protests or demonstrations.”

Cyprus’ foreign minister confirmed Cyprus as a safe holiday destination and that there are no plans to use the country for military operations and bases. Foreign Minister Ioannis Kasoulides commented: “We take precautionary measures but that does not mean that there is any foreseeable threat to the safety of Cyprus, its population and its tourism.”

Cyprus typically enjoys strong tourism figures and is considered a great European holiday destination with the tourism industry accounting for 10 percent of the country’s GDP.

Cyprus’ two international airports have already seen figures rising for passenger traffic compared with last year. Paphos and Limassol are particular favourites with tourists and with a new marina ready to open in 2014, Cyprus’ tourism future looks bright.

Sources: TTG Digital, Breaking Travel News

About the author: Neil Hollingsworth

Neil left school in 1987 and joined the Royal Air Force (RAF) as a Survival Equipment Fitter, travelling round the world with tours in Northern Ireland, Falkland Islands, Cyprus and Iraq to name a few. In 2005 the government cut the armed forces and Neil had the opportunity to take voluntary redundancy, on leaving he went to work for a UK estate agent before moving on and setting up Rivermead Global. If you are looking at buying a property in Egypt or Turkey you have come to the right people.