At the World Tourism Day celebrated this weekend, Melco said that it intends to attract customers from all over the world to Cyprus.
Cyprus.- The opening of Melco’s facility in Cyprus will make the country have the first integrated resort (IR) in the continent. The casino company expects to boost tourism in Cyprus by attracting customers from all over the world.
As part of the World Tourism Day celebrated on Friday, Melco reiterated its aim to contribute to the Cyprus tourism industry. In order to achieve that, Melco is following the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The company said that tourism is a pillar for their casinos: besides creating jobs, it also drives national and global economic growth. At the three satellite casinos in Cyprus, Melco currently employs over 700 people. The opening of City of Dreams at the end of 2021 will also bring 2,400 more permanent jobs and will set Melco as one of the country’s biggest employers.
Craig Ballantyne, Property President of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos “C2”, said: “We are celebrating World Tourism Day since tourism is a vital part of our business. With the opening of the Integrated Casino Resort, we aim to attract high-value customers from all over the world.
“This ground-breaking project is expected to attract an additional 300,000 tourists on an annual basis thus, having a multiplying effect on the local economy. Furthermore, we focus on providing quality jobs and in parallel educate potential personnel through our academy, creating opportunities for career advancement within Melco and even the global entertainment industry,” he added, according to in-cyprus.com.
“Also, we believe that the casino, as an alternative form of tourism, will assist in expanding the island’s tourism period thus fighting seasonality and establishing Cyprus as an all-year destination,” he said.