In addition to the symbols and the importance of the trip of Pope Francis to Cyprus on Thursday, it is also expected to benefit tourism as well.
According to Phileleftheros, there is already some interest about trips to Cyprus from neighboring countries due to the visit by the Pope. At present arrivals are reduced both due to the pandemic and the winder so any visits are expected to help tourism and the few hotels that remain open.
According to Deputy Government spokesperson Niovi Parisinou, “It is expected that, on the occasion of this historic event, hundreds of believers from neighboring countries of our wider region will travel to Cyprus, who will attend the ecumenical prayer which will be preceded by the Pontiff in the Catholic Church of the Holy Cross in Nicosia, but also in the divine service in the GSP. “