27 September 2018
DP World Limassol celebrates World Tourism Day
The company reaffirmed its commitment
towards tourism growth in Cyprus
Limassol, Cyprus, 27 September 2018: Aiming at establishing Limassol port as a major cruise hub in the Mediterranean Sea, DP World Limassol, the operator of the New Passenger Terminal and one of the key drivers of tourism growth in Cyprus, celebrates this year’s World Tourism Day. With the theme of “Tourism and the Digital Transformation”, this year’s celebrations focused on the importance of digital technologies in tourism and the opportunities arising through innovation.
In his statements, the General Manager of DP World Limassol, Charles Meaby, highlighted how digital technology can contribute in redefining the tourism industry and sends the message that the company is committed to helping Limassol reach its potential and enhance its position in the regional cruise map. “DP World Limassol focuses its efforts on establishing Cyprus as an attractive destination, transforming the port into a home port that will be chosen by cruise lines and visitors, offering at the same time a world-class experience to our customers. Moreover, Mr. Meaby said that “as part of DP World’s legacy, we seek to infuse innovation throughout our operations. We embrace technology and seek to leverage our expertise to the benefit of our customers, the local community and all other stakeholders”.
In relation to upgrading the technological infrastructure and the tourism product, Mr. Meaby highlighted the need for collaborative support of all the stakeholders and partners. “Team effort is crucial for the growth of cruise tourism in Cyprus. Joint and collaborative approach is key in order to feel the positive effects of a solid tourism industry in Cyprus”, he noted. The General Manager of DP World Limassol added that all stakeholders and partners, including governmental authorities, need to invest in improving and modernizing the reliability and quality of their products and services, while he said that sustainability is also a key factor in ensuring the success of the tourism industry in Cyprus.
It is worth noting that World Tourism Day is celebrated every 27 September around the globe. This day consists of a unique opportunity to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate tourism’s contribution on social, cultural, political and economic aspects worldwide.
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About DP World:
DP World  is a leading enabler of global trade and an integral part of the supply chain. We operate multiple yet related businesses – from marine and inland terminals, maritime services, logistics and ancillary services to technology-driven trade solutions.
We have a portfolio of 78 operating marine and inland terminals supported by over 50 related businesses in over 40 countries across six continents with a significant presence in both high-growth and mature markets. We aim to be essential to the bright future of global trade, ensuring everything we do has a long-lasting positive impact on economies and society.
Our dedicated team of over 36,000 employees from 103 countries cultivates long-standing relationships with governments, shipping lines, importers and exporters, communities, and many other important constituents of the global supply chain, to add value and provide quality services today and tomorrow.
Container handling is the company’s core business and generates more than three quarters of its revenue. In 2017, DP World handled 70.1 million TEU (twenty-foot equivalent units) across our portfolio. With its committed pipeline of developments and expansions, the current gross capacity of 88.2 million TEU is expected to rise to more than 100 million TEU by 2020, in line with market demand.
By thinking ahead, foreseeing change and innovating we aim to create the most productive, efficient and safe trade solutions globally.
About DP World Limassol:
In April 2016, DP World Limassol was awarded a 25-year concession to exclusively operate the multi-purpose terminal in Limassol. DP World Limassol multipurpose terminal comprises three multi-purpose quays. Its activities include break-bulk, general cargo, Ro-Ro, oil & gas services and the brand-new passenger terminal. DP World Limassol provides a safe, stable and responsible environment for cruise itineraries in the eastern Mediterranean and further afield. DP World Limassol aspires to make the terminal more productive and more sustainable, improving the port’s prospects for the long term, leading to better support to the community through jobs creation and better services for the wider Cypriot business community.
 As of February 2018