History - Aims - Activities
The Cyprus Hotel Association is the Hoteliers National Trade Union. The history
of its foundation goes back to the beginning of the 1930s. Today the vast
majority of all hotel establishments and other licensed tourist accommodation
units, all over Cyprus, are members of the Cyprus Hotel Association.
The most important aims of the Association are as follows:
- The protection and promotion of the interests of the hoteliers as employers
and as professionals, as well as of the interests of Cyprus in general
- The promotion and upgrading of the Cyprus tourism development
- The upgrading and development of the hotel establishments in Cyprus and
the improvement of the professional level of the hoteliers
- The solidarity between its members
The Cyprus Hotel Association, in order to achieve its aims and goals, develops a
wide range of activities and offers various services to its members.
Representatives of the Association participate actively in many official
committees set up by the government or by semi-governmental organizations,
related to the various sectors of the hotel and tourist industry and to the
economy of Cyprus in general.
In order to protect and promote its members' interests, the Association takes
the necessary steps and makes representations to the Government, to the
House of Representatives, to various Official Organisations and to the Workers
Unions on economic, industrial, commercial, labour, legislative, social and other
subjects related directly or indirectly to the hotel and tourist industry of Cyprus.
The Association houses in its owned offices in Nicosia, a qualified secretarial
occupied with current affairs and problems, and carrying out researches,
studies and planning related to the collective agreement ruling the salaries and
terms of employment in the hotel industry, examining and instructing
accordingly the hoteliers on legislative and other matters and guiding and
advising the members of the Association in general.
The Association is an active member of the Hotels, Restaurants & Cafés in
Europe (HOTREC), of the International Hotel & Restaurant Association (IH&RA)
and affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation
(UNWTO), of the Universal Federation of Travel Agents Association (UFTAA), of
the Cyprus Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCCI) and of the Association
of Cyprus Travel Agents (ACTA).
With a view to attaining its goals and objectives and to providing an effective
service to its members, the Cyprus Hotel Association has been organised in the
way appearing in the following chart: