Casinos on tourism development list
The creation of casinos is one point on a list of planned initiatives for the tourist sector in Paphos.
Chiefs in tourism and related sectors island-wide have long encouraged the lift of a ban on gambling pointing to the economic benefits for the government.
The government has a strong stance against casinos but the presidential elections in February could trigger a sea-change in the state stance on the issue.
Also on the agenda for 2013 and beyond are the expansion of low-cost airline flights and year-round services plus upgrading of specialist tourism.