Vassilis Theocharides

Job TitleDirector

Company NameCyprus Tourism Organisation ME


Vassilis Theocharides is the director of the Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) in the Middle East since March 2005. He received an MBA from the CASS Business School , City University London .He also holds a bachelors of Hospitality from Johnson & Wales and Swiss Hotel School diploma from Les Roches Hotel Management School.

Vassilis was in charge of opening the CTO office in the Middle East , targeting key growth markets and making sure that the Middle Eastern travel professionals become well versed in what Cyprus offers as a tourism destination. From 2005 to 2011 there has been a 30% increase from the region, with the leading source markets being Lebanon and the UAE.

Prior joining the tourism board he worked in the hotel industry in Switzerland, London , the USA and Cyprus.

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