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Louiza Palloura, Managing director, Cubix Minds Events, Cyprus

When and how did you get involved in the tourism industry? I enjoyed travelling since I can remember myself.

However, I decided to proceed with obtaining a master of science in international events management in 2009. In 2013, together with my husband, we established Cubix Minds, a professional events and conference management company, which expanded to a travel agency earlier this year.

What are the most important attributes of a good travel agent/tour operator?

To be highly responsive, to be an expert in your field and to offer personalised services, when required, are the three attributes ranking at the top levels of our list.

What is the most frequently asked question that your company receives from customers?

New customers usually need to be assured that everything will be perfectly organised, and that they will have our support throughout their experience, whether this is a travel or a conference to manage. Once they use our services, our personalised service is what brings them back.

What are the must-visits and must-dos in Cyprus that no one should miss?

Cyprus is a wonderful all-year-round destination that will satisfy almost any need and wish. Besides the well-known archaeological sites, including the Ancient Kourion Amphitheatre with its stunning views of the Mediterranean sea, and the spectacular Paphos Mosaics, I would definitely recommend cycling across the 13km of the Limassol beachfront, where you will sense the vibe of the city.

Within a 30-minute drive head towards Troodos Mountains and hike one of the astonishing nature paths, where you can enjoy beautiful old bridges and spectacular sceneries, or follow one of the seven wine routes and get acquainted with the island’s enchanting and humble wineries. If you are a winter traveller, stay at one of the agrotourism guest houses at a picturesque village, and if it is still warm, head back to a summer beach resort and enjoy the beautiful sunset.

Which destination is on your bucket list?

There are too many of them, but the top three are definitely India, New Zealand and Brazil.