Louis Group Profile
Louis Group was founded in 1935 by the late Louis Loizou, who is considered to be the "father of tourism" in Cyprus. During the first years of its operation the activities of the Group were limited to the provision of transportation services and shortly after as a travel agency called "Louis Tourist Agency". However, the Group gradually managed to expand its horizons into other sectors, so today, it can cover the whole range of services for inbound / outbound tourism, ownership and management of hotel and catering units and sea tourism, as well as ground handling services at the International Airports of Larnaca and Paphos.
Louis plc is one of the European companies active in the Cruising sector- the world's fastest growing tourism sector- through Celestyal Cruises Ltd (2 cruise ships)—and in the Hotel sector through Louis Hotels Public Company Ltd (25 units). At the same time, the Group, continues to own 22% of the shares of the Hilton Cyprus Hotel in Nicosia.
The Parent company of the Louis Group is Clin Company Ltd, which owns approximately 65% of Louis plc's shares, while at the same time it controls other private companies such as LGS Handling Ltd (75%), Louis Travel Ltd (100%), Louis Aviation Ltd (100%), Fourth GL Prodata Ltd (100%) and Louis Catering Services Ltd (90%).