Gozo Tourism Association laments the loss of the Azure Window
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The Gozo Tourism Association in a statement has said that, today Gozo has lost one of its iconic beauties – The Azure Window. “The inevitable and the much feared has happened. The flagship of the Gozitan touristic sites has sunk in its same birth place from where for thousands of years, it stood high and proud heralding one of the natural beauties our little island is endowed with.”
All Gozitans and especially the touristic industry are today so saddened with this expected loss. The much promoted Azure Window is no more, and only millions of photographs remain as testimony of this touristic spot, the GTA said.
“The Azure window was a tourist puller, as it is estimated that 80% of the over one million tourists that came to Gozo either for a day trip or for an overnight stay, visited this natural attraction.”
The GTA said that “although Dwejra has been orphaned with this loss, the tourism community in Gozo still believes that Dwejra will continue attracting thousands of tourists every day since it still boasts the beauty of the Inland Sea as well as the Blue Hole, so sought after by the divers who visit Gozo.”
In conclusion the Gozo Tourism Association said that “the Azure Window’s demise, should serve, as an eye opener to all concerned, to look after and maintain and protect where possible, the touristic sites this little island has to offer.”