The Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI) was established in 2006, with the goal to promote the development of sustainable approach to tourism in Cyprus through the preservation, conservation and the protection of the environment, the sensible use of natural resources and the improvement of the social and economic conditions of marginalized rural communities of Cyprus. CSTI aspires to the promotion of sustainable development in the tourism industry for the public benefit through research into and education of the public and the tourism industry in the following:
- the preservation, conservation and the protection of the environment and the prudent use of natural resources;
- the reduction of the impact of our carbon footprint as a result of all our activities related to tourism;
- the improvement of the conditions of life in socially and economically disadvantage communities due to tourism;
- the promotion of sustainable means of achieving economic growth and regeneration.
“Sustainable development means development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.”
Over the last four years we realized that Sustainable Tourism is good for business and is the key to the future. The number of consumers who are demanding a more sustainable and caring world has increased exponentially over the last few years.