Events

The Launch of the 1st ‘Plastic Free Beach’ in Agia Napa & the 8th by the ‘Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free’ project! It encourages & facilitates its visitors to avoid the use of single-use plastic during their stay at the beach. The facilities implemented include a water station providing free, cold and filtered water, a smoking area, and also informative signs. This event was made extra special by the valuable contribution of students from 3 different schools! Both beach & sea clean-ups took place as well! To raise further awareness, we are grateful for the artwork ‘Nireas’ the Dolphin created by students from Athienou High school together with their teacher Vangelis Evangelou with 375 plastic bottles. This Plastic Free Beach is a reality thanks to the amazing support & enthusiasm shown by the Agia Napa Municipality with the funding kindly provided by Beyond Plastic Mediterranean. We are also grateful for the support of the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, PASYXE & ACTE.

The Launch of the 1st ‘Plastic Free Beach’ in Pafos & the 7th by the ‘Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free’ project! It encourages & facilitates its visitors to avoid the use of single-use plastic during their stay at the beach. The facilities implemented include a water station providing free, cold and filtered water, a smoking area with upcycled bench and ashtrays, and also informative signs. On this beach our new turtle umbrella signs were introduced to help raise awareness. To raise further awareness, we are grateful for the artwork ‘Hope’ created by students (2023-24) from The International School of Paphos (ISOP) & painted by ISOP Eco School Coordinator Marina Sophia Flevotomas for the scope of the project with 300 plastic bottles. We truly appreciate that the event was held under the auspices of the Office of the Commissioner of the Environment & are very grateful for the support of the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, the Pafos Municipality, the Pafos Regional Board of Tourism, PASYXE & ACTE.

Τhe event held in Lefkara by CSTI. An event full of creativity, culture, and arts that demonstrated how, when utilized in the tourism sector, they can contribute to achieving all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the UN. The event was organized within the framework of the project "Let's create an SDGs heritage - SDG Cultheritage," a project of the Creative Europe Program, co-financed by the European Union, in the presence of partners from Italy, Spain, Poland, and Greece. Two days of Art, Culture and Creativity through the paths of Larnaka and Lefkara village embraced the powerful impact of Art and Culture in achieving a more Sustainable and equitable world as outlined by the Sustainable Development Goals.

The Ayia Thekla ‘Plastic Free Beach’ is the 6th to join the Network created by the ‘Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free’ project! The ‘Plastic Free Beach’ concept is to organize a beach that encourages and facilitates its visitors to avoid the use of single-use plastic during their stay at the beach.  The facilities implemented include a water station providing free, cold and filtered water, a smoking area with ceramic pots to park your cigarette butts, informative signs & our latest addition, a Toy Box Library. To celebrate a live link Christmas party was held with Love Fm with activities and contests. We express our gratitude to ArtWalk for the Christmas upcycling workshop organised for the kids. And we are also incredibly grateful for our sponsors & the support of the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, ETAP Famagusta, the Sotira Municipality and the Kentro Neotitas Sotiras.

On the occasion of the European Week for Waste Reduction, the Department of Environment invited us to present the “Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free” Project and show our initiatives that aim to reduce packaging. Among other actions that we implement; we presented our new initiative the “Bring Your Cup”. The event took place at the Melina Mercouri Hall, Nicosia with representatives from governmental departments, local authorities, NGOs and schools. Also, during the exhibition we had the opportunity to talk with more than 60 students and to be shocked with the huge amount of microplastics found in only a few grammes of sand and how these microplastics affect the natural environment and our health. And we concluded that the only solution is to refuse plastic. We are grateful to the Deputy Ministry of Tourism for their continued support.

Not all classrooms have four walls. The students of the C’ Primary School of Sotira had the opportunity to get a life lesson related to plastic pollution. The educational programme was held by our Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free, Destination Zero Plastic in Cyprus Project. The day was long and included: Interactive presentation about plastic pollution, Viewing of the Project’s animation on the subject, Beach Clean-up of Ayia Thekla Beach, Analysis of marine litter collected & Action Taken against plastic pollution. Aim: To convert the students into Active Citizens with a strong voice on the burning issue of plastic pollution. The beach clean-up took place in collaboration with the Sotira Municipality. We chose this specific beach for the beach clean-up since it will be the next “Plastic Free Beach” of the network. The beach clean-up was organized in the framework of Let's Do It! Cyprus. We are grateful to the Deputy Ministry of Tourism for their support.

CSTI & the ‘Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free’ Project were proud to organize this Beach Clean-up together with the TUI Musement team as well as the Armonia Plastic Free Beach Main Sponsor Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation. Since our beautiful beaches deserve to be clean all year round, we joined forces & collected 30 kg of waste! We are Very Grateful to our Co-organiser TUI, Main Sponsor Andrey & Julia Dashin’s Foundation & Supporters: the Deputy Ministry of Tourism & the Cyprus Environment Foundation.

Phase 1 of the creation of the ‘Plastic Free Beach’ at Sodap Municipal Beach by the ‘Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free’ project was completed successfully. The event included 2 beach clean-ups! One at the Lighthouse Municipal Beach early in the morning and the second one at the Sodap Municipal Beach after the event. Both had excellent results removing a huge bulk of plastic and other rubbish from the coast. Afterwards, we proceeded to the unveiling of ‘Hope’ the Seal Mural which depicts a Monachus Monachus Mediterranean Monk Seal. ‘HOPE’ was assembled by the students of The International School of Paphos (ISOP) and is made with 300 plastic bottles retrieved during the Eco Club Beach Clean-ups and painted by their humanities Teacher. ‘HOPE’ wants only plastic free sands and seas, and its purpose is to highlight that plastic pollution is a major source of degradation of the oceans and sea life. We are Very Grateful to our sponsors & supporters: the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, the Municipality of Pafos, ETAP Pafos, the Cyprus Hotel Association Pafos, The International School Of Paphos, and all who contributed to the success of the events with their dynamic presence. Finally, a Very Special Thanks to the Antasia Beach Club and Thanos Hotels & Resorts for their Amazing Hospitality & Generosity.

The opening of the 2nd ‘Plastic Free Beach’ in Limassol & the 5th by the ‘Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free’ project! It encourages & facilitates its visitors to avoid the use of single-use plastic during their stay at the beach. The facilities implemented include a water station providing free, cold and filtered water, a smoking area with upcycled bench and ashtrays, and also informative signs. To raise further awareness, we are grateful for the artwork created by Petrou & Pavlou high school students with their art teacher Manolis Papa using 300 plastic caps. We also express our gratitude to Stella’s Art Studio for the upcycling workshop organised for the kids. To celebrate a live link party by Sfera Fm was held with activities and contests. We are Very Grateful to our Main Sponsor Andrey and Julia Dashin’s Foundation and the support of the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, the Office of the Cyprus Environment Commissioner, the Cyprus Environment Foundation, and the Community Council of Agios Tychonas.

Yet another Successful Summer Party... with a purpose: To inform & raise public awareness about plastic pollution of our seas. During the event there was a Live Link with Mix FM with music, competitions with great prizes & an upcycling workshop. We were impressed by the willingness of the public to gather cigarette butts in return for a Plastic Free Beach Reusable Water Bottle! We are Very Grateful to the sponsors & supporters of the event: The Deputy Ministry of Tourism, the Office of the Commissioner of the Environment, the Municipality of Larnaka, the Larnaka Tourism Board, the Cyprus Environment Foundation, Atlantica Hotels, Dergon, Precious Plastic Cyprus, Aqua Crystal Ltd, and finally a Very Special Thanks to the Ammos Beach Bar for its Amazing Hospitality & Generosity.

A Fantastic Day of Celebration at our first Plastic Free Beach in Limassol! We enjoyed a Live Link with Kanali 6 & had several competitions with Amazing Prizes! We encouraged beach visitors to reduce the use of single-use plastics & plastic pollution of our seas. At Panagies Beach you can find a Water Station to refill your reusable water bottle, several awareness raising signs & a smoking area with upcycled ashtrays. We are grateful for the sponsors & supporters of this event: The Deputy Ministry of Tourism, the Cyprus Environment Foundation, the St Raphael Resort, the Community Council of Pyrgos, Limassol & the Nissi Beach Resort.

CSTI with the 'Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free' Project & Parklane Resort & Spa joined forces to celebrate World Oceans Day. Special thanks to the hotel staff & volunteers for their great effort & enthusiasm! We Truly Appreciate their support of the project & its Beachfluencer Initiative! The event was supported by the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, and the Commissioner of the Environment as our Beachfluencer Ambassador.

CSTI, Tech4s Group, Running-Fluent Initiative, Mission Limassol, Limassol Municipality & the Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free, Destination Zero Plastic in Cyprus project celebrated Earth Day by taking action together! The event was supported by the Deputy Ministry of Tourism.

The opening of the 1st ‘Plastic Free Beach’ in Limassol & the 4th by the ‘Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free’ project. It encourages & facilitates its visitors to avoid the use of single-use plastic during their stay at the beach. This ‘Plastic Free Beach’ was funded by IUCN & the Fondation Didier et Martine Primat. It is the 2nd ‘Plastic Free Beach’ with the New Branding funded by the Cyprus Environment Foundation (CEF). According to Greek Mythology Aris was the god of war, so we are proud to introduce Aris - our mascot for our fight against plastic pollution in our seas. We are grateful for our sponsors & supporters of the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, the Community Council of Pyrgos, Limassol, the St Raphael Resort & Marina & DASK Services.

The rollout of Phase II of the "Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free, Destination Zero Plastic in Cyprus" project in the Pafos Region with our partners from the TUI Care Foundation with the support of the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, the Municipality of Pafos, the Pafos Regional Board of Tourism and PASYXE Pafos. Very proud of the project expanding along the coastal regions of Cyprus!

The opening of the 1st ‘Plastic Free Beach’ in Larnaka & the 3rd by the ‘Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free’ project. It encourages & facilitates its visitors to avoid the use of single-use plastic during their stay at the beach. This ‘Plastic Free Beach’ was funded by IUCN & the Fondation Didier et Martine Primat. It is the 1st ‘Plastic Free Beach’ with the New Branding funded by the Cyprus Environment Foundation (CEF). We are grateful for our sponsors & the support of the Voroklini Community Council, the Larnaka Tourism Board & the Deputy Ministry of Tourism.

A dynamic beach clean up organised in collaboration with SBAP HQ and SBAP WSBA Division Avdimou Bay. We managed to collect more than 45 kg of #rubbish that probably would have ended up in the sea. The majority was plastic - plastic pollution is a huge environmental issue and the solution is to #REFUSE the use of #plastic.

Once again we have done it and completed our mission: "Another region, cleaner"! The message from the young volunteers: "We will set a good example, so that the adults will understand that we want a clean environment"

A beach cleaning at the beautiful beach of the St Raphael Resort together with the hotel team. Looking forward to an excellent cooperation with regard to the objective of eliminating Plastic as part of the Project Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free, Destination Zero Plastic in Cyprus.

The Colourful Side Event of the 9th Environment for Europe Ministerial Conference: Transforming Planet was co-organised by the UN Environment Programme and CSTI. An Amazing Interactive event that gave the participants a positive taste from the Future of Sustainable Tourism. Very Grateful to all that contributed to its success!

The festive event was organized by CSTI with the support of the Larnaka Tourism Board and Larnaka Municipality under the auspices of the Deputy Ministry of Tourism. We are grateful to all the speakers whose presentations made us rethink tourism and the tourism product of our country. The event was made special by upcycling and local product exhibitors. CSTI thanks everyone who contributed to the success of the event.

A Summer party... with a purpose! A different kind of summer party was organized at Skoutari beach in Paralimni(the 2nd Plastic Free Beach) with the aim of informing and raising public awareness about plastic pollution of our seas. During the event there was a Live link with music, competitions with great prizes and various games. Particularly impressive and promising was the participation of our young friends who willingly cleaned the beach. The Deputy Ministry of Tourism and the Municipality of Paralimni supported the event.

Very proud of our member Nissi Beach Resort Nissi Beach Cyprus Beach Cleaning with the Ayia Napa Elementary School students!

World Environment Day, beach clean up at Ayia triada Protaras for a cleaner Environment.

We finally reached our first stop on the plastic free journey. Thanks to the success, momentum and amazing results we achieved in the reduction of single-use plastic in cooperation with tourism businesses in the Famagusta region, we will continue relentlessly towards the goal of a plastic free destination.

Tackling plastic pollution in the Mediterranean! The final event of Plastic Waste Free Islands Med (PWFI) sent the clear message that urgent and collective action is needed to tackle plastic pollution in the Mediterranean. The event was organized with IUCN and Together Cyprus with the support of the Republic of Cyprus - Deputy Ministry of Tourism.

The Beautiful River Banks of the Pedieos River were relieved of all this garbage as a result of our Clean-Up Campaign, part of IUCN's Plastic Waste Free Islands program, that took place on Wednesday 16th of February 2022. A great team effort and many thanks to our volunteers for their interest to join us and their help.

With a group of young European volunteers, who work or study in Cyprus, we planted 75 trees in Eptagonia village, an area affected by the destructive July fires. This activity was part of the 28th Volunteerism Week. Many thanks to the volunteers and the Forestry Department for providing the trees and support team.

European Week for Waste Reduction and of course we are actively involved in informing and raising public awareness on the burning issue of plastic pollution. More than 550 students from Xenion Education took action to reduce waste and more specifically plastic waste in their daily lives.

Hotels supporting the "Keep Our Sand and Sea Plastic Free” project, Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative & Cyprus Hotel Managers Association with the support of the Republic of Cyprus - Deputy Ministry of Tourism, took part in the Let's Do It Cyprus 2021! campaign by cleaning the Glyki Nero Beach area. We managed to collect 22 bags of waste, mainly plastic, however we are very pleased with the participation and the enthusiasm of the employees and the guests of the participating hotels.

The Second Kapparis SUP Marathon took place at Malama beach. We sincerely thank Kapparis Waterfun Center , Kalifi Beach Bar and Karma Developers who took this initiative. All the proceeds were donated to the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative for the ''Keep our sand and sea plastic free'' project and the preservation of our beaches and sea.

On the occasion of World Tourism Day, CSTI along with the «Keep our sand and sea plastic-free» project, the British High Commission in Cyprus and with the support of the Shipping Deputy Ministry and the Deputy Ministry of Tourism of Cyprus organized a photography exhibition aiming to raise awareness on the burning issue of plastic pollution and it's environmental impact.

The Cyprus Marine Management Institute (CMMI) and the CSTI have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will facilitate both organisations to cooperate on joint initiatives, mainly, with respect to coastal tourism and maritime transport, towards blue sustainable growth.

The clean up campaign of the beach was completed with the collection of a huge amount of garbage. A valuable partner in the whole effort were our partners from CyHerbia Botanical Park & Labyrinth. At the end of the litter collection, the litter was counted and all the data will be added to the Marine Litter Watch of the European Environment Agency.

Calypso was created by artist Vangelis Evangelou with plastic waste & was unveiled by the Deputy Minister of Tourism Mr. Savvas Perdios & the Mayor of Paralimni Mr. Theodoros Pyrillis. Ayia Triada is the first beach in Cyprus that encourages & facilitates its visitors to avoid the use of single use plastic.

The CSTI and Synthesis teams finally had a much awaited face to face gathering at the HUB Nicosia – the first since the start of the pandemic! Newcomers were introduced, ideas exchanged & opportunities explored for cooperation between Synthesis & CSTI.

On the occasion of World Environment Day, the CSTI, the University of Nicosia and the Municipality of Engomi awarded the best design proposals for the first sustainable park in Cyprus. The ceremony was followed by a symbolic tree planting and a reception at the park location.

As part of our participation in the 27th PanCyprian Volunteerism Week, CSTI together with the University of Nicosia, the Municipality of Engomi and 300,000 Trees in Nicosia planted 55 trees and cleaned the area between the Main Building of the University and its Library.

The 'Keep Our Sand and Sea Plastic Free' Project participated with the initiative Make a Fresh Start, Make it Plastic Free alongside CSTI.

Beyond Plastic Med - BeMed Project Sea & Beach Clean-up. Almost 1.5 tons of waste was collected from the sea and several bags of rubbish from the beach.

The beach and underwater clean-up of Konnos, was an initiative of the project Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free in the framework of Let's do it Cyprus. The volunteers cleaned the coast and the sea of 112.5 kilos of waste!

The clean-up was organized in cooperation with the Nicosia Tourism Board (ETAP) under the umbrella of Let's Do It Cyprus.

The Chairman of CSTI, Mr Philippos Drousiotis held the speech "Sustainable Tourism: The only way forward" at the TEDx Larnaca Countdown event.

The aim of the project is conducting industrial research to develop and evaluate an innovative, low-cost, intelligent software/hardware solution designed for building operators. The consortium of the project consists of PHOEBE Research and Innovation Ltd, KIOS Centre of Excellence  and CSTI. With the help of CSTI, two hotels have been selected for the installation of the monitoring system.

To coincide with Mediterranean Coast Day, in collaboration with the Municipality of Paralimni, the Keep our Sand & Sea Plastic Free initiative organised an event to unveil an information sign in front of Fig Tree Bay. In parallel with the unveiling, students & divers undertook a beach & sea clean-up.

The event started with a welcome speech by the Mayor of Polis followed by a presentation & discussion on the issue of marine plastic pollution & sea cleaning ‘catch of the day’ presentation

CSTI is proud to be the first organization in Cyprus to officially join the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, led by the UN Environment Programme and UNWTO, in collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. The GTPI unites the tourism sector behind a common vision to address the root causes of plastic pollution.

CSTI is one of the winners of the “Beyond Plastic Med” (BeMed) project with the initiative ’Plastic Free Entertainment Cruises and Water Sport Activities’ . The event in Limassol started with a presentation on the issue of the marine plastic pollution, which was followed by a beach clean-up in front of the hotel according to the European Union’s protocol.

The ‘Keep Our Sand and Sea Plastic Free’ initiative is funded by TUI Care Foundation and delivered by the Travel Foundation in partnership with CSTI. ′′Evdokia′′ is a whale sculpture made for the project by students of Paralimni High School, installed on the coastal pedestrian street in Ayia Napa to raise awareness & encourage recycling.

On the day when the beaches in Cyprus reopened after the lockdown, CSTI launched this Facebook Campaign with the support of the Deputy Ministry of Tourism to raise awareness about the problem of beach littering.

The University of Nicosia organized a virtual conference addressing the topics of the tourism industry reactions to the biggest crisis faced so far as well as the opportunities for recovery. Several experts intervened, among them Mr. Philippos Drousiotis, the Chairman of CSTI.

CSTI continued to work online during the lockdown and issued a message to its members and partners in the tourism industry.

The AGM & Event with the theme “Greening Cyprus for a Sustainable Future”, held under the auspices of the Honourable Deputy Minister of Tourism Mr. Savvas Perdios – was a great success. Moreover there was a producers fair and plastic alternative display. The following day there was a tree planting followed by visits to local producers.

The initiative “Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free” had it’s official launch event on November 26, 2019 at the Ayia Napa’s Thalassa museum moderated by CyBC’s environmental journalist Theodoulos Koullapi, brought together over 100 dignitaries from national government, municipalities, hotels, other tourism businesses and community organisations to galvanise support for action.

The project coordinator presented the BeMed project to the participants and gave suggestions on single-use plastic alternatives. Afterwards, CSTI team members in cooperation with the Scuba Diving Support Centre completed a beach and underwater clean up at Nissi Beach, Ayia Napa. All the participants who were with us on that day supported our actions in order to prevent plastic pollution in the Mediterranean Sea.

BeMed project event in Marina Larnaca - November, 14 2019 The Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI) in collaboration with the Marina Larnaca held an event presenting the initiative “Plastic Free Entertainment Cruises and Water Sports Activities” with the support of BeMed - Beyond Plastic Med program of Prince Albert II Monaco Foundation. The event was attended by the Tourism Director of the Deputy Ministry of Tourism Mrs Annita Demetriadou, who highlighted the long-term cooperation with the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative and the willingness to continue the cooperation.

The activity included a seabed cleaning in a dive site of Ayia Napa from the Ocean View Diving Centre and raising awareness to a school of the area that visited the beach. The action focused on the aim to prevent plastic pollution in the Mediterranean and therefore the seas and coastlines of Cyprus as well.

The Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative was awarded by the Cyprus Hotel Association Famagusta (PASYXE) for its services and contribution to the hotel industry, with the Special Recognition Award.

The President of the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative, Mr. Philippos Drousiotis attended the “Castwater Mediterranean Conference 2019: Sustainable Tourism Water Management. Perspectives for Tourism Development in the Mediterranean Water Scarcity Areas”. The conference’s presentation entitled "Water footprint and other indicators for tourism Initiative". Mr. Drousiotis talked about the relation "Water and Tourism" in Cyprus and how tourism affects the island's water scarcity problem.

The new campaign "Keep Sand and Sea Plastic Free" targets tourism businesses and local municipalities and aims to eliminate single-use plastic from coastal areas of free Famagusta region. It was announced in a press release on September 2, 2019, with its official launch on November 26. The ‘Keep Our Sand and Sea Plastic Free’ initiative is funded by TUI Care Foundation and delivered by the Travel Foundation in partnership with CSTI.

The President of the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative, Mr. Philippos Drousiotis, attended the Ocean Pavilion in Biarritz to present the challenges facing Cyprus in terms of Sustainable Tourism. The event was designed to highlight the urgent need for leaders from the 7 most powerful countries in the world to take immediate action on our oceans. The Ocean Pavilion was a forum with conferences and workshops among experts from leading sectors active in the fields of tourism, sport, innovation, energy, environment and public policy which lasted 4 days (20-23 August 2019).

The first meeting for the implementation of the Domognostics + project between PHOEBE Research and Innovation, the KIOS Research and Innovation Center of Excellence and the CSTI, took place with the aim of collaborating between organizations, each contributing through their expertise to a team result. The project will last two years and will focus on research into the design of "smart" buildings with less energy consumption, with the primary objective of the tourism industry.

“Ocean Week” was held as part of the Beyond Plastic Mediterranean (BeMed) project in the Principality of Monaco, Monte Carlo, organized by the Prince Albert II Monaco Foundation, in collaboration with MAVA Foundation, IUCN, Tara Expeditions, and Surfrider Foundation Europe. The Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative attended Monte Carlo to present Cyprus' situation regarding plastic waste and the actions it will develop through the BeMed project.

The signing of a Memorandum of Understanding officially sealed the participation in joint actions between the University of Nicosia (UNIC) and the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI), a partnership that began a decade ago when they successfully co-organized “Waste Management Conference: The Prospects within the Cyprus Hospitality and Tourism Industry”. With this memorandum, the University of Nicosia is officially recognized as a CSTI Academic Fellow.

At the Cyprus Environmental Awards for Organizations and Businesses, a bronze award was given to the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative as an “Environmental Protector 2018” in the category “Public and Other Institutions and Organizations”. The award was presented by H.E the President of the Republic of Cyprus, Mr. Nikos Anastasiades and the Commissioner for the Environment, Mrs. Ioanna Panagiotou.

With the framework of the BeMed programme and the event 'Prevent Plastic in the Mediterranean Sea' CSTI and the Municipality of LImassol organise a beach cleanup at Akti Olympion to raise awareness among visitors about the importance of preventing pollution in the Mediterranean from plastic waste. Keynote speaker is Mr Philippe Modielli, Scientific Director of the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation. The event is under the auspices of H.E. The President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr Nicos Anastasiades.

The first workshop was organised at Atlantica Golden Beach Hotel in Pafos.The second at Atlantica Oasis Hotel in Limassol. The third at Atlantica Bay Hotel and Atlantica Miramare Beach Hotel. The goal was to inform the hotels' employees about the importance of preventing the use of plastic.

In the frame of the Monaco Ocean Week, the Chairman of the CSTI Mr Philippos Drousiotis was invited by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation to attend a two-day event for the BEMED laureates.

CSTI held its 11th Annual General Meeting and the Event ‘Sustainable Tourism for the Present and the Future’, to celebrate the 11 years of presence in the tourism industry of Cyprus. The event was under the auspices of H.E. the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr Nicos Anastasiades.

“Greening Beaches: A Prerequisite for Sustainable Tourism in Cyprus”, was hold on 28th April 2017 at Ayia Napa by the Information Office of the European Parliament in Cyprus, the Office of the Environment Commissioner and the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative.

The 10th Annual General Meeting and the event: 'Sustainability is Culture', took place at the CVAR/Severis Foundation. Keanote speaker of the event was Mrs. Arantxa Garcia, Head of Sustainable Development TUI Destination Services. The event was under the auspices of H.E. the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades.

The Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI) held this year’s Annual General Meeting with the associated annual event, at the Sotira Municipal Theatre with the inspiring title «Sustainable Tourism Building Bridges». The event was addressed by representatives from the tourism industry.

After a research carried out in Pafos we found out that tourists staying in Pafos spent significantly less time outside the hotel than those staying in other Cypriot resorts. The Cyprus Destination Partnership project ‘Optimising All-Inclusive’ aims to develop a scheme where businesses can display a logo to advertise, that they offer something uniquely Cypriot.

World Environment Day is held each year on 5th June. It is one of the principal vehicles through which the United Nations stimulates worldwide awareness of the environment. We decided to celebrate the world environment day with a clean-up and awareness campaign in one of the first Green beaches in Cyprus, Nissi Beach.

The Cyprus Breakfast is a concept that has been well tested last year in several hotels in the Pafos region. This year, the programme shall be extended to cover hotels all over Cyprus, turning into a success story for promoting the authentic gastronomy of Cyprus through the island’s hotel industry.

“The role of education in the promotion of sustainable tourism ” took place at the Famagusta Gate in Nicosia. A reception with traditional delights will follow the event. The event is under the auspices of his Excellency the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr. Nicos Anastasiades.

Our mission is to contribute to the development of sustainable tourism in Cyprus that conserves the environment, supports the local economy and promotes the local culture. On Saturday 19th of October we cleaned the beach in Polis Chrysochou, plant trees and visit 'Vasilikon' winery in Kathikas.

The Annual General Meeting and the Event "Sustainable Tourism as an opportunity in times of Economic Crisis" took place in Droushia Heights Hotel in Droushia. Traditional Cypriot dinner followed the event.

A free training workshop in Paphos, Limassol and Protaras. Thank you to all the hoteliers for participating and taking advantage of this one-off opportunity to learn how to effectively implement the sustainability standards!

Greening Cyprus Beaches project

Το Kίνημα Οικολόγων Περιβαλλοντιστών πραγματοποίησε στις 5-6-2013, στη Δημοσιογραφική Εστία στη Λευκωσία, με μεγάλη επιτυχία, την ετήσια εκδήλωση: Παγκύπρια Περιβαλλοντικά Βραβεία. Παρουσία του Υπουργού Γεωργίας, Φυσικών πόρων και Περιβάλλοντος κ. Νίκου Κουγιάλη, επισήμων και πλήθος κόσμου, απονεμήθηκαν τα φετινά βραβεία στον κ. Χαράλαμπο Θεοπέμπτου για την προσφορά του ως Επίτροπος Περιβάλλοντος, στο Δημοτικό και Γυμνάσιο Γερίου για την πρωτοβουλία για σχολικούς λαχανόκηπους, στο Γυμνάσιο Σολέας για την εργασία \"Οικολογική Πόλη\", στον Κυπριακό Σύνδεσμο Αειφόρου Τουρισμού για την συνεισφορά του στον Αειφόρο Τουρισμό και στην Ομάδα \" Feed the People\" - \"Κοινοτικοί κήποι τροφίμων\" για την προώθηση της ιδέας του συλλογικού μπαξέ. Ευχαριστούμε το Kίνημα Οικολόγων Περιβαλλοντιστών για την άψογη διοργάνωση της εκδήλωσης.

The Annual General Meeting and the event "Sustainability on the crossroads of present and future, took place at Ktima Georgiade in Skarinou. Following the success theme "Sustainability at the pick of our priorities" at our last year AGM we managed to engage an even greater number of supporters.

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