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Sustainable Tourism Efforts by Nicosia Tourism Development Board

The GreenHost project, led by the Nicosia Tourism Development Board, aims to revolutionize sustainable tourism by enhancing vocational excellence and minimizing the environmental footprint of the hospitality sector in Europe. Through crossborder collaboration with partners from seven European countries and a substantial EU funding of €2,485,102 over four years, this initiative is paving the way for a more ecoconscious future in the tourism industry.

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I-STARS Offers Cash Incentives for Green Tourism Initiatives

The ISTARS initiative is providing grants of up to €5,600 to tourism businesses across Europe for implementing ecofriendly practices and acquiring sustainability certifications, driving forward the movement towards sustainable tourism. With 125 businesses selected from countries like Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Italy, and Spain, the grants aim to not only reduce the environmental impact of tourism but also enhance the quality of services offered, catering to the growing demand for sustainable travel experiences.

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Charting a Sustainable Future for Cyprus Tourism

Deputy Minister of Tourism Kostas Koumis stresses the importance of sustainable tourism in Cyprus, focusing on respecting natural and cultural resources. In efforts to combat seasonality and climate change impacts, key strategies include enhancing air connectivity, vocational training, digital transformation, private sector collaboration, and regional balance in the tourism sector.

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Environmental organisations call on government to ‘rise to occasion’ on Akamas

Environmental organisations in Cyprus are calling on the government to take immediate action to halt harmful construction activities in the Akamas region, implement restoration efforts, reassess environmental impact assessments, and develop Akamas into a national park that prioritizes sustainable tourism and the protection of local biodiversity. The recent findings of an investigation into construction works in the region have raised concerns and sparked calls for a thorough reassessment to safeguard this valuable natural asset. The government’s next steps will be closely watched by the public, environmentalists, and international observers, as they determine whether Akamas will be preserved as a jewel of biodiversity or if the balance between progress and preservation will continue to be a tugofwar.

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Pragmatic Climate Change Strategies for Mediterranean Tourism

Kostas Koumis, the Cypriot Deputy Minister of Tourism, has called for practical climate change strategies to be integrated into Mediterranean tourism during the recent ‘Mediterranean Tourism Forum Minister’s Summit’ in Valletta, Malta. Koumis emphasized the need for digital transformation, extending the tourist season, and fostering collaboration among Mediterranean countries to manage the challenges of climate change and sustainable tourism.

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