Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative

The Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI) is an independent organisation. It was established in 2006, following a 2-year long project of the Travel Foundation that created a partnership of UK leading tour operators, environmental Cypriot NGOs, the Cyprus Tourism Organization (CTO), Cyprus Agents and small village producers, their communities and associations.

The Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI) aims to harness tourism demand (tour operators, agents) with the supply of tourism resources (small producers and their communities) so as to develop a sustainable approach to tourism in Cyprus. Offering a memorable experience for the tourist, this approach also provides a clear economic benefit to villages marginalized by mass tourism, while minimizing adverse socio-economic and environmental impact.