Reception with traditional delights

Photo exhibition on the theme of: «Plastic Pollution - another threat to the beauty of our sand and sea & key contributor to environmental degradation»

A photo exhibition on the theme of: «Plastic Pollution - another threat to the beauty of our sand and sea & key contributor to environmental degradation» is organized by the Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI) in the framework of the “Keep our Sand and Sea Plastic Free” Project, an initiative of TUI Care Foundation, delivered by the Travel Foundation in partnership with CSTI.

The event takes place on World Tourism Day and is organised in cooperation with the British High Commission in Nicosia as the UK will be co-hosting the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow this November. The aims of the photo exhibition are: (i) to present the plastic pollution problem and its effects on marine life and environmental degradation, (ii) to highlight the beauty of the sand and sea and (iii) to provide alternatives to the use of single-use plastics.

Tourism for inclusive growth is the message of the World Tourism Day and for this reason we are organizing a local producers fair that will give the opportunity to local providers to present their products and have an equal chance to be part of the tourism industry.

CSTI's efforts converge to tackle the climate crisis and secure the sustainability of the destination.

The event is supported by the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, the Shipping Deputy Ministry and the Municipality of Ayia Napa.

The event will be held on Monday, 27 September 2021 at 18:00 at “Thalassa” Municipal Museum, Ayia Napa in Cyprus and will be held in full compliance with the governmental measures for Covid-19.

Agenda of the Event:
18:00 – 18:15 Arrivals and registration
18:15 – 18:20 Opening remarks from the British High Commission in Cyprus
HE Stephen Lillie CMG, British High Commissioner to Cyprus
18:20 – 18:25 Opening remarks from the Shipping Deputy Ministry
Vassilios Demetriades, Shipping Deputy Minister
18:25 – 18:30 Welcome from the Municipality of Ayia Napa
Christos Zannettou, Mayor of Ayia Napa
18:30 – 18:45 “World Tourism Day ‘Tourism for Inclusive Growth’ & Climate Change
(COP26)-an initiative bringing it all together”
Philippos Drousiotis, Chairman of CSTI
18:45 – 19:00 Opening of the Photo Exhibition
19:00 – 20:00 Local Producers Fair & Networking
Reception with traditional delights

Reception with traditional delights