Paphos Included in ‘Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100’

Paphos has been included in the top 100 tourist destinations recognised globally for their commitment to sustainability. The Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100 aims to celebrate the management efforts of the hundred most sustainable destinations on Earth.

The Top 100 is the result of open calls in the social media, and of a selection process by 30 international experts in tourism sustainability. The Paphos district was awarded a gold medal for the quality of its coast for the period 2013-2014 and additionally selected as one of the top 20 “most clean, green and in harmony with nature” sustainable tourist destinations.

The Sustainable Destinations Global Top 100 is an initiative of, VISION on Sustainable Tourism, Totem Tourism, and Green Destinations. Green Destinations has taken full responsibility for the selection process. “We aim to recognise tourism destinations that have worked hard to make a difference and take sustainability seriously,” an official statement reads.

The basic selection criteria included the cleanliness of seawater, biodiversity of the regions and its environment, socio-economic status, cultural heritage, lack of air pollution, noise levels, and quality of tourist information