Cyprus cleans up to welcome tourists

Vaccine brings hope of return to normal

With hopes a new vaccine offering hope of a return to near normal for tourism, the spectacular island of Cyprus is making sure it retains its attraction during the winter months.

This a big clean-up with dozens of volunteers,  took place at the historic town of Larnaca in preparation for the anticipated return of tourism in 2021.

 The initiative was organised Cyprus Sustainable Tourism Initiative (CSTI), which was established in 2006, with the goal to promote the development of sustainable approach to tourism in Cyprus.

A group of volunteers collected around 1.5 tonnes of garbage from Larnaka Marina and the Fishing Shelter, including bicycles, cutlery, fans, batteries and tyres.

The clean-up also focussed on waste from one of the area’s most popular and beautiful attractions, McKenzie Beach, with the majority of rubbish being cigarette butts and plastic straws.

The campaign was organised by CSTI (@CySustTourism) and the Larnaka Tourism Board with the support of Larnaka Municipality and the Deputy Ministry of Tourism. 

Organiser paid tribute  to 60-plus volunteers and the diving and watersports centres that participated.

For those wishing  to know about travelling to Cyprus, visit for more information or Larnaka Tourism at and @LarnakaRegion.

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