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DP World Limassol celebrates World Tourism Day

As part of celebrations to mark World Tourism Day, DP World Limassol in collaboration with the Deputy Ministry of Tourism, held a special event for passengers last week to promote sustainable practices in the maritime sector.

Cruise passengers arriving at Limassol port on 22 September on board MSC Musica and Norwegian Jade, had the opportunity to see Cypriot artist Iphigenia Papageorgiou create handmade art made from recyclable materials with her own hands. Inspired by the myth that connects Theseus and Ariadne with the ancient city of Amathus – located just outside of modern-day Limassol – her artwork aims to promote sustainability as well as Cyprus’ rich cultural heritage.

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Passengers were also greeted by the tunes of live traditional Cypriot music.

This year’s World Tourism Day focuses on “Tourism and Green Investments”, highlighting the need for more and better-targeted investment in People (education and skills), the Planet (sustainable infrastructure and accelerating green transformation) and Prosperity (innovation, technology and entrepreneurship).

In statements following the event, DP World Limassol’s CEO Simon Pitout spoke about the Company’s commitment to sustainability: “As part of our pledge to push the sector towards better, more efficient, and more sustainable ways to trade, we are investing in zero carbon technologies and carbon compensation. Our aim is to decarbonise our operations worldwide, in line with internationally recognised climate action frameworks, reaching net zero emissions by 2050.”

“This unique event, aimed to demonstrate our commitment to responsible business practices, while promoting Cyprus’ culture and heritage. Taking this opportunity, I would like to thank the Deputy Ministry of Tourism for supporting this event and for being a key partner in our efforts to turn Limassol port into a port of choice in the Eastern Mediterranean”, he added.

It should be noted that DP World Limassol expects to welcome a total of 200 cruises and over 300,000 passengers at Limassol port in 2023, while October and November are set to be the port’s busiest months.

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