Casale Panayiotis Hotel in Cyprus Becomes First in the Country to Attain Prestigious Global
Sustainable Tourism Certification
18.10.2023 – Casale Panayiotis Hotel in Cyprus, under the leadership of General Manager Patrick
Dessy, is thrilled to announce its official certification by the United Certification Systems Limited (UCSL)
for the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC). The certification not only acknowledges the hotel's
unwavering commitment to sustainability but also marks a historic milestone as the FIRST hotel in
Cyprus to achieve this prestigious certification.
The certificate was presented to Patrick Dessy, General Manager of Casale Panayiotis Hotel, by Olga
Shuvalova, CEO of UCSL, during a ceremony hosted at the hotel on Wednesday, October 18, 2023
The GSTC Criteria, which serves as the global benchmark for sustainable travel and tourism, covers
three main areas: hotels, accommodations, tour operators and agencies, and destinations. To
achieve certification, hotels undergo a comprehensive assessment based on key performance
indicators aligned with the GSTC Criteria for Hotels. These indicators evaluate:
A) Demonstrated effective sustainable management.
B) Maximized social and economic benefits to the local community while minimizing negative
C) Maximized benefits to cultural heritage while minimizing negative impacts.
D) Maximized benefits to the environment while minimizing negative impacts.
Casale Panayotis Hotel's successful certification serves as a testament to its commitment to
sustainable practices, a vital aspect of tourism in Cyprus. This endorsement allows the hotel to
confidently share its dedication to responsible and eco-friendly operations with customers, guests,