Funding Schemes and Hospitality Programmes
Click on the links below to download the relevant attachments:
> Programme for the provision of hospitality for the organization of conferences of not profit associations, organisations and academic institutions
> Programme for the provision of hospitality for the organization of corporate conferences and incentive trips
> Funding plan to support conference bids
> Programme for the provision of hospitality for the organistion of Familirisation Trips for conference and incentive travel
> Programme for the provision of hospitality to prospective conference and incentive trip customers towards the execution of inspection visits
The Cyprus Tourism Organisation (CTO) informs all interested parties that the available amount in the 2016 Budget for the above conference and incentive tourism Funding Schemes and Hospitality Programmes has been exhausted. Therefore, CTO will not consider any new applications tor 2016. Applications concerning 2017 will continue to be accepted.
However, interested parties are advised to monitor CTO’s website, as the conference and incentive tourism Funding Schemes and Hospitality programmes may be reactivated in case there are additional funds from savings.
Statistical data & Researches for conference & incentive travelClick on the links below to download the relevant attachments.
> Conference and Incentive Tourism Study 2004
> Collection of Statistical Data for Conferences and Incentives 2006
> Collection of Statistical Data for Conferences and Incentives 2007
> Collection of Statistical Data for Conferences and Incentives 2008
> Collection of Statistical Data for Conferences and Incentives 2009
> Collection of Statistical Data for Conferences and Incentives 2010
> Development of the International Limassol Conference Centre
> Market Research Report: Collection of Statistical Data for Conference and Incentive Events 2012
> Market Research Report: Collection of Statistical Data for Conference and Incentive Events 2013
> Market Research Report: Collection of Statistical Data for Conference and Incentive Events 2014
NewslettersClick on the links below to download the relevant attachments:
> March 2017
> October 2016
> April 2016
> March 2016
> December 2015
> July 2015
> June 2015
> March 2015
> October 2016
Promote your conferencesClick on the links below to download the relevant attachments:
> Conferences e-Calendar
> Promote your conference
Team Building Activities and Incentive ideasCyprus offers splendid opportunities for team-building and incentive activities that you would never imagine! A great variety of activities based on Cyprus culture and nature and above all on the locals’ everyday life can be organized according to each group’s needs; be it of an adventurous, participatory, socially responsible or relaxed nature, Cyprus can make it all available for you to enjoy!
Click on the link below to download the relevant attachment:
> Team Building Activities and Incentive ideas Ambassadors in Tourism Promotional Material
About CCB & How to participateThe Cyprus Convention Bureau (CCB), within the framework of its role in promoting Cyprus as a conference and incentive travel destination and in upgrading the quality of the services offered, has proceeded with the setting of minimum criteria which will be applied towards the classification of local licensed tourism and travel offices, which offer professional services for the organisation of conferences and incentive trips from abroad in Cyprus, as Destination Management Companies (DMCs) and / or as Professional Congress Organisers (PCOs).
To Download the Criteria for the Clacification of DMC & PCO please click here
The goal of the Code of Ethics is to provide guidance to the members of the Cyprus Convention Bureau, which fulfil the minimum criteria set, regarding its current obligations stemming from the existing Legislation and the Directives of the European Union, so as to be able to contribute to the best possible promotion of Cyprus as an ideal conference and incentive travel destination and to the systematic encouragement of the entrepreneurs of the sector towards the improvement of the conditions under which they operate.
To Download the Code of Ethics please click here Filoxenia Conference Centre
Application for the use of Archaeological Sites for Conference Tourism and Incentives’ TravelThe Antiquities Department in co-operation with the Cyprus Tourism Organisation has started afresh the disposal of certain archaeological sites for Conferences and Incentives affairs.
In order to apply please click here Destination Management Companies and Professional Congress Organisers Hotels with conference facilities
Attending a conference, seminar or professional training in the sun is one of the most motivating incentives for many delegates, and the Cyprus Convention Bureau (CCB) is uniquely placed to offer these services for inspiring and successful business events on Aphrodite’s beautiful island.
There are so many reasons as to why Cyprus is naturally conducive to a positive business outcome... The island has a climate that is particularly favourable in the Mediterranean part of the European Union (EU), with short and mild winters and abundant sunshine for more than 300 days annually. Combining a conference with the many outdoor activities the island offers is easy thanks to this fantastic weather, combined with the short travel distances that link all its regions quickly and efficiently.
As one of the world’s oldest civilisations – with a history of over 10,000 years – delegates can immerse themselves in a wealth of ancient culture, whilst also enjoying a welcome that is as warm as the sands of the many and varied coastal fronts. From delicious cuisine and traditional tavernas to elegant wine bars, and a world of options for relaxation and entertainment, business can be seamlessly combined with pleasure.
Hotel establishments across the island are equipped to hold business events with state-of-the-art conference facilities, and delegates can also opt for the luxury of staying at the same location as your event. Further venues for small conferences, gala dinners, themed nights or opening ceremonies can also be utilised, from purpose-built halls, to more unusual cultural settings such as Medieval castles and ancient amphitheatres.
And when it comes to added incentives, it is difficult to pick from the many wine routes, cruises, sporting activities, team-building pursuits, spa and wellness options and traditional, hands-on experiences available.
The CCB is designed to assist the organisation of business events in Cyprus from abroad and offers an attractive programme of grants, benefits and incentives, with perks such as complimentary giveaways and informative material, to airport Meet and Greet and hospitality vouchers, along with technical and financial support.
With hundreds of conference rooms and the capacity to seat thousands of delegates at business events and host them at hotels, Cyprus has the ability to create meetings with warmth and enthusiasm that will bring the drive for success back home to your business, and leave it with lasting – and motivational - memories of your time on the island.
For further information and support on organising a business event in Cyprus, along with the relevant application forms for grants and benefits, contact the CCB:
Tel: +357 22 691 251 / +357 22 691 254 / +357 22 691 255
Fax: +357 22 691 313
The promise of an Incentive Break on a beautiful island - where the climate is glorious, the cuisine is delicious, and the activities are exciting - is something that will confidently motivate anyone.
Cyprus is blessed with all the factors to offer incentive training and breaks that inspire productivity and teamwork, thanks to its unique features and the experiences they present.
Whether it is a cruise across the deep blue Mediterranean - where the invigorating sea air promotes the flow of ideas; a round of golf with partners or prospective clients at one of the exclusive and naturally stunning courses, or simply the change of scenery and the allure of the sun, the island will bring out the best in your business, your staff and your associates.
The range of sporting and activity options is vast. Tennis courts, cycling, hiking, diving, skiing, fishing, jeep safaris and so much more can be enjoyed as a team effort. For a more relaxing alternative, a host of luxury spa resorts will evoke a sense of serenity that clears the mind and allows a new perspective. And for a bustling city experience, the different regions of the island are all varied in the type of entertainment they offer, from workshops and cultural sites to authentic dining with feasts that encourage the sharing of food – and proposals. The traditions of the island and its unique culture are also conducive to motivation, with the opportunity to take part in the enriching daily activities of the locals, or find inspiration in the rugged natural landscape.
Further still, a large portfolio of organised tours and designated routes around the island take in wineries, nature trails, art, ancient legends, themed activities, traditional hands-on pastimes and a wealth of other stimulating, invigorating and motivating adventures.
The Cyprus Convention Bureau (CCB) is designed to assist the organisation of Incentive Breaks, as are the numerous destination management companies on-island, along with their experienced, efficient and multilingual staff. The CCB also offers an attractive programme of grants, benefits and support for the organisation of incentive trips in Cyprus from abroad. The range of perks includes complimentary giveaways and informative material, to airport Meet and Greet and hospitality vouchers, along with technical and financial support.
With all the elements in place, a complete tailor-made programme to suit your needs can be created from the collection of original and creative ideas the island evokes… leaving a happy and appreciated team, eager to succeed.
For further information and support on organising an Incentive Break in Cyprus, contact the CCB:
Tel: +357 22 691 251 / +357 22 691 254 / +357 22 691 255
Fax: +357 22 691 313