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The project has been co-financed by the Deputy Ministry of Tourism and the European Commission under the Grant Programme EDEN: GRO/SME/18/C/065 - Selection 2019 – «Health and well-being tourism»

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Evaluation Criteria

Apart from the basic requirements, the destinations should also meet at least 4 of the 5 specifications of the General Award Criteria as stated in Table 1. The General Award Criteria have been summarized in the following categories with each subject divided into additional sub-categories:

  • Eligible tourism destinations must be emerging and non-traditional

  • Eligible tourism destinations shall offer authentic tourism experiences

  • Eligible tourism destinations shall have local authorities with a capacity in managing the tourism offer in a way to ensure social, cultural and environmental sustainability

  • Administrative efficiency and cooperation between public and private entities

  • Eligible tourist destinations should have agencies, NGOs or other authorities with a capacity in adopting sustainable tourism practices

As soon as the destination is evaluated by the Evaluation Committee as eligible tourism destination, it can proceed to the next evaluation process stage. The eligible tourism destination should receive at least 50% of the total score of the Specific Award Criteria evaluation. The Table 2 “Evaluation Form on Specific Award Criteria” analyzes the following topics that are divided into additional sub-categories.

  • Quality, richness/uniqueness/originality of tourism offer to enhance health and well-being based on the destination's natural or cultural/historical/spiritual resources.

  • The inclusion of the Health and well-being tourism in the local or regional strategy of the destination.

  • Marketing and public awareness activities on Health and well-being tourism issues.

The specific quality criteria provide an effective evaluation of the candidate destination, focusing and covering both the EU Guidelines as well as the strategic framework of the Deputy Ministry of and the Republic of Cyprus.

The candidate destinations can consult the relevant Evaluation Forms (General Award Criteria Evaluation Form and Specific Award Criteria Evaluation Form).

Evaluation Criteria (Microsoft Excel)


Follow these links for travel and tourism information in Cyprus.

Deputy Ministry of Tourism
Visit this site and find everything you need to plan the perfect trip to Cyprus.

Association of Cyprus Travel Agents
The official association of travel agents and tour operators, regulated by the Deputy Ministry of Tourism and EU Law.

Cyprus Agrotourism Company
Visit this site and discover traditional accommodation in various villages across Cyprus.