KANIKA HOTELS & RESORTS, as leading hoteliers in Cyprus, acknowledges and recognises that the local community and culture within which we operate are of vital importance to our continuous success.
Our aim is to become leaders in our commitment to sustainable development by making a positive impact on our society.
In order to achieve broader sustainability criteria including the socio-economic impacts and staff welfare, the Travelife Award will be achieved by October 2013.
2. Promotion of Responsible Tourism in the Area
KANIKA HOTELS & RESORTS is a member of Friends of the Earth, Green.com, as well as being a supporter of many community projects within each of our hotels’ municipalities. These activities deliver economic and social benefits for residents and the business community.
KANIKA HOTELS & RESORTS also works with local hospitality schools, overseas colleges and local labour offices to provide and offer job opportunities in line with government schemes to help the unemployed and young graduates gain valuable work experience.
KANIKA HOTELS & RESORTS informs guests for the strict dress code when visiting the monasteries. We are also committed to promoting Cyprus made products via exhibitions in the hotels and works to condemn any form of activities which harm animals or those animals surrounding habitats
KANIKA HOTELS & RESORTS cooperates with local suppliers wherever possible without compromising the quality of our product or commercial feasibility. In all cases we ensure that our valued guests and employees enjoy top quality foodstuffs. This will reduce CO2 emissions arising from long distance transportation of goods.
KANIKA HOTELS & RESORTS recognises the importance of recruiting and training local people in its workforce. This not only offers local residents the opportunity to stay in the area rather than seeking employment further away, but also keeps financial resources within the community. This company policy supports our people and our economy, and is ultimately for the benefit of prospective and repeat guests to our hotels.
5. Donation and Charity
KANIKA HOTELS & RESORTS is the founder of the ITHAKI Charity Organisation for dementia. It organises regular fundraising events for research projects and to support sufferers and their families.
Charity events to support cancer research are held and promoted by KANIKA HOTELS & RESORTS at one of our hotels. Annual blood donations with Kanika staff participation are held in the hotels in collaboration with the local hospitals to increase the supply of the local blood banks.
Sponsorships and financial support is offered to our staff’s children who are participating in sports events abroad, and who otherwise would not have had the opportunity.
We also sponsor our Executive Chefs’ membership in WACS (World Association of Chefs Society), which contributes to higher
culinary standards on our island and throughout the region.
Kanika Hotels & Resorts donates furniture and linen that is no longer suitable for the hotel to local organisations and community groups for distribution to the needy.
Kanika Hotels & Resorts is a strong supporter of the local church and has assisted in raising funds for the distribution of much needed support and supplies to third world countries.
Kanika Hotels & Resorts is a regular and generous donor supporting charity activities organised by our Tour Operators.