International Council of Tourism Partners adds Hawaii region as a founding member
ICTP destination alliance welcomes Hawaii North Shore Chamber of Commerce
HALEIWA, Hawaii - The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) is pleased to announce that the North Shore Chamber of Commerce from Haleiwa, Hawaii, will be joining the organization as a founding member. ICTP was incorporated in the small, historic town of Haleiwa located on Oahu’s North Shore in the year 2000.
ICTP Chairman Juergen T. Steinmetz said: “With the official launch of our new destination alliance, ICTP, taking place in London on Tuesday at the World Travel Market, we are very pleased to be able to welcome our host town of 11 years as another founding destination member for our organization. This feels to us like a full circle moment. I hope the entire Northshore community will play a very active part in our organization. This is a chance for the Northshore to become a shining example and tourism leader in Hawai. It's an opportunity for the Northshore and for Hawaii to play an active role on a world stage”
Mr. Steinmetz has personally been a long-time resident of the North Shore community, and explained that tourism is a major part of the area’s economy. He said, “Anyone wanting to get a true feeling of Hawaii’s beautiful nature, world-class surfing, excellent restaurants, and unique shopping - and experience the Aloha spirit – must visit Oahu’s North Shore.”
A leisurely drive of around 35 miles from Waikiki, Haleiwa town on the famous North Shore on the island of Oahu, hosts some of the world’s best surfing. Renowned for its legendary beaches, Haleiwa is a favorite refuge for Hawaii’s residents and a must-see for visitors. Nowhere else on Oahu will you find quaint shops and cafes housed in plantation-era buildings and world-famous surf spots.
The mission of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce is to promote, maintain, and encourage the historic, cultural, civic, and economic welfare of the North Shore through research and education. For more information, visit: http://www.gonorthshore.org .
The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) is a new grassroots travel and tourism coalition of global destinations committed to quality service and green growth. The ICTP logo represents the strength in collaboration (the block) of many small communities (the lines) committed to sustainable oceans (blue) and land (green).
ICTP helps member destinations and their stakeholders share quality and green opportunities including tools and resources, access to funding, education, and marketing support. ICTP advocates sustainable aviation growth, streamlined travel, and fair coherent taxation.
ICTP supports the UN Millennium Development Goals, the UN World Tourism Organization's Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, and a range of programs that underpin them. The ICTP alliance is represented in Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA; Brussels, Belgium; Bali, Indonesia; and Victoria, Seychelles. Members include countries, regions, and cities. Current members include Seychelles; La Reunion; Johannesburg; Rwanda; Zimbabwe; Oman; Grenada; Komodo; as well as Saipan, The Oahu Hawaii, USA Northshore Region, and Richmond,Virginia, USA.
For more information, go to: http://www.tourismpartners.org .