International Council of Tourism Partners welcomes newest member
SW Associates based in Washington DC joins ICTP
The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced today that SW Associates, based in Washington, DC, USA, has joined its alliance. SW Associates, partners, and affiliates have managed and participated in tourism and related development programs and projects around the world.
Scott Wayne, President of SW Associates, said: “We are pleased to join the International Council of Tourism Partners. We are an international tourism development consulting practice focused on sustainable development through tourism. SW Associates has worked on tourism development opportunities, issues, and challenges on every continent and continually strives to contribute to well-managed, ecologically- and culturally-sensitive tourism.
Mr. Wayne, a former UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) official, noted: “ICTP’s commitment to quality in all aspects of destination management and development, as well as its emphasis on ‘green growth,’ is very much in line with our focus on sustainability. Solutions come from sharing information and benefiting from the development experiences of destinations around the world. ICTP offers a great platform for accomplishing this. We look forward to contributing to and benefiting from the alliance.”
The Chairman of ICTP, Juergen T. Steinmetz, said: “SW Associates has provided destination development for a number of emerging tourist destinations. Currently, Scott is working with our ICTP academy member, Rwanda, and we are so pleased to have Scott and his expertise joining ICTP. We invite private stakeholders in ICTP member regions, or doing business to further tourism in ICTP member regions, to join our alliance. We're gratified that SW Associates is taking this important step and applaud the company for its commitment to green growth for the destinations it has projects in.”
For more information about SW Associates, visit www.sw-associates.net .
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 engages communities and their stakeholders to share quality and green opportunities including tools and resources, access to funding, education, and marketing support. ICTP advocates sustainable aviation growth, streamlined travel formalities, 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. ICTP membership is available to qualified destinations free of charge. Academy membership features a prestigious and selected group of destinations. Members of destinations currently include Anguilla; Grenada; Flores & Manggarai Baratkab County, Indonesia; La Reunion (French Indian Ocean); Malawi, Northern Mariana Islands, US Pacific Island Territory; Palestine; Rwanda; Seychelles; Sri Lanka; Johannesburg, South Africa; Oman; Zimbabwe; and from the US: California; Georgia; North Shore, Hawaii; Bangor, Maine; San Juan County & Moab, Utah; & Richmond, Virginia.
For more information, go to: www.tourismpartners.org .