International Council of Tourism Partners
ICTP welcomes Hyderabad Convention Visitors Bureau from India
HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA & BRUSSELS, Belgium – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced the Hyderabad Convention Visitors Bureau (HCVB) in India has become a destination member.
The history of 400-year-old Hyderabad city is a rich and an intriguing one, and a new buzzword in the business sector of India. Besides being referred to as the “City of Pearls” and “City of Information Technology,” among other accolades, Hyderabad is a perfect blend of history and the modern age. Hyderabad prides, with a booming economy, its role as being part of the incredible story of India.
Over the years, Hyderabad has emerged and been nationally recognized as the convention capital of India, with very strong international links. Gary Khan, Chief Executive Officer of HCVB, said: “We have been awarded as the “Best MICE City in Asia” (The Annual MICE Report 2012). We have one of the best state-of-art venues, accommodation, and an efficient multi-modal transport system.
“As a tourist destination, Hyderabad is noted for its cuisine, bazaars with a history of 400 years, regular sporting, as well as art and cultural events with year-round festivities. We have an excellent track record of hosting research and academic events, bio and healthcare conferences, besides being the home of such multinational companies as Google, Microsoft, Facebook, Oracle, Accenture, Bank of America, Dell, HP, etc.”
Hyderabad has much to offer as a transit destination and is proud of its warmth and friendliness of its people and its heritage. "Dynastic grandeur in the heart of modern India," is how the western daily describes the erstwhile princely state. Hyderabad has an excellent track record for staging international sporting and cultural congresses.
“We are proud to welcome the Hyderabad Convention Visitors Bureau to ICTP’s membership,” said Juergen T. Steinmetz, Chairman of ICTP, “We are confident this dynamic destination will be a dynamic resource for our alliance.”
The Hyderabad Convention Visitors Bureau (HCVB) was formed in March 2011and is India’s first and only regional convention bureau brought together by the State Government and various segments of the tourism industry for one purpose – to promote Hyderabad globally. HCVB is a one-stop shop for MICE business inquiries and will extend assistance to congress organizers in planning and organizing conferences in Hyderabad.
For more information about the Hyderabad Convention Visitors Bureau, visit: www.hcvb.co.in .
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.
Partner associations include: African Bureau of Conventions; African Chamber of Commerce Dallas/Fort Worth; Africa Travel Association; Alliance for training and research in the field of social and solidarity tourism (ISTO/OITS); Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association; Cultural and Environment Conservation Society; DC-Cam (Cambodia); Hawaii Tourism Association; Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management; International Hospitality and Tourism Research Centre(IHTRC); International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT); International Organization of Electronic Tourism Industry (IOETI); Livingstone International University of Tourism Excellence, Zambia; Positive Impact Events, Manchester, UK; RETOSA : Angola- Botswana - DR Congo - Lesotho - Madagascar - Malawi - Mauritius - Mozambique - Namibia - South Africa - Swaziland - Tanzania - Zambia- Zimbabwe; Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, China; SKAL International; Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH); Sustainable Travel International (STI); The Region Initiative, Pakistan; University of Florida: Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute; University of Hawaii; University of Technology Mauritius; and vzw Reis-en Opleidingscentrum, Gent, Belgium; and University of Technology Mauritius.
ICTP has members in Anguilla; Aruba; Bangladesh; Belgium, Canada; China; Croatia; Ghana; Greece; Grenada; The Gambia, India; Indonesia; Iran; La Reunion (French Indian Ocean); Malaysia; Malawi; Mauritius; Mexico; Morocco; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Northern Mariana Islands, US Pacific Island Territory; Pakistan; Palestine; Rwanda; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Sultanate of Oman; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Yemen; Zimbabwe; and from the US: Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Missouri, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.
For more information, go to: www.tourismpartners.org .