International Council of Tourism Partners destination membership grows
ICTP welcomes Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Development Company
HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA & BRUSSELS, Belgium – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced that the Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Development Company Ltd. (TDC) has joined the alliance as a destination member.
The Chairman of ICTP, Juergen T. Steinmetz, said: “ICTP appreciates this new alliance with the Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Development Company, the implementation arm of the Ministry of Tourism, which is dedicated to realizing the vision for tourism in Trinidad and Tobago. The idea is to emphasize the uniqueness of the two islands, and to provide an internationally-competitive tourism product, supported by the people of Trinidad and Tobago. We feel membership in ICTP will aid in attaining this vision.”
Carla Cupid-Greene, Market Analyst and Economist in the Planning and Research Department of the Tourism Development Company Ltd., said: “Just like the ICTP, the Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Development Company Ltd. understands the importance of creating products and services which represent ‘value for money’ and are in keeping with green principles.
“To demonstrate this commitment to quality tourism, the TDC has consolidated all its quality programs into its own cluster. The Tourism Quality Cluster acts as an integrated approach to the management of quality in the tourism sector. It is our trademark of quality performance, which encompasses the implementation of various standards for our tourism stakeholders and their organizations. It embodies four major components: training; service; certification; health, safety and the environment.
“It is with this focus, that the ICTP membership was deemed critical as it affords us the opportunity to work with like-minded individuals and organizations to improve on our practices while sharing our own learning experiences.”
For more information, visit: www.tdc.co.tt .
The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) is a 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.
ICTP has members in Anguilla; Aruba; Bangladesh; Belgium, Belize; Canada; China; Croatia; Gambia; Ghana; Greece; Grenada; India; Indonesia; Iran; La Reunion (French Indian Ocean); Malaysia; Malawi; Mauritius; Mexico; Morocco; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Northern Mariana Islands, US Pacific Island Territory; Oman; Pakistan; Palestine; Rwanda; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Trinidad & Tobago; Yemen; Zimbabwe; and from the US: Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Missouri, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.
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); Euro Congres; Hawaii Tourism Association; International Delphic Council (IDC); International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT); International Organization of Electronic Tourism Industry (IOETI); Positive Impact Events, Manchester, UK; RETOSA : Angola- Botswana - DR Congo - Lesotho - Madagascar - Malawi - Mauritius - Mozambique - Namibia - South Africa - Swaziland - Tanzania - Zambia- Zimbabwe; SKAL International; Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH); Sustainable Travel International (STI); The Region Initiative, Pakistan; The Travel Partnership Corporation; vzw Reis-en Opleidingscentrum, Gent, Belgium; as well as university and educational institute partners.
For more information, go to: www.tourismpartners.org .