International Coalition of Tourism Partners membership expands
Saint Lucia Ministry of Tourism joins ICTP
Dec 18, 2012
HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia – The International Coalition of Tourism Partners announced that the Ministry of Tourism of Saint Lucia has joined as a member.
“On behalf of the Ministry of Tourism of Saint Lucia I am happy to have Saint Lucia included among the members of ICTP,” said Nigel A. M. Mitchell, Director of the Saint Lucia Tourism Development Program, Ministry of Tourism, “We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship.”
ICTP Chairman Juergen T. Steinmetz said: “We are pleased to welcome Saint Lucia to our membership. The soundness of their tourism development along with their desire to work with other destinations is a real plus for our coalition and its members.”
The Director of Saint Lucia Tourism continued: “Here in Saint Lucia, the Ministry of Tourism is committed to the sustainable development of tourism and is keen to partner with other destinations with similar competitiveness, service, and product excellence ambitions.
“As an Association of Caribbean States Member, Saint Lucia has signed on to the establishment of the c ‘as a geographically-determined cultural, socio-economic, and biologically-rich and diverse unit, in which tourism development is based on the principles of sustainability, integration, cooperation and consensus.’
“Saint Lucia is also the perfect destination, for the traveler who is after romance, rejuvenation, or adventure. A genuine, natural landscape of gorgeous palm-fringed beaches, miles of unspoiled rainforest, and the majestic Piton Mountains, are sure to indulge every taste.
“Natural waterfalls, breath-taking views, friendly locals, and authentic culture impress the most traveled individuals for a holiday with lasting memories.”
Professor Geoffrey Lipman, ICTP President, said: “The Caribbean has long been in the forefront of Green Growth transformation and it is also one of the most vulnerable to the challenge of climate change. Saint Lucia has always been a leadership voice in this shift. We will be adding our strong support to the work of the Association of Caribbean States to secure broad-scale recognition of the Sustainable Tourism Zone of the Caribbean (STZC) and of the necessary international funding.”
For more information about Saint Lucia, visit: http://stlucianow.com
The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) is a grassroots travel and tourism coalition of global destinations committed to quality service and green growth. 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, fair coherent taxation, and investments for jobs. 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. ICTP has destination members in Anguilla; Aruba; Australia; Bangladesh; Belgium, Belize; Brazil; Canada; Caribbean; China; Croatia; Cyprus; Ecuador; Egypt; (The) Gambia; Georgia; Germany; Ghana; Greece; Grenada; India; Indonesia; Iran; Italy; Jordan; Kenya; Korea (South); La Reunion (French Indian Ocean); Malawi; Malaysia; Mauritius; Mexico; Morocco; (The) Netherlands; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Northern Mariana Islands (USA Pacific Island Territory); Romania; Sultanate of Oman; Pakistan; Palestine; Philippines; Portugal; Rwanda; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; South Africa; Sri Lanka; St. Eustatius (Dutch Caribbean); St. Kitts; St. Lucia; Sudan; Swaziland; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Trinidad & Tobago; Uganda; USA; Yemen; Zambia; and Zimbabwe.
For more information, go to: www.tourismpartners.org .