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New travel and tourism trend : Green Growth AND Quality EQUALS Business is ICTP

ICTP Tourism membership explosion in 134 countries

Sep 07, 2016

The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) is expanding like wildfire. More than 500 tourism boards, associations, tourism industry stakeholders, and journalists now agree on Green Growth PLUS Quality EQUALS Business.

ICTP is setting a new trend in tourism with their new slogan.
Just in the last 2 months more than 500 likeminded members in 134 countries and territories reconfirmed their membership in the Hawaii, Brussels, Seychelles, and Bali based International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP).

The organization is under the leadership of:

Chairman Juergen T. Steinmetz (Hawaii)
President Professor Geoffrey Lipman (Brussels)
Executive Board members Hon. Alain St.Ange (Minister of Culture and Tourism Seychelles) and
Feisol Hashim (former ASEAN Tourism Bali)

Known tourism personalities, include among others who are part of the ICTP tourism leader group:

Founder and president of the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism, Louis D'Amore

Hon. Dr.Walter Mzembi, Zimbabwe’s Minister of Tourism and Hospitality

Dr. Peter Tarlow, Ph.D, Founder and President of Tourism & More (Texas)

Dr. Don Hawkins, Solimar International

Ernie Heath, University of Pretoria Emeritus Professor

SHJ Consultant Jamaluddin Mohamed, Brunei

Ron Kapon, New York, USA

Max Haberstroh, Consultant, Germany

Dr. Elinor Garely, New York University and editor in chief of Tourism Executives

Valere Tjolle, Founder, Totem Tourism, and editor of VISION on Sustainable Tourism newswire

A focus is to bring community tourism professionals together with global experts. Therefore, new local chapters are added every day. As of now 14 chapters had been formed.

37 universities, 237 corporate members, and journalists from 110 known media are listed members. 7 travel trade show organizers including Reed Exhibitions, MITT, ITE, Fairfest, IMEX, Rwanda Investment Forum, and the Hawaii Tourism Conference are part of the ICTP family.

Destination members include Brand USA and many other tourism boards from around the globe:

Government Tourism Office Zanzibar, Tanzania
Sri Lanka Convention Bureau
Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism
Government of India India Tourism
Maldives Association of Travel agents and Tour Operators
Bahamas Tourist Office
Eastern Cape, South Africa
Egyptian Tourism Federation
Flores, Indonesia
Puerto Vallarta Tourism Board, Mexico
Niger Ministry of Tourism
Ministry of Tourism Yemen
Ministry of Tourism and Hospitality Zimbabwe
Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB, Florida, USA
Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Bulgaria
New Hampshire Lakes Region Tourism Association, USA
Nashville Convention and Visitors Corporation, TN, USA
Lagos State Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Nigeria
Trade & Investment KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Vanilla Islands Organization
RETOSA: Regional Tourism Organisation Of Southern Africa
Caribbean Tourism Organisation
Zambia Tourism Board
Yemen Tourism Promotion Board
Visit Seattle, Washington
Visit Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Moab Travel Council, Utah, USA
New Mexico Hospitality Association, USA
St. Louis Convention & Visitors Commission, Missouri, USA
Greater Bangor Convention & Visitors Bureau, USA
Idaho Department of Commerce-Division of Tourism, USA
North Shore Chamber of Commerce, Oahu, Hawaii, USA
Georgia Department of Economic Development, USA
Seminole County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Florida, USA
Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Bureau, Arizona, USA
Northumberland Tourism, England, U.K.
Dubai Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing, UAE
Trinidad and Tobago Tourism Development Company Ltd
Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism Tanzania
Tanzania National Parks
Swaziland Tourism Authority
Ministry of Tourism, Antiques & Wildlife Sudan
Sint Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean
St. Kitts Tourism Authority
WESGRO: Western Cape Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency, South Africa
Slovenia Tourism Board
Madeira Islands, Portugal
Philippine Department of Tourism
Pakistan Tourism Development Corporation (PTDC)
Visit Cluj-Napoca ‚Äď The Heart of Transylvania, Romania
Marianas Visitors Authority
Maastricht Convention Bureau
Visit Agadir: Regional Tourism Council

Cozumel & Riviera Maya Destination Marketing, Mexico
Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority
Malawi Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Culture
Tourism Malaysia Sarawak
Florence Convention Bureau, Italy
Bali Hotel Association
Bali Tourism Board
Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), India
Hyderbad Convention & Visitors Bureau, India
Gujarat Tourism Opportunity, India
Bodenmais Tourismus & Marketing GmbH, Germany
The Gambia Tourism Board
Grenada Tourism Board
Limassol Tourism Board
Hainan Provincial Tourism Development Committee
British Virgin Islands Tourist Board
Iguasso Convention and Visitors Bureau, Brazil
Belize Tourism Board
Visit Belgium
Ministry of Economic of the Republic of Armenia
Ile de la Reunion Tourism
Aruba Hotel and Tourism Association
Zanzibar Commission for Tourism
Johannesburg Tourism
Rwanda Development Board
Seychelles Tourism Board

81 association joined ICTP so far including the International Hotels and Restaurants Association, U.S. National Parks, and the Duesseldorf Germany Carnival.

There is always a complimentary option to join ICTP as a new member on

ICTP Tourism membership explosion in 134 countries

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