The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) today added Saipan as a destination member. Saipan’s membership is sponsored by the Pacific Island Club Saipan (PIC), working from the premise that leadership is a major contributor of the tourism industry in the region.
ICTP chairman Juergen Thomas Steinmetz said: “Saipan relies on tourism revenue, and this US territory is uniquely located to attract an increasing number of tourists from East Russia, China, Japan, and Korea. We’re excited to welcome the Pacific Island Club as a new member, and will be taking their material to the Leisure Travel Show in Moscow next month. With ICTP, Saipan will get access to new global secondary and primary tourism markets.”
ICTP (International Council of Tourism Partners) is a new global alliance to support and promote destinations with a shared belief in well-managed travel and tourism as a driver of community business, jobs, well being, and happiness. Membership is open to any country, city, or community that aspires to be a top travel and tourism destination and engages their stakeholders in the process. Affiliated membership is open to global tourism stakeholders and tourism professionals in member regions. The alliance is about sharing resources and increasing business for a destination in:
– opening up and maintaining new markets for a destination;
– sharing resources to reach out to primary and secondary markets; and
– sharing resources to reach out to global media, trade, and consumers.
ICTP is committed to quality in all aspects of destination management and marketing, and green growth that promotes low-carbon and environmentally-sound development.
ABOUT SAIPAN AND THE PACIFIC ISLAND CLUB SAIPAN
Longing for the perfect all-inclusive vacation in a unique tropical locale? Well, Saipan, one of the fifteen isles of the Northern Mariana Islands is noted in the Guinness Book of World Records as having the most temperate climate, so it is typically a pleasant 88 degrees with a chance of tropical showers year-round. Another exclusive highlight is its proximity to the infamous Marianas Trench, just east of the Mariana Islands, which at 6.78 miles deep, is considered to be the deepest part of the world’s oceans. Saipan is the largest inhabited island with roughly a population of 53,000 people with tourism as its primary and sole industry. Just three hours south of Japan or three hours east of the Philippines, Saipan remains an unspoiled jewel in the Western Pacific.
At the Pacific Islands Club Saipan (PIC), you’ll find a paradise of fun in the sun for couples, families, and groups. PIC is situated on 58,000 square meters of prime beachfront property just adjacent to the sparkling Philippine Sea and provides a multitude of complimentary sports and activities for all its guests. Combine that with five categories of relaxing accommodations, four scrumptious restaurants, three bars, nightly entertainment, a Kids’ Club and a Thai Spa, and you’ll be wanting to come back for more. PIC’s signature feature may be the fantastic Waterpark wonderland with the Point Break Wave Machine, Lazy River and two 60-foot waterslides, but guests also rave about the Laser Tag Park, 25-foot Climbing Wall, Beach Activities Center, Tennis & Archery Center, and the free supervised Kids’ Club Program for little ones ages 4-12 years. PIC is a tropical adventure, nestled in its own enclave yet just 15 minutes from downtown. Whether you want to relax and unwind or try one of the extensive sports and activities, PIC’s Clubmates (sports instructors) will help male your holiday enjoyable. Try sailing, paddle boarding, windsurfing, water aerobics, beach volleyball, tennis, mini golf, or snorkeling – our Clubmates will help you choose as you please. For couples, families, and groups of friends, PIC Saipan is proud of its reputation for providing all the best of a deserving tropical getaway.
PIC’s resort highlights:
* Choice of meal packages from all-inclusive, two meals, daily breakfast or no meals included.
* Over 60 on-site sports, entertainment, and activities included.
* Choice of restaurants with meal packages.
* Free Kids’ Club daily for children ages 4-12 years.
* Complimentary unlimited wine and beer in The Magellan buffet restaurant.