The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) is an alliance of destinations, associations, and stakeholders in the tourism industries with members in more than 40 countries.
The original launching of the ICTP alliance was at the World Travel Market in London with the Seychelles; La Reunion; Johannesburg; Rwanda; Grenada; Oman; North Shore, Oahu; and Richmond, Virginia as founding members. Since that time, ICTP has grown aggressively to 178 members in more than 40 countries. Among ICTP’s members and supporters are tourism boards, ministries of tourism, associations, private stakeholders in the tourism industry, universities, and journalists.
ICTP Executive Board members include representatives from all academy and founding member organizations of the International Council of Tourism Partners. It includes Professor Geoffrey Lipman, President of ICTP; HE Alain St. Ange, Minister of Tourism&Culture, Seychelles; Feisol Hashim, ASEAN; Juergen T. Steinmetz, Publisher of eTN; and Louis D’Amore, Founder and president of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT).
Juergen Steinmetz, Chairman of ICTP, announced the council’s first inaugural launch conference since its inception will take place in the Seychelles on July 7, 2012. Alongside the ICTP General Meeting in Seychelles, the Routes Africa 2012 conference will be taking place from July 8-10, which has the full support and endorsement of the Airlines Association of Southern Africa, as well as the RETOSA Board Meeting from July 6-13. From these two tourism and aviation meetings, ICTP will work to obtain a hotel and airline affiliate.
“I am pleased to announce that with the support of our executive members and the Minister of Tourism&Culture of the Seychelles, our inaugural launch conference will take place along with a combined Executive and Academy Board meeting in the Seychelles on July 7. We’re inviting all government and private industry stakeholders to join us in the Seychelles on July 7 for this important event, when we will be setting the future role of our fast-evolving organization. ICTP will be announcing hotel, media, and airline sponsors for these two events shortly.