ICTP and World Tourism Forum Lucern reaffirm collaboration


HAWAII, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia – The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) and World Tourism Forum Lucerne re-affirmed their collaboration at the ITB Travel Trade Show last week in Berlin,
Germany, with a focus on Green Growth.

ICTP President Geoffrey Lipman met with the General Manager of the Forum, Martin Barth, to discuss ways in which they could extend their shared interest in the Green Growth transformation of the sector.

They discussed the new World Tourism Forum “Think Tank” that Lipman will chair, and met with Marthinus Van Schalkwyk, Tourism Minister of South Africa, and Dr. Michael Frenzel, Chairman of TUI Travel PLC.

Dr. Frenzel will deliver a keynote paper on “Hyper-connectivity,” and Minister Van Schalkwyk on “Bridging the Silos,” to help explore new directions for the industry.

Twenty thought leaders from the travel and tourism sector will meet on April 16 and 17, along with leading young social entrepreneurs, to consider strategic change drivers.


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 over 100 destination members, including: Anguilla; Aruba; Australia; Bangladesh; Belgium, Belize; Brazil; Canada; Caribbean; China; Croatia; Cyprus; Ecuador; Egypt; Falkland Islands; (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; Sweden; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Trinidad & Tobago; UAE; Uganda; USA; Yemen; Zambia; and Zimbabwe.

For more information, go to: www.tourismpartners.org .