The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced today that a second organization from Pakistan – the Ecotourism Society Pakistan – has joined the membership of this growing tourism organization. The roster of members to ICTP has of late been growing on a daily basis.
Establish in 1998, Ecotourism Society Pakistan (ESP) is considered as an association working for the purpose of advancing knowledge and disseminating information about mountain research and mountain development throughout the world devoted to multidisciplinary research. It has identified some relevant themes concerning economics, geography, environment, and management in connection with integrated tourism activities.
Hasnain Khan, Secretary of ESP, said: “ESP is an organization that has around 20 tourism organisations of Pakistan, including PTDC, as its members. We may be an effective bridge for ICTP in Pakistan.”
One of the objectives of the ESP is to produce and publish worthy research literature online on tourism. ESP conducts research on environmentally-critical areas where tourism has posed a problem or may interface with sensitive resources. Therefore, ESP is essentially a place of learning, where scholars, particularly of tourism, have the opportunity to exchange views, opinions, and knowledge.
The Chairman of ICTP, Juergen Thomas Steinmetz, is pleased to welcome this second member to the organization from Pakistan. “The objectives that ESP is working to meet is right in line with ICTP’s mission to engage communities in sustainable tourism and green travel activities,” Steinmetz said.
For more information about ESP, go to: http://www.ecotourism.org.pk/ .
The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) is a new grassroots travel and tourism coalition of global destinations committed to quality service and green growth. The ICTP logo represents the strength in collaboration (the block) of many small communities (the lines) committed to sustainable oceans (blue) and land (green).
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, and fair coherent taxation.
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. The ICTP alliance is represented in Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA; Brussels, Belgium; Bali, Indonesia; and Victoria, Seychelles. ICTP membership is available to qualified destinations free of charge. Academy membership features a prestigious and selected group of destinations. Members of destinations currently include Anguilla; Grenada; Flores & Manggarai Baratkab County, Indonesia; La Reunion (French Indian Ocean); Northern Mariana Islands, US Pacific Island Territory; Palestine; Rwanda; Seychelles; Sri Lanka; Johannesburg, South Africa; Oman; Zimbabwe; and from the US: California; North Shore, Hawaii; Bangor, Maine; San Juan County, Utah; & Richmond, Virginia
For more information, go to: www.tourismpartners.org .