HAWAII, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia – The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced the Sustainable Tourism Foundation Pakistan (SFTP) as its newest member.
ICTP Chairman Juergen T. Steinmetz said: “We are delighted to welcome the Sustainable Tourism Foundation Pakistan to ICTP’s membership. SFTP is a positive addition to our grassroots travel and tourism coalition of global destinations committed to quality services and green growth. Both SFTP and ICTP strive to increase tourism competitiveness through cooperation, networking, and a commitment to green growth.”
SFTP’s mission is to promote and facilitate the growth of sustainable and equitable tourism in Pakistan in close partnership with concerned stakeholders from the public, private, and NGO sectors. In essence, SFTP’s vision is to establish Pakistan as a nature friendly, culture friendly and people friendly tourist destination.
“We are pleased to join ICTP. It is important to have a common understanding of what green growth is and how it ensures sustainable development of tourism so that tourism stakeholders can break through the confusion and make informed decisions,” said Aftab Rana, President of Sustainable Tourism Foundation Pakistan, “As part of this global partnership, we are dedicating ourselves to helping make sure that tourism thrives and visitors can continue to have special experiences for generations to come.”
For more information about the Sustainable Tourism Foundation Pakistan, visit www.stfp.org .
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; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Trinidad & Tobago; UAE; Uganda; USA; Yemen; Zambia; and Zimbabwe.
For more information, go to: www.tourismpartners.org .