HAWAII, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia – ICTP Chairman Juergen Steinmetz and President Geoffrey Lipman met with the Director of Marketing UK & Europe of the Caribbean Tourism Organization, Carol Hay, to discuss how to join forces to position the Caribbean as a Quality destination “leading sustainable tourism.”
They discussed opportunities around a strategic 2050 Roadmap, digital marketing, and responsible investments for Green Growth projects in the region.
Towards the end of the meeting, Mr. Steinmetz made the offer to Mrs. Hay to join the ICTP Advisory Board, and she accepted.
This invitation is seen as a way to strengthen the ICTP collaboration with the Caribbean and to publicly support the Green Growth and Quality strategies of the region as a whole, but also of all its individual members.
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 (tourism boards) and more than 500 private stakeholders. Council membership privilege is currently extended to Elsia Grandcourt, Seychelles Tourism Board; Byron Henderson, Travel Registry Management Company, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA; Charles Lindo, St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation; Monika Maitland-Walker, Tourwise Ltd., Jamaica; Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation; Aviva Pearson, Simpleview, Tucson, Arizona, USA; Rica Rwigamba, Rwanda Development Board, Kigali, Rwanda; Laura Vercueil, Johannesburg Tourism Company, Johannesburg, South Africa; Pascal Viroleau, Ile de La Reunion Tourisme, La Reunion (French Indian Ocean Territory); Anna Yushkova, Pacific Island Club, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. ICTP Advisory Board members: Louis D’Amore, International Institute For Peace Through Tourism; Dr. Elinor Garely, University of New York; Sandy Dhuyvetter, TravelTalkMedia; Maga Ramasamy, Air Mauritius; P. V. Pramod, India; Carol Hay, Caribbean Tourism Organization. Executive Board members: Juergen T. Steinmetz, eTurboNews, Hawaii; Prof. Geoffrey Lipman, Brussels; Hon. Alain St.Ange, Minister of Tourism & Culture, Seychelles; Feisol Hashim, Alam Resorts, Bali, Indonesia.
For more information, go to: www.tourismpartners.org