ICTP Press release: Today again we are all Berliners!

Juergen T. Steinmetz, chairman of the International Coalition of Tourism Partner issued the following statement: “Yesterday we were all Jordanians, today we’re all Berliners.” On behalf of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners, I would like to extend our sympathy and condolences to the victims and their loved ones involved in yesterday’s criminal attack in Jordan, and today in Berlin. Both incidents were senseless acts by disguised criminals aimed to disable the world’s largest industry: Travel and Tourism. It took heroes

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ICTP proud partner with Nepal Tourism and Accessible Inclusive Tourism

The Nepal Tourism operating sector did it again. In continuation of its initiatives for Accessible – Inclusive Tourism, Kathmandu-based Four Season Travel & Tours in partnership with Gokarna Forest Resort organized an excursion to scenic Gokarna Forest in the northern foothill of Kathmandu valley. On the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, a few tourism partners joined hands to bring some cheers though an excursion. It was not just an outdoor excursion but a great opportunity for the

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A Christmas Present From SUN

The 2015 Paris Accords set in train, a 3-decade, low carbon transformation, based on widespread recognition that “Climate Change is existential”. This is the reason for the creation of SUN – the Strong Universal Network – as an essential movement of increasingly engaged industry, government, and civil society partners – focussed on climate resilience as a priority. We are creating a platform for tracking, focussing and sharing climate response innovation as it intersects with travel. To introduce SUN to the

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A Salute to the United States on September 11

ICTP President Professor Geoffrey Lipman released this statement on September 11, 2016:  I am not an American. But on that frightful, horrendous day 15 years ago I became one mentally, psychologically and emotionally. As we all watched the carnage that was created by crazy people, doing crazy things in crazy unimaginable ways. Like the rest of the world I mourned with my American friends, for lives senselessly lost, families plunged into the depths of despair and all the horror, shock

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Nice, France Terror Attack: Statement by the ICTP Chairman Juergen T Steinmetz

The Chairman of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners. Juergen Steinmetz is asking the traveling public and trade to keep traveling and include Nice in your upcoming travel plans. Attacking our travel and tourism industry is an attack not only on all of us as members of the world’s largest industry, but it’s also an attack on more than a billion people enjoying our hard work to make this world inviting and beautiful. We all have a responsibility here, and we

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