It had been February 10, 2005 during the 3rd International Company for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) Conference at the Global Hotel in Lusaka, Zambia, whenever Juergen Steinmetz, Alain St . Ange, and Prof. Geoffrey Lipman, managed by Louis D’ Amore as well as the Ministers of Tourism for Zambia and Zimbabwe in the presence from the African Travel Association announced the particular launch of the new International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP).
“ Zambia will always possess a special place for ICTP, ” said ICTP Chairman Juergen Steinmetz today.
“ Consequently , one of the founding members, the Zambia Tourism Board, under the leadership associated with Felix Chaila, is playing a significant role in our organization. ”
Felix Chaila, Managing Movie director of the Zambia Tourism Board, at that time welcomed ICTP. He said:
“ Welcome to Zambia!
“ The land from the legendary African walking safari, Victoria Falls, the wild Zambezi Water, abundant wildlife, and raw backwoods, all in one friendly country.
“ Blessed with awe-inspiring organic wonders, an abundance of wildlife, huge drinking water bodies, and vast open areas, Zambia offers unforgettable holidays discovering the real Africa.
“ Acknowledged as one of the safest countries on the planet to visit, Zambia’ s welcoming individuals live in peace and harmony. Here, in the warm heart of The african continent, you will find some of the finest safari encounters on the planet, including face-to-face encounters along with nature at its most crazy.
“ Spectacular rivers provide adrenaline thrills or an easygoing playground of activities for all age range. Seventeen magnificent waterfalls, apart from the magnificent Victoria Falls, provide ‘ cascade followers’ an adventure into the remote control undeveloped rural areas where a flavor of village life can be skilled.
“ Spectacular day-to-day sunsets are almost guaranteed. ”
In the meantime, among ICTP’ s active members in Zambia is RETOSA, the Regional Tourism Organization associated with Southern Africa; Bantu Pathfinders, a destination management firm; and the Resort and Tourism Training Institute Lusaka, Zambia, a higher education and learning school specializing in tourism education within Zambia whose mission is: “ To provide quality training in applied artistry, sciences and commerce to nearby and international students in order to accomplish requirements of the labor market. ” The vision is: “ To become a leading tourism and hospitality teaching Institute in Southern Africa simply by 2030. ” The goal would be to: “ To provide superior market receptive training, upgrade and expand facilities and facilities in order to contribute, as well as the Post Newspaper in Livingstone. ”
The International Coalition of Travel and leisure Partners is a coalition of tourism destinations and their particular stakeholders in 135 countries along with headquarters in Hawaii, Brussels, Seychelles, and Bali. The Coalition feels in GREEN GROWTH + HIGH QUALITY = BUSINESS.
Almost always there is a complimentary option to join ICTP. To find out more, click here .
See ICTP’ s i9000 extensive list of members, click here .
PHOTO: Felix Chaila, Handling Director of the Zambia Tourism Table