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HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia – The International Coalition of Tourism Partners announced that Idaho Tourism has joined the coalition as a member.

ICTP Chairman Juergen T. Steinmetz said, “We are pleased to welcome Idaho Tourism to our growing alliance of members. Idaho is primarily a leisure-travel state, with most visitors going to experiencing the outdoors, seek adventures on tours, and attend special events. The focus of Idaho Tourism on outdoor activities, naturally lends itself to green tourism – a fine partnership with our alliance.”

“Idaho, home to some of the most scenic adventure land in the world, is committed to promoting sustainable tourism,” said Karen Ballard, Chief Tourism Officer for the state, “As a year-round destination with two-thirds of our landscape belonging to the public, we have several unique programs that serve a diverse range of travel activities, including a Greater Yellowstone Geotourism map, Top 10 Scenic Drives in the Northern Rockies and coordination of voluntourism opportunities.”

As defined by Jonathan Tourtellot, Director of the National Geographic Society’s Center for Sustainable Development, geotourism is: tourism that sustains or enhances the geographical character of a place – its environment, culture, aesthetics, heritage, and the well-being of its residents.

“These principles align well with the mission of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners, and we are honored to have been accepted by the organization,” said Ballard.

For more information about Idaho tourism, visit: http://www.tourism.idaho.gov

ABOUT ICTP

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 destination members in Anguilla; Aruba; Australia; Bangladesh; Belgium, Belize; Brazil; Canada; Caribbean; China; Croatia; Cyprus; Ecuador; Egypt; (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; Uganda; USA; Yemen; Zambia; and Zimbabwe.

For more information, go to: http://www.tourismpartners.org
MEDIA CONTACTS: International Coalition of Tourism Partners, Juergen Thomas Steinmetz, Chairman, Phone: +1-808-566-9900, jts@tourismpartners.org ; Geoffrey Lipman, President, gl@tourismpartners.org ; Marie-Julie Chaput, Membership Liaison, mjc@tourismpartners.org

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