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The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) brings together the world’s leading international hotel companies to provide a voice for environmental and social responsibility in the industry. We work to demonstrate in a very practical way that environmental and social responsibility makes good business sense.

History

It was in the wake of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (the original Rio Earth Summit) that the International Hotels Environment Initiative, now known as the International Tourism Partnership (ITP), was formed. ITP was a programme of the International Business Leaders Forum (IBLF) for 20 years. In 2013 as IBLF prepared to wind down its core operations, ITP re-located its team, IP, funding and programmes to a new host organisation, Business in the Community (BITC).

20 years on, we look back at some of the...
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Governance

The International Tourism Partnership is a global programme of Business in the Community (BITC) and as such, is subject to the overarching governance of BITC. BITC is both a UK...
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ITP Staff

The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) consists of a team of sustainable leadership and hospitality experts, committed to driving the sustainable and responsible agenda in...
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Advisory Panel

The Advisory Panel is an international group of leaders in hospitality management, sustainable tourism, research, education and training. The Panel has been established to...
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Partners

The International Tourism Partnership collaborates with a number of organisations to advance the sustainable tourism agenda. By working with corporate, public and not-for-profit...
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    The International Tourism Partnership (ITP), founded in 1992 and part of the International Business Leaders Forum, brings together the world’s leading international hotel companies to provide a voice for environmental and social responsibility in the industry.

    We work to demonstrate in a very practical way that environmental and social responsibility makes good business sense. We do this by highlighting best practice, offering a range of practical products and programmes and tackling emerging sustainability issues through its collaborative working groups.

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    The Youth Career Initiative (YCI) is a six-month education programme that provides disadvantaged young people with life and work skills. The purpose is to empower young participants to make informed career choices and realise the options available to them, enabling them to improve their employability and enhance their long-term social and economic opportunities.

    YCI is made possible thanks to a unique partnership with the international hotel industry, whereby participating properties provide the human, operational and training resources to deliver the programme.

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    The key communication tool of the International Tourism Partnership, that inspires, educates and challenges. The magazine is a highly respected source of practical information on environmental and socio-economic issues affecting the sector, and a showcase of best practices from around the world.

    Formerly in print format, Green Hotelier is an online resource that sets the agenda for responsible business in hotels. It highlights best practice among the hotel industry, and provides latest trends and insight into sustainable tourism. It is the leading source for inspirational, practical and technical information on green issues for the hotel sector.