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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 registered Charity and a UK company limited by guarantee.

ITP Governing Council
The Governing Council comprises of ITP member company representatives at CEO or C-suite level. The chair is drawn from and elected by the members of the Governing Council for a renewable two year term. In an advisory capacity, it provides strategic and operational guidance to the ITP management and staff to further the mission of ITP, with members acting as ITP ambassadors with key stakeholder groups. The ITP Director, Stephen Farrant, is a permanent member of the Governing Council and reports on ITP activities. The Governing Council meets annually.

ITP Executive Committee
ITP’s Executive Committee is the more active and operational part of the organisation. Also drawn from ITP members, the committee meets twice a year for collaborative and action-orientated debate and discussion. It is the Executive Committee that, through consensus, guides the activities and programmes of ITP. The Chair of the Executive Committee sits on the Governing Council in an intermediary capacity between the Council and Committee.

 
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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.