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ITP goals for 2030 unite the hotel industry for a sustainable future

The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) and its members believe that the hotel industry can be a force for good and make a positive contribution to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals and to the COP21 climate agreements.

Collaborate for a sustainable industry

Leading global hotel groups collaborate for a sustainable industry

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Aligned by a focus on the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Sends a call to action across the industry

Commitment to lead by example sends a call to action across the industry

By working together we can drive change further and faster than on our own. Our vision for 2030 is for sustainable growth and a fairer future for all. We are working together to achieve this through our collective ambition to impact critical issues via four ITP Goals.

The International Tourism Partnership convenes the world’s leading hotel groups for combined action on four Goals vital for sustainable growth.

ITP’s Goals represent the industry’s response to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals; driving progress on the key issues affecting the hotel sector at a global level.

The Goals send out a clear call to action to the wider industry about the critical importance of using the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a focal point to drive responsible business in hospitality.

ITP is a global sector-led organisation, bringing together the world’s most powerful hotel companies in an alliance focused on a single ambition:
to lead the industry through example with clear and quantifiable commitments to improved sustainability.

Dr Taleb Rifai

Dr Taleb Rifai, former Secretary General of the UNWTO

“As we celebrate the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development I welcome ITP’s commitment to drive positive change, and I encourage others in the hotel sector to join their movement making tourism a true force for good.”

Wolfgang M Neumann

Wolfgang M. Neumann, ITP Governing Council Chairman and industry thought-leader, backs the Goals:

“We have agreed on four core Goals, with two addressing environmental issues – climate and water – and two supporting the people who work in the hotel industry and its supply chain. This even balance between planet and people reflects the passion and commitment of ITP members to make a real and lasting difference to a broad range of issues against which commitments can be agreed.

It’s time for business to align with the Global Goals – the SDGs – and work together to tackle inequality and climate change by 2030. The hotel industry is proud to lead the way; collaborating for stronger impacts and faster change.”

Madhu Rajesh

Madhu Rajesh, ITP Director, reflects on the importance of adopting the four Goals for the hotel industry:

“This sector-wide alignment to a single set of Goals is a fantastic achievement for the International Tourism Partnership. It is also a reflection of the increasing importance that the hospitality industry attaches to sustainability issues. Business leaders have put competition to one side to create an ambitious vision for the future and a rallying call to the whole industry.

By working together, I feel certain that these businesses will create a more sustainable future for the entire hospitality industry.”

The International Tourism Partnership is a global industry organisation

We facilitate collaboration between the world’s leading hotel companies and offer practical products and programmes to drive their responsible business ambitions.

Our members across the globe convene at our table and work together on practical actions which ensure greater impact on the critical sustainability issues they all face.

Join with us in our commitment to these four critical Goals.

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