HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA & BRUSSELS, Belgium â The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority has joined as a destination member.
The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority (MTPA) is a parastatal organization established in 1996 by the MTPA Act. It is administered by a Board of Directors and operates under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism and Leisure.
Determined to succeed in a label of its own, Mauritius wants to be the best island destination in the world. Dr. Karl Mootoosamy said: "We will develop the tourism industry with the people and welcome the opportunity to work in close collaboration with ICTP as it brings a broader approach to the tourism development and the strategies used, be it on a national or worldwide scale."
The objectives of the MTPA are to promote Mauritius abroad as a tourist destination by conducting advertising campaigns and participating in tourism fairs, and organizing, in collaboration with the local tourism industry, promotional campaigns and activities in Mauritius and abroad.
The Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority works to provide information to tourists on facilities, infrastructures, and services available to them in Mauritius; to initiate such action as may be necessary to promote cooperation with other tourism agencies; to conduct research into market trends and market opportunities and disseminate such information and other relevant statistical data on Mauritius; and to advise the Minister on all matters relating to the promotion of tourism.
âThe evidence of the work and focus of the Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority shows in the numerous awards it has received since its inception,â said Juergen T. Steinmetz, âMost recently, MTPA received World Travel Awards as the âWorld's Leading Island Destinationâ in 2011, and the âIndian Ocean's Leading Destination,â as well as âIndian Ocean's Leading Beach Destinationâ in 2010.â
For more information about Mauritius, visit: http://tourism-mauritius.mu/ .
The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) is a new grassroots travel and tourism coalition of global destinations committed to quality service and green growth. The ICTP logo represents the strength in collaboration (the block) of many small communities (the lines) committed to sustainable oceans (blue) and land (green).
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, and fair coherent taxation.
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. The ICTP alliance is represented in Haleiwa, Hawaii, USA; Brussels, Belgium; Bali, Indonesia; and Victoria, Seychelles. ICTP membership is available to qualified destinations free of charge. Academy membership features a prestigious and selected group of destinations.
ICTP has members in Anguilla; Aruba; Bangladesh; Belgium, Canada; China; Croatia; Ghana; Greece; Grenada; The Gambia, India; Indonesia; Iran; La Reunion (French Indian Ocean); Malaysia; Malawi; Mauritius; Mexico; Morocco; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Northern Mariana Islands, US Pacific Island Territory; Pakistan; Palestine; Rwanda; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Sultanate of Oman; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Yemen; Zimbabwe; and from the US: Arizona, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Maine, Missouri, Utah, Virginia, and Washington.
Partner associations include: African Bureau of Conventions; African Chamber of Commerce Dallas/Fort Worth; Africa Travel Association; Alliance for training and research in the field of social and solidarity tourism (ISTO/OITS); Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association; Cultural and Environment Conservation Society; DC-Cam (Cambodia); Hawaii Tourism Association; Indian Institute of Tourism and Travel Management; International Hospitality and Tourism Research Centre(IHTRC); International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT); International Organization of Electronic Tourism Industry (IOETI); Livingstone International University of Tourism Excellence, Zambia; Positive Impact Events, Manchester, UK; RETOSA : Angola- Botswana - DR Congo - Lesotho - Madagascar - Malawi - Mauritius - Mozambique - Namibia - South Africa - Swaziland - Tanzania - Zambia- Zimbabwe; Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, China; SKAL International; Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH); Sustainable Travel International (STI); The Region Initiative, Pakistan; University of Florida: Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute; University of Hawaii; University of Technology Mauritius; and vzw Reis-en Opleidingscentrum, Gent, Belgium; and University of Technology Mauritius.
For more information, go to: www.tourismpartners.org .