About us

The International Tourism Partnership provides a non-competitive platform for hotel industry leaders to share ideas, build relationships and work collaboratively to make this one of the world’s most responsible industries.

Whilst demonstrating value to members is top priority, ITP exists for a whole host of people and organisations beyond its membership, collaborating and brokering relationships between businesses, industry-associations, non-profit organisations, campaigners, suppliers and academics.

What have been some of the milestones along the way?

    • Published in 1993 and now available online, the Environmental Management for Hotels, was one of the first comprehensive guides to quality environmental management.

    • In 2004 we launched the Youth Career Initiative (YCI), a six-month work and life skills programme for disadvantaged young people, delivered through a unique partnership with the hotel industry and local community NGOs.

    • In 2007 ITP launched its Going Green guide – a free and easy-to-follow framework for the wider hospitality industry.

    • In 2010, the US State Department began funding the YCI programme to help support the re-integration of survivors of human trafficking into work and society.

    • In 2012, YCI began operating in its 12th country (India), with the active support of Accenture and the HIFI hotel investment conference.

    • In 2013 ITP became part of Business in the Community, the Prince’s responsible business network, which works with business to shape a fairer society and more sustainable future.

    • In 2015 ITP launched the Hotel Water Measurement Initiative.

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    • Since 1995, Green Hotelier Magazine (now online at www.greenhotelier.org) has been the leading voice regarding the sustainable and responsible agenda in the hospitality industry.

    • In 2005, ITP published the Sustainable Hotel Siting and Design Guidelines, on the back of industry demand.

    • In 2010 ITP launched its first working group on sustainable certification schemes. Since then ITP has led numerous working groups on issues such as human trafficking, carbon measurement, and supply chains.

    • In 2011 the Hotel Carbon Management Initiative was launched in partnership with the World Travel and Tourism Council – a collaborative initiative to unite hotel industry efforts to calculate and communicate carbon emissions in a uniform way.

    • In 2014, ITP ran its first ever Stakeholder Dialogue Day bringing together hotel industry leaders and stakeholders to discuss water and labour standards.

    • ITP now has 17 corporate members with a collective reach of over 24,000 properties, more than 3.5m rooms and 1.5m employees in over 100 countries worldwide.

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The International Tourism Partnership has over 20 years of experience leading the responsible business agenda within the hotel industry.

Working as a partnership broker, across the non-profit, government and business sectors has enabled International Tourism Partnership to gain a vast network of contacts and trust throughout the industry and beyond. Here are just a few of the organisations we work with: