The International Tourism Partnership is an initiative of Business in the Community (BITC), the Prince's Responsible Business Network. BITC works with its members to tackle a wide range of issues that are essential to building a fairer society and a more sustainable future.

Although part of BITC, ITP has its own Governing Council, Executive Council and Advisory Panel:

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, Fran Hughes, 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.

ITP 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 strengthen the relationship between the hotel, travel, tourism industry and education and research. The aim is to work with leading academics and authorities in sharing, documenting and communicating best practices to the leaders and future leaders of the hotel, travel and tourism industry.