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, 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.
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.
Harold Goodwin - Chair
Director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism, Manchester Metropolitan University
Professor Harold Goodwin is a Director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism, and Co-Chairs the annual International Responsible Tourism in Destinations conferences. He publishes, teaches and advises on Responsible Tourism, and tourism and local economic development. Harold is Professor of Responsible Tourism at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he teaches on the MSc in Responsible Tourism Management and undertakes, and supervises, research.
Professor of Sustainable Tourism at Griffith University, Australia
Susanne Becken is Professor of Sustainable Tourism at Griffith University, Australia, and an Adjunct Professor at Lincoln University, New Zealand. Susanne is currently leading a government-funded programme in New Zealand entitled “Preparing the Tourism Sector for Climate Change”. Susanne is on the editorial boards of Annals of Tourism Research, the Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, and the Tourism Review. She acted as a contributing author to the Fourth IPCC Assessment Report in 2007 and is currently contributing to the Fifth IPCC report.
Professor and Director, Service Innovation Program, College of Innovation
For more than 35 years Walter Jamieson has worked to bridge the academic and consultancy worlds through creativity, innovative and out-of-the-box thinking. His activities have been based on a sound set of responsible and sustainable values and principles. His activities include: early work in Canada using tourism and heritage resources as tools for community and economic development, research and consultancy work in China, extensive community-based tourism work in Asia, exploring the power of tourism as a tool for economic and social development, and leadership in creating an innovative service curriculum in Thailand.
Jan Peter Bergkvist
Sustainability advisor and owner of SleepWell AB
Panel Jan Peter "JP" Bergkvist has been active in the field of Sustainable Business at an executive level in the hospitality in industry since the early nineties. 15 years with Scandic with the last 9 years in an executive management position including 4 years with Hilton International in the role of Director of Environmental Sustainability. In January 2009 he stepped back from his position as Vice President Sustainable Business at Scandic to a role of senior advisor working in his own business SleepWell AB. In 2010 he published the book Sustainability in Practice – a fast guide for business leaders. He is a director of the board of The Green Meetings Industry Council, Fairtrade Sweden, Swedish Artists for the Environment and chairman of the Stockholm Water Prize Founders Council.
Nancy Loman Scanlon PhD CHE
Associate Professor, Chaplin School of Hospitality & Tourism Management, Florida International University
Dr. Nancy Loman Scanlon is an Associate Professor at the Chaplin School of Hospitality and Tourism Management, Florida International University in Miami, Florida. With over thirty years of lodging industry experience, Nancy is the vice-chair of the engineering and environment committee of the American Hotel and Lodging Industry Association. For the International Council of Hospitality, Restaurant and Institutional Education (ICHRIE), she serves as the chairperson of the environmental special interest group. Nancy speaks internationally on climate change impact and sustainability issues. She is also on the advisory board of NGO Miracle Corners of the World and active in other professional organizations.
Director, Arup, Head of Arup Global Hotels & Leisure
Gregoir currently leads the Global Hotels & Leisure team at Arup, a global firm of engineering and design consultants involved with the design of more than 1000 hotels and resorts worldwide. Some of the recent hotel and resort projects include Marriott Renaissance Hotel London, Marina Bay Sands Integrated Resort in Singapore, Songdo Sheraton Korea, and Six Senses Evason Mountain Resort in China. A mechanical engineering graduate from the American University of Beirut, with Masters Degree in Thermal Power from Imperial College, Gregoir has over 25 years of International experience in the design of hotel and resort. Gregoir is passionate about integrating sustainable and innovative solutions into every level of hotel design, construction and operation.