International Organization of Electronic Tourism Industry joins ICTP

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HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles – The International Council of Tourism Partners announced that the International Organization of Electronic Tourism Industry (IOETI) in

HALEIWA, Hawaii, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles – The International Council of Tourism Partners announced that the International Organization of Electronic Tourism Industry (IOETI) in Italy has joined the alliance as a partner association member.

IOETI is a non-profit organization established in Italy, which aims to serve all elements and parties involved in the E-tourism industry in the Middle East and developing countries. It is hoped that IOETI will open new channels of information and communication to all members. This will ensure that all members reach the highest level of professionalism. Its aim is to open the developing world’s tourism trade to the world of online travel distribution and marketing.

“In today’s world, a company without a web site is practically unheard of. Yet for all the work we do on computers and laptops, iPads and iPhones, we have moved along so rapidly in this computer age, that there are few of us that completely understands what needs to be done for a company web site, especially one that meets today’s demands. We are pleased that IOETI is joining our membership,” said ICTP Chairman Juergen T. Steinmetz.

Many businesses understand that they need to invest in a web site or update their web site, but often they are not sure where to start and/or what they need to be successful on the web.
IOETI can come in and help to determine what type of web site or web solution a company needs, and also help in choosing the right company for the job. In other words, IOETI can guide one through the entire web site establishment process to ensure that a company is getting exactly what it needs from the company it hires for the job, with a very accurate evaluation.

IOETI also will be a company’s advisory while it builds its E-marketing strategies until reaching the stage of implementation. IOETI offers strategic consultation services for commercial and non-profit organizations and also for local touristic attractions, travel and tourism companies, regional tourism organizations, hotels, international airlines, restaurants, bazaars, transportation, car rental companies, tour guides.

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The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) is a 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 has members in Anguilla; Aruba; Bangladesh; Belgium, Belize; Brazil; Canada; Caribbean; China; Croatia; The Gambia; Germany; Ghana; Greece; Grenada; India; Indonesia; Iran; Korea (South); La Reunion (French Indian Ocean); Malaysia; Malawi; Mauritius; Mexico; Morocco; Nicaragua; Nigeria; Northern Mariana Islands (USA Pacific Island Territory); Sultanate of Oman; Pakistan; Palestine; Rwanda; Seychelles; Sierra Leone; South Africa; Sri Lanka; Sudan; Tajikistan; Tanzania; Trinidad & Tobago; Yemen; Zambia; Zimbabwe; and from the US: Arizona, California, Florida, 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; Boutique & Lifestyle Lodging Association; Caribbean Tourism Organization; Countrystyle Community Tourism Network/Villages as Businesses; Cultural and Environment Conservation Society; DC-Cam (Cambodia); Euro Congres; Hawaii Tourism Association; International Delphic Council (IDC); International Foundation for Aviation and Development, Montreal, Canada; International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT); International Organization of Electronic Tourism Industry (IOETI), Italy; Positive Impact Events, Manchester, UK; RETOSA: Angola – Botswana – DR Congo – Lesotho – Madagascar – Malawi – Mauritius – Mozambique – Namibia – South Africa – Swaziland – Tanzania – Zambia- Zimbabwe; Routes, SKAL International; Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality (SATH); Sustainable Travel International (STI); The Region Initiative, Pakistan; The Travel Partnership Corporation; vzw Reis-en Opleidingscentrum, Gent, Belgium; WATA World Association of Travel Agencies, Switzerland; as well as university and educational institute partners.

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