The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) today issued this statement on recent criminal attacks on the international travel and tourism industry.
Juergen T. Steinmetz, chairman of the organization said:
“Yesterday we were all Jordanians, … December 20, 2016
On behalf of the Government and people of Seychelles, in a message of condolence addressed to Mr. Charles Michel, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Belgium, President James Michel remarked that it was with a sense of shock and deep sadness that he learnt … March 22, 2016
“Terrorism is a global problem, and now Indonesia has become the target of this violence,” said the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) President and CEO David Scowsill, in a statement made regarding the terror attack that took place in Jakarta.
He … January 14, 2016
NASSAU, The Bahamas - Nassau/Paradise Island and Grand Bahama Island are bustling with tourists. The beaches are filled with vacationers enjoying tranquil turquoise waters, powdery white sand and all of the fun and relaxation for which the islands are … October 9, 2015
NASSAU, The Bahamas - The entire tourism sector of The Islands Of The Bahamas has come together in an unprecedented public and private sector disaster relief effort, to speed the delivery of vital goods and supplies to the island populations most severely … October 7, 2015
OFFICIAL BAHAMAS TOURISM COMMUNIQUE: HURRICANE JOAQUIN AND THE ISLANDS OF THE BAHAMAS - Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 1pm EST
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Tourism industry partners are teaming up with government officials in an effort to bring much-needed … October 6, 2015
OFFICIAL BAHAMAS TOURISM COMMUNIQUE: Sunday, October 4, 2015 at 4 PM EST
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS – Weather conditions in The Bahamas continue to improve as Joaquin gains forward speed and moves northeast. The weather today is partly sunny, warm and breezy … October 4, 2015
Hurricane Joaquin Continues to Move Rapidly From the AreaOFFICIAL BAHAMAS TOURISM COMMUNIQUÉHURRICANE JOAQUIN AND THE ISLANDS OF THE BAHAMASSaturday, October 3, 2015 at 1PM ESTNASSAU, THE BAHAMAS – An ALL CLEAR signal has been issued for the entire … October 3, 2015
NASSAU, The Bahamas – Hurricane Joaquin weakens slightly as it continues to drift toward the northwest. A Hurricane Warning remains in effect for the Central and the Northwestern Bahamas including: the Abacos, the Berry Islands, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama, … October 3, 2015
NASSAU, THE BAHAMAS – As Hurricane Joaquin drifts toward the northwest, a Hurricane Warning remains in effect for the Central Bahamas and the Northwestern Bahamas including: the Abacos, the Berry Islands, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama, New Providence, and … October 2, 2015
NASSAU, The Bahamas – As Hurricane Joaquin drifts toward the northwest, a Hurricane Warning remains in effect for the Central Bahamas and the Northwestern Bahamas including: the Abacos, the Berry Islands, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama, New Providence, and … October 2, 2015
Heavily armed Al-Shabab militants indiscriminately massacred at least 150 Kenyan students in an attack on the University of Garissa in the northeast of Kenya. In the wake of this atrocity, Seychelles President James Michel on behalf of the people and … April 3, 2015
Skål International, the largest global multi-discipline travel and tourism organization with 17,000 members, has set up a special relief fund to support the people of Vanuatu after the devastating damage caused by tropical cyclone Pam over the past weekend.
… March 17, 2015
President James Michel of the Seychelles has extended his sincere condolences to the people and government of the United States of America following the devastating tornado that hit Oklahoma on Monday, May 20, 2013.
In a letter sent to President Barack … May 22, 2013
Seychelles President James Michel has extended his most sincere condolences to the people and government of the United States of America following the tragic explosions that took place in Boston yesterday.
In a letter addressed to President Barack … April 16, 2013
Seychelles President James Michel has expressed his “great distress and dismay” following the flash floods that have struck Port Louis, where there has been loss of life and widespread damage was caused.
In his message to Mauritian Prime Minister, … April 1, 2013
Seychelles President James Michel has extended his heartfelt condolences to US President Barack Obama and the American people following the tragic deaths of so many school children and their teachers in what he described as “a senseless attack against … December 20, 2012
Cristiano De Musso from Costa Cruises has made a statement just ahead of the last evening at sea of their Costa cruise ship, the Costa Allegra, before entering Port Victoria in the Seychelles.
The Costa Allegra is being towed to Port Victoria following … February 29, 2012
LOS ANGELES, California – After several weeks of flooding throughout parts of the central region of Thailand, many areas are now clear of floodwaters. Thanks to the arduous efforts by Thai Airways, the Thai government, Thai locals and volunteers, the … November 17, 2011
The earthquake that shook Bali at 10:16 am Central Indonesia time on Thursday, October 13, has fortunately no reported casualties, although a number of school children and their teachers in a school in Denpasar were treated for minor injuries, and a workman … October 13, 2011
Following the devastating plane crash carrying Russian hockey players in central Russia yesterday, Seychelles President Michel has sent a letter of condolence on behalf of the government and people of Seychelles.
President Michel expressed deep sorrow … September 8, 2011
Following the ongoing drought and humanitarian crisis being faced in the Horn of Africa region, the Seychelles government has joined forces with civil society to show solidarity and raise money for the relief effort in the Horn of Africa. The Ministry … August 21, 2011
Following the terrible events in Norway, the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, made the following statement:
“UNWTO was profoundly shocked by last Friday’s appalling attacks in Norway, which claimed many innocent … July 25, 2011
Following the terrorist bomb attacks in Mumbai yesterday, Seychelles President James Michel has sent a letter of condolences to the President Prathiba Patil of the Republic of India.
President Michel has expressed, on behalf of the people and government … July 15, 2011
Following the bomb attacks in Mumbai, India, the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, made the following statement:
“UNWTO was shocked to learn of the brutal bomb attacks in Mumbai that claimed innocent lives and … July 15, 2011
The ash cloud from the Chilean Volcano Puyehue-Cordón Caulle that has been erupting since June 4 has reached Cape Town airspace, affecting flights in and out of Cape Town International Airport. The ash cloud has circled the globe and has, in the last … June 19, 2011
The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Regional Commission for Asia and the Pacific has expressed its full support and solidarity with the people of Japan in the aftermath of the recent earthquake and tsunami. Holding their annual meeting in Colombo, … March 28, 2011
Thomas Jenkins, Executive Director of the European Tour Operators Association (ETOA), has written to Mr. Akira Kanai, Chairman of JATA (Japanese Association of Travel Agents).
The text in English is as follows:
Along with the rest of the world, … March 18, 2011
BANGKOK, Thailand - Following the March 11, 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) has sent messages of concern and support to PATA members in Japan. PATA has been in contact with its members in Japan and across … March 13, 2011
The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel ,has sent a message of condolence to His Imperial Majesty Akihito, the Emperor of Japan. President Michel's message says:
"On my personal behalf and on that of the government and the people of the Republic … March 13, 2011