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ICTP offers free scholarships for first Green Growth course starting August 25 in Belgium

ICTP offers free scholarships for first Green Growth course starting August 25 in Belgium ( HAWAII, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia - The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) is a sponsor of the world`s first summer school on Green Growth and Travelism with a special focus on Climate Resilience.

This is part of a new series of events designed for our sector - communities, companies and social entrepreneurs - to plan for the coming changes in the travel and tourism marketplace.

We are offering 3 free scholarships for attendance at the school covering the course fee and accommodation. Applications (CV and motivation letter) must be sent to Marie-Julie Chaput at href=""> before June 27 to be reviewed by ICTP`s executive and advisory boards. The selected individuals will be then announced beginning of July.

The event is open to graduate students and managers in the industry and destinations. It has been designed as a highly interactive learning experience with a strong focus on the challenges and opportunities for decision makers.

Keynote speakers include Ignace Schops Director of Belgium`s National Park, Goldman Awardee, Ashoka and Al Gore Leadership Fellow; Geoffrey Lipman Former President WTTC & Assistant Secretary General UNWTO, Creative Disruption Architect; Geert Wets Head of Hasselt University Transportation Research Institute; Terry DeLacy Professor in Sustainable Tourism and Major Events at Victoria University Australia; Shaun Vorster Extraordinary Associate Professor at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa; Imtiaz Muqbil Editor Travel Impact Newswire, Asia Pacific and Valere Tjolle Editor Vision on Sustainable Tourism, UK, among others.

For more information, go to:

To register directly, go to:


The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) is a grassroots travel and tourism coalition of global destinations committed to quality service and green growth. 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, fair coherent taxation, and investments for jobs. 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. For more information go to or contact href="">


The Green Growth & Travelism Institute is a non-profit international University R&D network. It has anchor university partners in Belgium, Australia, China, Peru, Korea, Indonesia, Zambia and the UK, with a dozen more under discussion. Its goal is to create an academic underpinning to the Green Growth & Travelism paradigm – with shared curriculum elements, summer schools, distance learning & entrepreneurship focused programs.

Visit to learn more about GGTI and the launch of the Maurice Strong University Network at the occasion of Maurice Strong`s 85th birthday on April 29th, 2014.


Hasselt University is an independent innovative university which is regionally anchored and has a pronounced international orientation. The university stands for excellence in education, top research in spearhead fields and active engagement in innovation/entrepreneurship. The overall objective is to combine academic excellence with economic & social relevance. The university aims to widen participation, addressing all talents, and inspires its students and staff to develop their full potential in a dynamic environment.

Hasselt University targets students with attractive undergraduate, graduate and PhD programs which are research-led and characterized by a high academic level and the integration of lifelong employability skills. The programs are supported by a range of innovative and effective teaching and learning forms.

MEDIA CONTACTS: International Coalition of Tourism Partners, Juergen Thomas Steinmetz, Chairman, Phone: +1-808-566-9900, ; Geoffrey Lipman, President, ; Marie-Julie Chaput, Membership Liaison,

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