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International Council of Tourism Partners announces Turtle Bay Resort as new member

International Council of Tourism Partners announces Turtle Bay Resort as new member ( NORTH SHORE, Oahu, Hawaii – The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced today that the famous North Shore resort, Turtle Bay Resort, has joined the global efforts of this destination alliance as its most recent Associate member. ICTP engages regions 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. Associate members enjoy global visibility alongside their destination tourism leaders.

Through networking, ICTP works to establish and increase global awareness and to network together with established destination members and its global network. Members of destinations currently include Anguilla; Grenada; Flores&Manggarai Baratkab County, Indonesia; La Reunion (French Indian Ocean); Malawi, Northern Mariana Islands, US Pacific Island Territory; Palestine; Rwanda; Seychelles; Sri Lanka; Johannesburg, South Africa; Oman; Zimbabwe; and from the US: California; Georgia; North Shore, Hawaii; Bangor, Maine; San Juan County&Moab, Utah;&Richmond, Virginia.

Chairman of ICTP, Juergen Thomas Steinmetz, said: “It is my pleasure to welcome the only resort hotel within our North Shore, Oahu, member region. The beautiful 5-star Turtle Bay Resort, is now the first Associate member under our destination member, the North Shore of Oahu. Our organization can be more successful if the private industry gets behind us, too. ICTP’s home base is the North Shore of Oahu. We're especially pleased about our beautiful tourism region taking a global lead and expanding to the private industry to join our effort. We invite the private industry, large and small businesses, to become part of our initiative and global network. We hope other private stakeholders within our global and growing member regions will take this step to support their local tourism board to reach out to the world.”

Danna Holck, General Manager of Turtle Bay Resort, said: “There's one North Shore on Oahu, Hawaii. And there's one resort on it. Ideal for watermen, wave watchers, or waders, Turtle Bay Resort is at the epicenter of set after set of activities, events, and adventures. Complete with the finest accommodations and amenities suited for the entire family, Turtle Bay Resort is where the ‘7-Mile Miracle’ begins, and the lineup is endless. To stay up-to-date on the Turtle Bay surfing experience, check out or visit . The 840-acre Turtle Bay Resort is operated by Benchmark Hospitality International and is a Preferred Hotels R&Resorts Worldwide property - a collection of the world's finest independent luxury hotels.

“Located on Oahu's Fabled North Shore, Turtle Bay Resort is pleased to join ICTP as an alliance member and as a member of the North Shore Chamber of Commerce. We strive to be a sustainable, green resort, providing a high level of service to our guests, and we support this coalition of global destinations committed to quality service and green growth.”

For more information about Turtle Bay Resort, visit: .


The International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP) is a new 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 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 membership is available to qualified destinations free of charge. Academy membership features a prestigious and selected group of destinations.

For more information, go to: .

MEDIA CONTACT: International Council of Tourism Partners, Juergen Thomas Steinmetz, Phone: +1-808-566-9900, Email:

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