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Travel News Distribution powered by eTurboNews: joins International Coalition of Tourism Partners joins International Coalition of Tourism Partners ( HAWAII, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia – The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) announced today that has joined as a member. is based in San Rafael, California, and was founded by Robert McMillen. In addition to in-depth online travel guides, is highly regarded for their stellar technology that runs a massive library of high-definition videos. In 2012, independent sources verified their videos received more than 307,000,000 views. Said McMillen, “In many cases the supplier videos contained on our site receive hundreds of times more views than they are seeing on their own sites.” is a five-year Magellan Award winner for Best Online Travel Guide. They have been recognized by companies such as Discovery Travel Channel, NBC Sports, Conde Nast Traveler, Forbes Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. was picked by the NBC Today Show to orchestrate the perfect honeymoon destination for their “Throw a Wedding" show.

ICTP Chairman Juergen T. Steinmetz said: “We are pleased to have join our coalition. Their expertise in the area of online travel guides is outstanding, and they will bring a valuable knowledge base to our membership.”


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. ICTP has over 100 destination members (tourism boards) and more than 500 private stakeholders.

Council membership privilege is currently extended to Elsia Grandcourt, Seychelles Tourism Board; Byron Henderson, Travel Registry Management Company, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA; Charles Lindo, St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation; Monika Maitland-Walker, Tourwise Ltd., Jamaica; Otunba Segun Runsewe, Director General, Nigerian Tourism Development Corporation; Aviva Pearson, Simpleview, Tucson, Arizona, USA; Rica Rwigamba, Rwanda Development Board, Kigali, Rwanda; Laura Vercueil, Johannesburg Tourism Company, Johannesburg, South Africa; Pascal Viroleau, Ile de La Reunion Tourisme, La Reunion (French Indian Ocean Territory); Anna Yushkova, Pacific Island Club, Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands. ICTP Advisory Board members: Louis D'Amore, International Institute For Peace Through Tourism; Dr. Elinor Garely, University of New York; Sandy Dhuyvetter, TravelTalkMedia; Maga Ramasamy, Air Mauritius; P. V. Pramod, India; Carol Hay, Caribbean Tourism Organization. Executive Board members: Juergen T. Steinmetz, eTurboNews, Hawaii; Prof. Geoffrey Lipman, Brussels; Hon. Alain St.Ange, Minister of Tourism&Culture, Seychelles; Feisol Hashim, Alam Resorts, Bali, Indonesia.

For more information, go to:

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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