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International Coalition of Tourism Partners applauds Peru Smart Visa initiative

International Coalition of Tourism Partners applauds Peru Smart Visa initiative ( LIMA, Peru; HAWAII, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia - The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) today expressed its strong support for the ministerial initiative of Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia to create a common smart visa regime.

Speaking during the World Economic Forum Latin America Tourism Summit, ICTP President Prof Geoffrey Lipman said: “This is a much-needed practical action to implement the industry call for smarter ways to move travelers across international borders without compromising security.

“I have watched Minister Silva of Peru conceive and implement this initiative over the past 6 months and can only express admiration for his commitment to action rather than talk. ICTP will support this program as it expands across the region and hopefully elsewhere on the continent."


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.

Current ICTP members are:

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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