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St. Eustatius Tourism joins International Coalition of Tourism Partners council

St. Eustatius Tourism joins International Coalition of Tourism Partners council ( ORANJESTAD, St. Eustatius; HAWAII, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia – The St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation (STDF) has recently joined the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP). ICTP is a grassroots travel and tourism coalition of global destinations, committed to quality service and green growth.

The STDF has teamed up with ICTP experts and partners to help educate people on the island about sustainable development and to enhance Statia’s green growth and travelism initiatives.

“Green Growth is a strategy for achieving sustainable development, and the STDF has been kick-starting growth for many years, in terms of sustainability and quality. The first sustainable conference brought a lot of awareness within the local community,” said Maya Leon-Pandt. “We have been educating our local community about the importance of sustaining a more nature and environment friendly island.”

ICTP President Professor Geoffrey Lipman said: “Statia is a small island with a big green growth vision. This is why at ICTP we are convinced that it could become the living proof of successful green transformation. We will not only support its Sustainable Conference in September and help bring distributed renewable energy solutions to the island, but we will also strive to show how such a microcosm of 4,000 inhabitants can become a leader in green growth - attracting more visitors sustainably.”

This year’s conference is geared towards water preservation, and ICTP will have a strong presence at the event. The coalition looks forward to a long-term fruitful collaboration with Statia.


The St. Eustatius Tourism Development Foundation is the agency responsible for promoting and developing tourism on St. Eustatius. The mission is to get the island government to lend greater priority to tourism by providing adequate funding to effectively and efficiently promote tourism in key markets, ensuring a quality tourism product by introducing and controlling minimum standard requirements, preparing future generations to take on greater responsibilities within this sector by means of teaching tourism as a subject at all levels of the education system.
The STDF office is located at Fort Oranje, Oranjestad, St. Eustatius, Dutch Caribbean. Tel +599 318 2433, Fax +599 318 2433, Email: href="">

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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 Council member include: Seychelles, Reunion, Johannesburg, Rwanda, .travel, Simpleview, and Pacific Island Club Northern Mariana Islands.

More information on ICTP:

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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