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ICTP President unveils “Last 100 Metres” strategy for Green Growth and Travelism

ICTP President unveils “Last 100 Metres” strategy for Green Growth and Travelism ( NEW YORK, USA&BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Attending Africa investor’s Heads of State and Government Investment Working Lunch at the New York Stock Exchange, Professor Geoffrey Lipman, President of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) and Travel&Tourism Impact Investment platform, GATEtrip, outlined a new strategy on how to deliver the employment and education opportunities of Green Growth and Travelism (Travel&Tourism) to newly Internet-connected communities.

The “Last 100 Metres” strategy leverages the investment possibilities made available by trading platform GATE Global Impact (GGI) to fund Internet access for remote communities (ImpactWIFI) and, in turn, bring Travel&Tourism jobs and development to those same communities through sector-specific funding on the GGI vertical, GATEtrip.

“In the remote and spectacular corners of Africa, in small islands, in rural networks across the planet, where villages will increasingly be connected to the global Web through ImpactWIFI, the potential for new Travel&Tourism products and circuits is enormous. And with this productive connectivity, there will be huge potential for investment and jobs in infrastructure, service education and capacity building that Travel&Tourism demand generates. This will provide an opportunity to breathe new life into fading rural communities and help slow the growth of ultra-urbanization, as well as create linkages with the new UN Sustainable Development Goals that will underpin the Green Growth transformation,” finds the strategy.

On learning of the “Last 100 Metres,” Ms. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson of the African Union Commission, announced the Union’s support – as well as that of other African Regional Groupings – for this kind of innovative initiative that will trial in rural Kenya ahead of an Africa-wide roll-out.

Read “The Last 100 Metres – Delivering Travel&Tourism to Connected Communities”

See also: ICTP partners with GATE Global Impact (GGI) event at UN Leaders Summit [ ]

About ICTP
The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) is a grassroots Travel&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.

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About GATE Global Impact

GATE Global Impact INC is an impact investing-focused electronic regulatory compliant marketplace that provides market infrastructure and related services for the emerging Impact Investment industry – public and private investments with a sustainable social and/or environmental component that also may generate a healthy rate of financial return. All securities are offered through GATE US LLC, a New York-based broker dealer and a member of FINRA and SIPC. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

More information on GATE Global Impact:
Twitter: @gateimpact

About GATEtrip

GATEtrip – Tourism Responsible Investment Platform - aims to be the world’s premier Travel&Tourism Impact Investment platform and the first to incorporate equity-based Impact Crowdfunding, or Crowdpacting: a nascent funding mechanism that harnesses the power of the Web to connect cause to capital. GATEtrip will run on GATE Global Impact’s GATEWAY Platform: a robust, regulatory-compliant, electronic platform (marketplace) for restricted, illiquid and alternative assets.

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PHOTO: ICTP President Geoffrey Lipman

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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