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International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) supports appointment of Egypt`s new Tourism Minister

International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) supports appointment of Egypt`s new Tourism Minister ( HAWAII, USA; BRUSSELS, Belgium; VICTORIA, Seychelles; BALI, Indonesia - The International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) warmly re-iterates its support for Hisham Zaazou`s re-appointment as Tourism Minister in the new Egyptian government announced today.

ICTP President Professor Geoffrey Lipman said: “It`s not only a question of re-affirming the commitment of the government to support this pivotal sector, but a recognition that the Smart Growth Strategy, with increased connectivity and a strong green growth vision, unveiled by the Minister last month in Luxor, is the right direction to re-invigorate the market. ICTP was privileged to be present when this strategy was unveiled - we strongly endorsed it then. And we repeat that position today."


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. For more information on ICTP 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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