International Tourism Partnership

With a powerful membership and tight focus on the long-term sustainability of the hotel industry – and a collective reach of over 23,500 properties, over 3.4m rooms and over 1.5m employees in over 100 countries worldwide – the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) has a unique leadership role within the hospitality sector.

ITP gets people around a table to discuss sustainability openly, whilst also coming up with practical solutions. This is unique; here you see genuine exchange and a platform for sharing information.

- Inge Huijbrechts,
Director of Responsible Business at The Rezidor Hotel Group

ITP utilises this leadership to ensure that best practice is shared, which constantly raises the bar of sustainable practice within the hospitality industry.

Visit the International Tourism Partnership site to find out more.

ITP provides its members with a non-competitive platform to share knowledge and resources, develop policy and actively implement programmes and initiatives that have a positive impact on economic, social and environmental issues.

This platform also facilitates broader discussions, providing a framework for corporate business leaders to engage and communicate with organisations such as UN World Tourism Organisation, World Tourism and Travel Council and Global Reporting Initiative. Read more about membership here.

Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative

The HCMI undertaken jointly by ITP and the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) brings together over 20 hotel companies to agree a common methodology for measuring carbon emissions. More than 16,000 hotels around the world have since adopted the methodology. Read more

Youth Career Initiative (YCI)

This six-month education programme provides disadvantaged young people with life and work skills. It empowers young participants to make informed career choices and realise the opportunities available to them, enabling them to improve their employability and their long-term social and economic propects. Visit the YCI website for further information.


Green Hotelier online magazine

Green Hotelier is our key communication tool with the wider hotel industry offering the latest industry news and events. Commentary, advice and practical solutions are presented thematically or by destination. The resources section contains know how articles, tools and publication suggestions, and best practice is demonstrated through interviews with industry leaders and sustainable hotel case studies.

Collaborative working groups

ITP brings the world’s largest hotel chains together to address responsibility and sustainability issues in the sector. Working groups are a fundamental part of this process, providing a single effective collaborative platform to research, debate and create practical solutions to the key priorities identified by members. Read more.

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