Neumann takes over as ITP chairman
Wolfgang M. Neumann, president and CEO of Rezidor, is the new chairman of the International Tourism Partnership, succeeding Ian Carter, Hilton Worldwide?s president, development, architecture and construction who steps down after four years.
ITP has 17 corporate members, representing 25,000 hotels in over 100 countries.
Key achievements in recent years include:
* Development of the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI), the leading industry methodology and tool to enable hotels to measure and report on carbon emissions in a consistent way. HCMI is now used by over 21,000 hotels, small guesthouses to 5 star resorts.
* The growth of ITP?s Youth Career Initiative, which has seen over 1,000 students successfully graduate in 14 countries since 2011. YCI has enabled the reintegration of trafficking survivors in Mexico, Vietnam, India and Ethiopia.
* The re-launch and growth of online magazine Green Hotelier as the definitive resource for all hoteliers looking to become more responsible and sustainable.