#TravelNews: Former Obama aide appointed as Vice Chair of International Tourism Partnership

International Tourism Partnership (ITP) – a non-profit organisation which brings together the world’s leading hotel companies to drive action on issues affecting society and the planet  – has appointed Katie Fallon as the Vice Chair of the Board. 

Fallon, who’s EVP and Global Head of Corporate Affairs at Hilton has been a member of the ITP Board since 2017 and will assume the Vice Chair role in this month. Hilton, a leading global hospitality company, is one of the founding members of the International Tourism Partnership. 

Fallon was the Director of Legislative Affairs and Senior Advisor to President Obama, before being appointed Executive Vice President Global Head of Corporate Affairs for Hilton in November 2016.

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Chair of the ITP Board, Wolfgang Neumann, said, “I am delighted that Katie will be stepping into the Vice Chair position. Over the past years, we have seen a lot of momentum, growing ITP and sharpening the value proposition for our members, and Katie has been a very supportive force in this. I look forward to supporting the team in building this further as we demonstrate how our industry is collectively leading the agenda for responsible growth.”

“When it comes to protecting the environment or human rights, there is absolutely no competition in the hospitality industry. Through ITP, the industry convenes to take collective and bold action, recognising the need for collaboration to address the scale of the challenges and scope of the opportunities we face in this Golden Age of Travel. I am excited to be taking up the role of ITP’s Vice Chair at a time when industry leadership is more important than ever before to ensure sustainable growth.”

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