Fran Hughes

Director, International Tourism Partnership, 

Fran Hughes is Director of the International Tourism Partnership (ITP) which brings together the world’s leading international hotel companies to provide a voice for environmental and social responsibility in the industry.

ITP works to demonstrate in a very practical way that environmental and social responsibility makes good business sense by highlighting best practice, offering a range of practical products and programmes and tackling emerging sustainability issues through its collaborative working groups.

Fran was Head of Programmes for ITP from early 2012, and was appointed Director in October 2015.Fran has over 20 years experience in the tourism industry, having started her career leading adventure tours before moving into roles in sales and marketing, tour operation, and sustainable tourism, and working for 3 years for The Travel Foundation. Fran holds a Master’s in Environmental Strategy and is an Associate of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment.

Fran is available to comment on carbon measurement, human trafficking, water, youth employment, labour standards and supply chain issues.