The International Travel & Hosting Fellowship is one of the largest fellowships in Rotary.
ITHF President 2017-19
Sheila Hart & Husband, Bill
|The mission of ITHF is to stimulate and facilitate connections and cultural sharing throughout the Rotary world by contact, hosting, visiting and travel.|
A Message from the ITHF President Sheila Hart
Welcome to the International Travel and Hosting Fellowship for Rotary year 2018-19. This is the 30th year of operation for ITHF.
As an ITF member, you have access to the Directory of Members that lists over 1069 ITHF members worldwide. This Directory will be updated quarterly. Once you have found members that you would like to communicate with, you can go to the Member Profile to find out more information about the member and where they live. It is important that all ITHF members spend some time updating their profile. This is just the start of planning for amazing ITHF adventures; organize home stay visits; organize short visit such as a shared meal, a tour of a city, or a shared adventure whether it be exploring a culture, cycling, ball room dancing or geo-caching. Hosts local, District-wide and around the world are waiting for you to contact them to make arrangements. Make the first move to create a wonderful adventure.
2020 Pre-Convention Tour - A Four-Island Cruise in Hawai'i!
Join your fellow ITHF members for a 7-day cruise, visiting four islands, in Hawai’I before the 2020 Rotary Convention in Honolulu. The cruise will leave from Oahu, then visit Maui and have stops in Hilo and Kona on the Big Island before cruising on to Kaua'i and returning to Oahu.
We will be on a beautiful ship, Norwegian Cruise Lines’ Pride of America, and although there will be others on board, our group will have special pricing and separate seating for dinner so we can get together and mingle! Your tour committee has also arranged for a per-Cabin Internet package and $75 On Board Credit per Cabin.
You can book shore excursions from a wide range of choices offered by Norwegian or local vendors – including kayaking, snorkeling, sunrise at Haleakala Crater, or a helicopter ride over Kilauea!
A Rotary Club-hosted shore excursion is in the planning, but not yet finalized.
Details on the cruise and an application form are at ITHF 2020 Cruise. More information on the ship can be found here. And to really get you in the spirit – check out Norwegian’s beautiful “Hawai’i: It’s Our Thing” video on their website!
An Introduction to Groups
In addition to Profiles for each member, the ITHF website provides homepages for Groups of members. These are similar to profiles, with photo galleries and a ‘wall’ to leave messages on. They include a page of links to all members of the group to encourage contacts.
The ITHF use these for members in a geographical area allocated to a Vice President. VP’s can use the Group to contact members allocated to them. Although new members are allocated to their local VP’s group, other members thinking of visiting the region can join that group and leave a note of their travel plans.
Groups can be used for other purposes and President Sheila has recently started the ‘ITHF Cruisers’ group for members interested in meeting up on cruises. Any member interested in joining that group should email Sheila.
If you haven’t come across them before, login and go to your profile. From the drop down menu on the right hand side select ‘Groups’.
More information can be found in the document ‘Introduction to Groups’ available from the 'Download Documents' option on the ITHF Members menu in the 'Information for Members' section.