Travel and tourism is one of the world's leading industries, and the development of air service is a critical goal for destinations around the world. ICF's tourism consulting team develops strategies for new air service at the national, regional, and local level. While the approach is holistic and strategic, it results in actionable plans supported by quantitative business cases for the airlines, created with the same methodologies airlines use in planning. Clients include airports, ministries of tourism, hotel associations, and development agencies.
The sustainability of the travel and tourism business is a global concern. ICF's environmental experts have worked as consultants to the travel and tourism industry on a variety of projects involving greenhouse gases (GHG), carbon footprint, climate change, environmental compliance, and a sustainability rating system. Clients in these areas include hotels, theme parks, airports, and tourism authorities.
ICF's tourism consultants work with clients to develop air service, create transportation infrastructure, develop start-up companies, perform the valuation of business ventures, establish aviation and tourism policy, develop cultural institutions, remove obstacles to tourism, facilitate the growth of the cruise industry, and lead in the sustainability aspects of tourism.
Kata Cserep joined ICF in 2005. Ms. Cserep currently leads ICF’s airports practice. She brings experience in airport strategy, traffic forecasting, and network planning. With a background as an economist, she offers valuable expertise in the strategic aspects of airport development, including the interplay between policy, business planning, and economic development.