On 29 April Charles Gould, director general of the International Cooperative Alliance, met with Charles Etienne Bélanger, director of the International Social Tourism Organisation (ISTO) to discuss the cooperation between the two organisations. A number of worker and social cooperatives from across the world are engaged in activities linked to tourism. Some of these are members of ISTO.
ISTO includes nine co-operative and mutual organisations and federations from Italy, France, Switzerland, Belgium, Malta and Malaysia. The International Co-operative Alliance is also a member of ISTO and has a representative within the organisation