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Pattaya Declared a ‘City of Peace’
as Legacy of 3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism: One Earth One Family

Participants in the IIPT Peace Park dedication
Photo © Pattaya News

Khun Nirum Wattanasartsaton, Mayor of Pattaya City declared Pattaya a ‘City of Peace’ during a special ceremony at the 3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort and Conference Center October 2-5, 2005. Joining with the Mayor was IIPT Founder and President Louis D’Amore, and Niels Colov of Rotary International. As part of the Ceremony – An IIPT International Peace Park was dedicated with delegates from each continent taking part together with members of Pattaya Rotary and dignitaries from Pattaya City.

The 3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism took place from October 2-5, 2005.

Organized by

Supported by

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB)
and with the support of the
World Tourism Organization (WTO)


Sponsored by


Royal Jordanian Airlines

The Republic of Uganda

The Republic of Zambia


Official Hotel & Venue

Official Airline

Thai Airways International

One Earth One Family: Travel and Tourism - Serving a Higher Purpose

To develop a 21st Century Agenda for Peace through Tourism that addresses the key global issues of our time.

Summit Goals
1. Provide a forum for leading government, industry, donor agency, and NGO decision makers, as well as leading educators, researchers, professionals and practitioners, to debate and reach consensus on the contribution of the world’s largest industry to the global issues of our time, including:

  • A coordinated and sustained travel industry response to redevelopment and revitalization of  tsunami affected countries
  • Poverty reduction
  • Healing the wounds of conflict
  • Preventing conflict through promoting cultural and international understanding, tolerance, and cooperation
  • Ecological Enhancement and Preservation of Biodiversity

2. Facilitate strategic government, private sector, donor agency, and NGO alliances to achieve the these goals.

3. Demonstrate current progress towards these goals with ‘Success Stories’ and ‘Models of ‘Best Practice.’  

4. Through marketing and promotion of the Summit, support the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) in disseminating the message that: Tourists and travelers to tsunami affected countries are welcome and needed; that tourist enjoyment of a destination sends an authentic message of caring, solidarity and support for recovery; and that all tourists are assured of a warm welcome.

5. A further goal of the Summit is to forge an 'Asia - Africa Bridge of Tourism, Friendship and Collaboration.'

U.N. Millennium Development Goals
The 3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism is in support of the U.N. Decade of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World, and the U.N. Millennium Goals.

The 3rd Global Summit will bring together senior executives from all sectors of the travel and tourism industry, public and private; U.N. agencies, donor agencies, and NGOs; leading educators, policy analysts, researchers, practitioners, entrepreneurs, future leaders of the industry; and senior representatives from related sectors including: Culture, Sport, Environment, and Sustainable  Economic Development.

Keynote Speakers
Speakers included world leaders, travel industry statesmen, and leaders in related sectors such as environment, culture, sport, and sustainable economic development.

  • Dr. Kim Hak Su, Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific (UNESCAP)
  • Hon. K. Pande, President, Africa Travel Association (ATA), and Minister of Tourism, Environment, and Natural Resources, Republic of Zambia
  • Mr. Alwin Zecha, Executive Chairman, Pacific Leisure Group and Executive Committee, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Board
  • Kathryn W. Sudeikis, CTC, President and CEO, American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)
  • Dr. Sasithara Pichaichannarong, Director-General, Office of Tourism Development, Kingdom of Thailand
  • Dr. Monthip Sriratana Tabucanon, Regional Councilor for South and East Asia, IUCN The World Conservation Union
  • Spencer King, President and CEO, International Executive Service Corps
  • H.E. Akel Biltaji, Special Advisor to H.M. King Abdullah II, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • H.E. Eng. Ziad Al-Bandak, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities. Palestine National Authority
  • H.E. Mr. Veng Sereyvuth, Senior Minister, Royal Government of Cambodia
  • Hon. Eduardo Jonat„o S. Chingunji, Ministre de l'hŰtellerie et du tourisme, Angola
  • Rejoice Thizwilondi Mabudafhasi, Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, South Africa
  • Peter de Jong, President and CEO, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
  • Dr. Tom Selšnniemi, Chairman, Tour Operators' Initiative for Sustainable Tourism
Concurrent Sessions
In addition to Plenary Sessions with Keynote Speakers, Concurrent Sessions included case studies of Success Stories and Models of Best Practice in a range of topics including: 
  • Tourism Contribution to Poverty Reduction
  • Community Capacity Building and Empowerment
  • Micro Enterprise and SME Development
  • Enhancing Our Environment and Preserving Biodiversity
  • Engaging Global Youth for Change through Travel
  • Role of the Media in a 21st Century Agenda
  • Healing the Wounds of Conflict through Tourism, Culture and Sport
  • Educating for a Culture of Peace through Tourism in the 21st Century
  • Volunteer and Philanthropic Tourism
  • Indigenous Tourism
  • Making Travel Accessible for All
  • Thai Community Development through Authentic Home Stay: The Wang Nam Keow Model
  • Linkages of Tourism, Culture, Heritage and the Arts in ‘Building a Culture of Peace
  • Workshop: Poverty Reduction Indicators
  • Workshop: Destination Crisis Management and Disaster Preparedness
  • Workshop: A Sustained Travel Industry Response to the Asian Tsunami

Final Program

Official Program PDF  provides the final program version given to Conference delegates.

Special Forums were held including an Educators Forum, Student/Youth Leadership Forum, Young Professionals Forum, and Forums on Community Tourism, Spirituality in Tourism, and Cultural Tourism.  Outcomes from the following Forums are available:

                        Educators Forum:  Paper Proceedings   

                   Community Tourism Forum: Summary

                   Indigenous Tourism Forum:  Recommendations

Scholarship Winning Essay
Click here to view essay

Report on Summit
Please click here to read a Conference Report written by Ian Kelly, Coordinator of the IIPT Educators Network and Professor at the University of South Australia.

The 3rd Global Summit builds on the foundations of two previous Summits in Amman, 2000 and Geneva 2003; three African Conferences on Peace through Tourism: Mpumalanga Province, South Africa 2001; Dar es Salaam, 2003;  and Lusaka, 2005; three earlier Global Conferences: Vancouver, 1988; Montreal, 1994; Glasgow, 1999; and other conferences and symposia in Italy, Turkey, Greece, Australia, the Caribbean, Pakistan, Israel, United States and United Kingdom.

Official Hotel and Venue
Royal Cliff Beach Resort
353 Phra Tamnuk Road
Pattaya, Cholburi 20150
Tel: (66 38) 250 421 • Fax: (66 38) 250 844

Post Summit Tours

Official Airline
Thai Airways International
Thai Airways will provide best market fares to all delegates participating in the Summit. 
Please contact your nearest Thai Airways Office for information and mention conference code: TG0510015. For further information about Thai Worldwide Offices, please visit

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