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Tuesday, 22 May from 10:20-11:50


Building Bridges of Tourism, Friendship and Collaboration


Donald King - Travel King
"A movement for Peace - The Muscat Festival"

Donald King is a native of Kentucky and a graduate of North Marshall High School where we earned academic honors and also all-state honors in basketball his senior year. He attended Mississippi State University on a basketball scholarship and received a B.A. in English Literature in 1969.
His wife Lynne earned her B.S. in Education from Mississippi State in the same year.
After graduation Donald played semi-pro basketball for a few years and then served as a basketball consultant and coach in the Philippines and as a special faculty member at the University of the Philippines .
In 1975 he accepted a coaching position at Samford University in Birmingham , Alabama and then in 1979 he founded King's Travel Service, which he continues to operate to this day.
He and Lynne have two children and two grandchildren.
Donald became a member of the board of directors for IIPT in 2002. He is particularly involved in the World Peace Tour initiative of IIPT.

Sally McKinney , Travel Journalist/Author , Member: SATW, TJG, ITWA
“Taking Vacations Seriously”
While researching what would become other people‘s vacations, visits to 39 different countries have transformed Sally McKinney's values, attitudes, and beliefs. “Taking Vacations Seriously” will highlight the multiple Peace Through Tourism themes experienced during three memorable journeys: a five-day trek with Maoris in New Zealand; a Sepik River cruise in Papua New Guinea; and traveling by rice barge and raft on Thailand‘s rivers.
Sally McKinney grew up in Valparaiso , Indiana ; earned three academic degrees; married and gave birth to four sons, spent nine years as a single parent. She has watched dolphins from a historic wooden schooner; viewed pink-and-ochre cliffs from a historic biplane; listened to birdsong from a bamboo raft. Her travel articles and photographs have appeared in publications across North American and around the Pacific Rim .

Jacqueline Haessly, President, Peacemaking Associates
“Tourism, Peace and Academic Service Learning”


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