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Third Global Conference
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
Glasgow, Scotland

October 17 - October 21, 1999


Sunday, October 17

09:00 - 11:00 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FORUM

SPONSORED BY JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY - U.S.

Facilitators Dr. Robert Blanchard, Director, Johnson & Wales University Dr. Gary Praetzel, Dean, Tourism & Hospitality, Niagara University

An orientation to the IIPT Third Global Conference including a discussion within a strategic framework on the opportunities, issues and constraints to "Building Bridges of Peace, Culture and Prosperity through Sustainable Tourism" led by Prof. Ian Kelly, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia. The Student Forum will be held in Alsh 1 at the SECC.

13:30 - 14:30 INTER-FAITH SERVICE
Inter-Faith Committee of the Glasgow Community Coordinators: Revd. Prof. John Riches, Theology Department, University of Glasgow Fr. Brian Reilly, Religious Education Centre, Archdiocese of Glasgow

15:00 - 16:00 PEACE GARDEN DEDICATION

Rotary Clubs of Glasgow in cooperation with the City Parks Department and the Govan Community Coordinators: Mr. Ronald Tasker, Rotary District International Coordinator Mr. John McLaughlin, Chairman, Govan Initiative

16:30 - 17:00 MEETING OF CONFERENCE MODERATORS
The moderators meeting will be held in Alsh 1 at the SECC.

19:00 - 20:30 CIVIC WELCOME RECEPTION
Sponsored by the City of Glasgow


MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1999

08:30 - 10:00 OPENING CEREMONIES

Master of Ceremony Dr. Noel Brown President, Friends of the United Nations and Chairman, IIPT International Advisory Board

Welcome Lord Gordon of Strathblane Chairman, Scottish Tourist Board

Alex Mosson The Rt. Hon. Lord Provost of Glasgow

Louis D'Amore Conference Chairman
President, International Institute for Peace through Tourism

Videotape message from
Mr. Federico Mayor, Director General, UNESCO

09:15 - 10:00 Keynote Speaker To Be Announced

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00 PLENARY SESSION I: GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES

Francesco Frangialli Secretary General World Tourism Organization

Confirmed Nobel Peace Prize Winner To be announced

Jacqueline Aloisi de Larderel Director, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics United Nations Environment Programme

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:00 CONCURRRENT SESSIONS 1

INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING AND COLLABORATION -1


Achieving Sustainable Tourism through International Collaboration
Moderator: Dr. Mindy Reiser, Global Peace Services, US

Mundo Maya: Where Time, Nature and Man Are One
Ms. Maria Vega, Past President, Belize Tourism Industry Association, Belize

A Collaborative Development of Cruising as a New Tourism Segment - the Baltic Sea Experience
Gary Russell, Baltic Sea Tourism Commission, Denmark

East - West Collaboration in Developing Sustainable AgroEcological Demonstrations on Two South China Tropical Islands Using Science Based Ecotourists
Dr. Walter Parham, Honorary Research Fellow, Kadoorie Agricultural Reseach Center, University of Hong Kong, China

INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING & COLLABORATION - 7

Tourism's Ambassadors for Peace
Moderator: Dr. Ishwar Modi, Department of Sociology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India

Travelling in Service to Humanity: Airline Ambassadors - Caring and Sharing for Each Other and the Earth
Nancy Rivard, Founder and President, Airline Ambassadors,

US Les Clefs d'Or Concierges: Ambassadors of Peace
Colin Short, Chief Concierge, Lanesborough Hotel, London, UK

The Children's Peace Exchange
Lynne Knudsen, Executive Director, Peace Pavilion Project, US

EDUCATION - 1

Education and Research for Sustainable Tourism in the 21st Century
Moderator: Dr. Tom Baum, The Scottish Hotel School, University of Strathclyde, Scotland


Internationalizing the Curriculum: The Experience of Niagara University
Dr. Gary Praetzel, Dean, Tourism and Hospitality, Niagara University
Dr. Robert Blanchard, Director, Hospitality Program, Johnson & Wales University, US

The Co-operative Research Centre for Sustainable Tourism: An Experiment in Partnership
Dr. David Weaver, Senior Lecturer, Griffith University, Australia The Important

Role of Distance Education in Building Foundations of Peace through Tourism
Betsy Pudliner, Center for Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism Outreach & Research, Penn State University,

US HERITAGE - 1

Preserving Heritage through Sustainable Tourism Moderator: Tony Gates, Trust Manager, The Mournes Heritage Trust, Northern Ireland

Stirling Castle Project: The Great Hall Preservation
Peter Buchanan, Principal Architect, Historic Scotland, Scotland

Regeneration of an Industrial Landscape through Tourism: The Blackstone River Valley of New England
Robert Billington, President and Natalie Carter, Director of Operations, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, US

New Lanark Conservation Trust: The Restoration and Re-vitalization of a Decaying Industrial Village
Jim Arnold, Director and Village Manager, New Lanark Conservation Trust, Scotland

RURAL & COMMUNITY BASED TOURISM - 1

Strategic Approaches to Rural and Community Based Tourism
Moderator: Kaye Thorn, Massey University at Albany, New Zealand


Development of Sustainable Tourism in Traditional Communities: An Alternative Livelihood Opportunity - the Philippines Experience
Margot Sallows, Manager, Environmental Service, Green Globe, U.K.

Countrystyle Community Tourism: Protecting and Experiencing the Heritage of Jamaican Communities
Diana McIntyre Pike, Managing Director, The Astra Country Inn and Countrystyle Ltd., Jamaica

Rural Tourism in Northern Island: What Role for Divided Communities?
Martin McDonald, Chief Executive, Rural Development Council, Northern Ireland and Gerry McWhinney, Head of Rural Development, Department of Agriculture, Northern Ireland

NATURE BASED TOURISM - 1

Nature Based Tourism - Issues and Opportunities
Moderator: Dr. Thom Kettlekamp, Chair Recreation and Leisure Studies, Houghton College, US


The Ecotourism Myth: Challenges to Sustainable Tourism Development in South Africa
Gareth Singleton, Director, Environmental Design Partnership, South Africa

Ecotourism as a Tool For Conservation and the Fostering of Peace in the Great Lakes Region of Africa
Annette Lanjouw, Director, International Gorilla Conservation Program, Rwanda

Saving the Rainforest - Developing Ecological Awareness - Stimulating Economic Development: La Laguna del Lagarto Lodge, Costa Rica
Lorena Villalobos, Press Attachee, Embassy of Costa Rica, UK

INDIGENOUS TOURISM - 1

Strategic Approaches to Indigenous Tourism
Moderator: Anna Nibby-Woods, President, Nebooktook Tours, Canada


Reviving the Ancient Traditions of Native Americans in the South West United States
Dennis Moquino, Executive Director, New Mexico Indian Tourism Association, US

Principles for Partnership Building: Successful Strategies for Indigenous Tourism Alison Johnston, Executive Director, International Support Group on Sustainable Tourism, Canada

Algonquins of Wolf Lake: A Community Approach to Enhancing Culture - Protecting the Land
Chief Harry St. Denis, President, Mahingan Development Corp., Canada

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:00 CONCURRENT SESSIONS 2


INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING AND COLLABORATION - 2

Tourism and the Transition from Conflict to Peace
Moderator: Dr. Yoel Mansfeld, Program Director, Center for Tourism, Pilgrimage and Recreation Research, Israel

Building Bridges of International Understanding and Cooperation through Education for Peace Service Dr. Mindy Reiser, Global Peace Services, US

Sustainable Tourism Development and the North Atlantic Peace Dividend
Dr. Tom Baum, The Scottish Hotel School, University of Strathclyde, Scotland

How Tourism Diminishes the Threat of the Indo-Pak War Dr. Muhammad Sharif Khan, Al-Hayat Travel & Tours, Pakistan

HUMAN - SOCIAL - CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT - 1


Building North-South Bridges through Sustainable Tourism
Moderator: Dr. Joan Janson, State University of New York, US

What Do We People Need?
Ute Wannig, International Coordinator, Christian Initiative International Learning, Germany

Fair Trade in Tourism: Co-operation through Equality in Trade
Angela Kalisch, Tourism Concern, UK

Tourism and Socio-Economic Development in a Small State - The Bangladesh Experience
Victor Ray and Abdul Zahed, Alternative Tour, Bangladesh

HERITAGE - 2


Strategies and Benefits from the Preservation of Natural and Cultural Heritage Moderator: Robert Billington, President, Blackstone Valley Tourism Council, US

The Mournes Heritage Trust: Protecting and Enhancing an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for the Benefit of Present and Future Generations
Tony Gates, Trust Manager, The Mournes Heritage Trust, Northern Ireland

Cultural Tourism in Deccan Region of Southern India: A Thousand Years of Heritage
Dr. Ayub Ali Syed, Master of Tourism and Travel Management, Kakatiya University, India

Cultural Audits: A Useful Tool of Research for Preserving Cultural Heritage
Prof. David Harrison, Tourism, Culture & Development, University of North London,

UK SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT - 1


Tourism's Contribution to Sustainable Economic Development
Moderator: Jim Carr, President, CERETEC, Inc., US

Tourism Development Opportunities at the Community Level: The Experience in Lower Kinabatangan, Sabah, Malaysia
Jennifer Chan, University of Malaysia Sabah, Malaysia



"Changing Focus" - A Partnering Approach to Sustainable Urban Tourism and Economic Development in Belfast
Gareth E.R. White, Chief Executive, Belfast Visitor and Convention Bureau, Northern Ireland

The Glasgow Science Centre: Centrepiece for Social, Economic and Cultural Development in a 21st Century Knowledge Based Economy
Paul Smith, Director, Glasgow Science Centre Charitable Trust, Scotland

RURAL & COMMUNITY BASED TOURISM - 2


Innovative Approaches to Rural and Community Based Tourism
Moderator: Margot Sallows, Manager, Environmental Service, Green Globe, U.K.

The Uganda Community Tourism Association: Building Tourism Excellence at the Community Level
Elissa Williams, Technical Advisor, Uganda Community Tourism Association, Uganda

Enhancing Linkages Between Rural Communities and Protected Areas in Kwazulu-Natal through Tourism
Tim Foggin, Lecturer, Dept. of Tourism, Centre for Environment & Development, University of Natal, South Africa and Detlev O. Munster, Tourism Planner, KwaZulu-Natal Nature Conservation Service, South Africa


North Antrim Leader Camping Barn Initiative
Peter Harper, Manager, North Antrim Leader, Ltd., Northern Ireland

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION - PARKS - & BIODIVERSITY - 1


Promoting Conservation, Biodiversity and Peace - Partnering for Sustainable Tourism
Moderator: Chris Gledhill, Regional Park Manager, Clyde Murishiel Regional Park, Scotland

Integrating Biodiversity Considerations into the Tourism Sector: A Global Perspective of Key Issues and Opportunities
Stephen Edwards, Manager, Ecotourism Development Program, Conservation International, US

Transfrontier Conservation Areas in Southern Africa: A Unique Contribution to the Promotion of Sustainable Tourism, Biodiversity, and a Culture of Peace
Dr. John Hanks, Director, Peace Parks Foundation, South Africa

Ecotourism Development in the Protected Areas of Mongolia Purevjav Suvd, Program Director, GTZ German Tehnickal Assistance "Development of Buffer Zones of Protected Areas of Mongolia"

TECHNOLOGY - 1

'State of the Art' Technology for Travel & Tourism: What You Need to Know
Moderators: Jo Ann Bell, Co-Executive Director, Professional Association of Innkeepers International and Marcus Endicott, US

Can the Internet Really Help the Small Tourism Supplier?
Jenny Naylor, Marketing Manager, WorldRes - UK

Internet: Friend or Foe
Ashvin Pathak, Managing Director, ICC Travel Systems - UK

The Internet: Working Wonders for Small Properties
Jo Ann Bell, Co-Executive Director, Professional Association of Innkeepers International, US


SPIRITUALITY IN TOURISM WORKSHOP


Facilitators: Rev. and Prof. John Riches, Theolo gy Department, University of Glasgow, and Fr. Brian Reilly, Religious Education Centre, Archdiocese of Glasgow

Participants in the workshop will be invited to share their views on the topic of "Spirituality in Tourism" and the directions that a "Spirituality in Tourism" initiative might take. Interest in a symposium on the topic in the Spring of 2000 will be explored and the content and form such a symposium might take.

17:15 - 18:45
INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FORUM

SPONSORED BY JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY - U.S.

Facilitators Dr. Robert Blanchard, Director, Johnson & Wales University, US Dr. Gary Praetzel, Dean, Tourism & Hospitality, Niagara University, US


Tuesday, October 19

08:30 - 10:00
PLENARY SESSION II - PATHWAYS FROM CONFLICT TO PEACE


Cora Weiss President Hague Appeal for Peace Elhamy ElZayat Chairman, Executive Council Middle East & Mediterranean Travel & Tourism Association (MEMTTA)

Dr. Pamela Hartigan Director, Health Promotion World Health Organization

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00 CONCURRENT SESSION - 3

INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING & COLLABORATION - 3

The Role of Tourism in the Arab - Israeli Peace Process - I
Moderator: Amos Ron, Center for Tourism, Pilgrimage and Recreation, University of Haifa, Israel


Impact of the Arab - Israeli Peace Initiative of the Early to Mid-1990's on the Israeli 'Tourism Climate'.
Dr. Yoel Mansfeld, Program Director, Center for Tourism, Pilgrimage and Recreation Research, Israel

Development and Impacts of Tourism Between Israel and its Arab Neighbours
Dr. Raphael Raymond Bar-On, Advisor to Union of Local Authorities in Israel, Israel

Opportunities and Constraints for Tourism in the Middle East
Peter Cave, Senior Lecturer, Department of Hospitality and Tourism, University of Central Lancashire, U.K.

HUMAN - SOCIAL - CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT - 2

Nepal's Efforts in Building North-South Bridges
Moderator: Angela Kalisch, Tourism Concern, UK


A New tourism for a New Century: Experiences of Developmental Tourism in Western Nepal
Jane Hawkins, Director, The Nepal Trust, Nepal

Solar Sisters - A Brighter Future for Himalayan Communities, Nepal
Stephanie Davis, Program Coordinator, Himalayan Light Foundation, Nepal

Creating a 'Global Family' by Linking community Development and Tourism - A Case Study of Community Development in Nepal
Govinda P. Dhital, President, Center for Community Development and Research, Nepal

EDUCATION - 2

Visionary Concepts and Practical Applications of Tourism Education and Training
Moderator: Dr. Gary Praetzel, Dean, Tourism & Hospitality, Niagara University, US


Scholarship Fund for the American Dream: The H.P. Rama Success Story
Dr. Robert W. Blanchard, Director, Hospitality Program, Johnson & Wales University, US

Educational Development in a Sustainable Tourism Context: The Mpumalanga Eco-Tourism Training School, Republic of South Africa
Ross Anderson, Partner, ASH Consulting Group, Scotland

Small Group Training: Opportunities to Manage Your Own Group Tour Business Anne Brobyn, Director, Hibiscus International-Education Through Travel, Canada

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT - 2

Policy Frameworks for Sustainable Tourism Development
Moderator: James Carr, President, CERETEC, Inc., US


Policy Guidelines for Sustainable Tourism Development: The Award Winning Bahamas Experience
Earlston McPhee, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Bahamas

The Scottish Tourism and Environmental Forum: Achieving Sustainable Tourism Development through Partnering at the Local and National Level
Duncan Bryden, Scottish Tourism and Environment Forum, Scotland

Preserving the Environment and the Social and Cultural Values of the People Whose Land We Use and Whose Talents We Employ: The Casino Croup of Hotels - India
Anil Mathur, Correspondent, Travel News Asia, India

RURAL & COMMUNITY BASED TOURISM - 3

Rural Tourism - Building Intra & Inter-Community Peace
Moderator: Dr. Steve Illum, Director, Office of Leisure Research, Southwest Missouri State University,US


Silos and Smokestacks: Inter-Community Co-operation in Agri-Tourism Development in Mid-Western U.S.
Dr. Dan McDonald, Assistant Professor, University of Northern Iowa, US

Cooperative Strategies for Nature Based Tourism: The Florida Experience
Dr. Steve Holland, Director, Center for Tourism Research and Development, University of Florida, US

Waitomo: Tourism's Contribution to a Rural Community (New Zealand)
Kaye Thorn, Massey University at Albany, New Zealand

Cooperative Strategies for Promoting Nature Based Tourism
Dr. Steve Holland, Director, Center for Tourism Research and Development, University of Florida, US

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION - PARKS - & BIODIVERSITY - 2

Strategic Approaches to Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas
Moderator: Dr. John Hanks, Director, Peace Parks Foundation, South Africa


A Management Model for Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas: An Integrated Approach Embracing People, Landscape and Wildlife - Clyde Murishiel Regional Park, Scotland
Christopher Gledhill, Regional Park Manager, Clyde Murishiel Regional Park, Scotland

Sustainable Use of Biological and Landscape Diversity in the Kyrgyz Republic - Benefiting People, the Economy and the Environment
Chinara Sadykova, Coordinator of "Tree of Life" and Gulmira Ryskkulova,

Ecological NGO Consortium of the Kyrgyz Republic Designing Travel through Mission: Parkscapes - Travelling to National Parks With an Organization Dedicated to Park Preservation and Protection
Dan Gifford, Travel Program Manager, National Parks and Conservation Association, US

NATURE BASED TOURISM - 2


Global Benefits From Local Strategies - Thinking Globally, Acting Locally Moderator: Dr. Patrick Tierney, Professor of Tourism, San Francisco State University, US

One Person's Contribution to International Understanding, Heritage Preservation and Community Development: The Story of Wongchu Sherpa, Nepal
Veronica Martain Haverbeck, US

Promoting Cultural Sensitivity of Third World Communities through First World Ecotourists
Dr. Thom Kettlekamp, Chair Recreation and Leisure Studies, Houghton College, US

Impact of Development of Grassroots On Ecotourism in Bangladesh
Nasir Hossain Nasim, Travel and Tourism Consultant, Transparent Logistic Ltd., Bangladesh

INDIGENOUS TOURISM - 2

Reviving Aboriginal Identity & Spirit Through Tourism
Moderator: Chief Harry St. Denis, President, Mahingan Development Corp., Canada


Maori Attractions in Aotearoa: Strategies for Success
Dr. Tom Hinch, University of Alberta, Canada;

Wa-sh-ow James Bay Wilderness Centre: Welcoming Visitors in the Spirit of Traditional Cree Hospitality
David Andersen, Ecotourism Planner, The Andersen Group Architects, Ltd., US

The Ese'eja Native Community Ecolodge and Tour Operation, Tambopata Peru: Benefiting the Community, Their Culture, and Their Environment
Andrea Schulz, Adventure Travel Society, US

12:00 - 13:30 AWARDS LUNCHEON

Presentation of IIPT Ambassador for Peace Award to Airline Ambassadors International
Receiving Award for Airline Ambassadors International
Nancy Rivard, President, Airline Ambassadors

Master of Ceremony: Dr. Noel Brown

13:30 - 15:00
PLENARY SESSION III: BRIDGING DEVELOPED AND EMERGING ECONOMIES


Hon. Michael Afedi Gizo President Africa Travel Association

Karin Millet Director, MIGA World Bank Group

Hon. George Payne Chairman Caribbean Tourism Organization

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:00 CONCURRENT SESSION 4

INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING & COLLABORATION - 4


Building International and Cross-Cultural Understanding through Tourism Moderator: Pat Hardy, Co-Executive Director, Professional Association of Innkeepers International, US

International Tourism as a Goodwill Signpost to Global Understanding
Dr. Vladimir M. Kabes, Tourism Consultant, US

The "Columba Initiative" - Cultural Tourism Contributing to Sustainable Development And Creating Links Between Deprived, Marginal and Peripheral Communities In Gaelic Scotland and Ireland
Ray Burnett, Director and Dr. Kathryn A. Burnett, Dicuil Foundation, University of Paisley, Scotland

Neve Shalom/Wahat al Salam (Oasis of Peace): How Hospitality Helped a Small Village to Assume a Larger Role in the Arab-Israeli Peace Process
Smadar Kremer and Dorit Shippin, Neve Shalon/Wahat al Salam, Israel

HUMAN - SOCIAL - CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT - 3

Creating Opportunities for Human and Community Development
Moderator: Prof. Lois Wasserspring, Dept. of Political Science, Wellesley College, U.S.

A Partnership Approach to Creating Paths for Walking, Cycling and Horse Riding Pam Scott, The Paths for All Partnership, Scotland

The Accessible March: Making the Countryside Accessible to All
Julia Ionides, M.A. Churchill Travelling Fellow, Administrator, The Dog Rose Trust, UK

Why Did One Successful Festival Become Two? Arts and Crafts Festivals in Central Pennsylvania
Prof. Joan Janson, State University of New York, US

EDUCATION - 4

Building Opportunities and Cultural Understanding through Education & Research Moderator: Jo Ann Bell, Co-Executive Director, Professional Association of Innkeepers International, US

Educating the Disadvantaged for Careers in Hospitality: Jara Hotel School - A Training Centre in an Ethiopian Children's Village
Ulla Holmann, Marketing Specialist and Saskia Regamey, Hotlelier, Switzerland

Hospitality Career Training for the Blind: The Statler Center
Dr. Robert Blanchard, Director, Hospitality Program, Johnson & Wales University, US

Peace and Tourism: The Missing Link in the Middle East
Tom Mustric, Founder and President, the Middle East Peace Foundation, US

HERITAGE - 3

The Role of Museums and Technology in Developing a Culture of Peace: A Historic and Future Perspective
Moderator: Dr. Michael Freed, Executive Director, Nature Protection International, US


The Role of Peace Museums in the Development of a Culture of Peace
Dr. Peter van den Dungen, Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK

Peace Museum of the "Bridge at Remagen", Germany - Healing the Past, Building Hope for the Future
Hans Peter Kurten, Mayor (Ret.), Director of Museum, Germany

Heritage and Tourism Development: A Case Study of Pondicherry, India
Dr. A. Murugan, and Prof. Duraisamy Selvaraju, Department of Sociology, Annamalai University, India


SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT - 3

Planning for Sustainable Tourism Development
Moderator: Duncan Bryden, Scottish Tourism and Environment Forum, Scotland


The Loch Lomond Project - Scotland
Danny Cusick, Partnership and Coordination Manager, and Gerry Connoly, Client Representative, Dunbartonshire Enterprise, Loch Lomond Project, Scotland

Social Inclusion and Tourism in the UK
Jennifer Stephenson, Director, Family Holiday Association, UK

Tourism Development Planning in Kentucky
James Carr, President, CERETEC, Inc., US

RURAL & COMMUNITY BASED TOURISM - 4

Partnering for Rural Community Development and Tourism
Moderator: Dr. Steve Holland, Director, Center for Tourism Research and Development, University of Florida, US

Agro-Tourism in Northern California: A Cooperative Approach to Adopting Farm Tourism to Local Conditions
Ellen Rilla, Director, Cooperative Extension, University of California, US

Earth Friendly Inns and Community Based Tourism Dennis Dahlin, WPM, Inc. Environmental Consultants, US

Here We Are! Building Bridges Between Visitors and Residents in Shaping the Economy, Culture and Environment of Small Communities
Christine Noble, Here We Are, Scotland

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION - PARKS - BIODIVERSITY - 3


Environmental Conservation and Re-Vitalization through Sustainable Tourism Moderator: Prof. David Harrison, Tourism, Culture & Development, University of North London, UK

Turtle Island: A Paradise Re-discovered
Richard Evanson, Owner and Managing Director, Turtle Island, Fiji

The Battle for Turtle Conservation and Protection in Trinidad and Tobago Ishmael Angelo Samad, Project Director, Tacaribe Tours, Trinidad

The Collaboration of Villagers and Government in Protecting a Multi-Habitat Reserve: The Caye Caulker Forest and Marine Reserve, Belize
Maria Vega, Vega Sustainable Futures and the Caye Caulker Branch of the Belize Tourism Industy Association, Belize

NATURE BASED TOURISM - 3

Strategies for the Development of Nature Based Tourism - The Caribbean Experience
Moderator: Earlston McPhee, Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, Bahamas


Tourism Development in the Nature Island of the Caribbean: A Case Study of Dominica
Maria T. Bellot, Tourism Consultant, Dominica

A Participative Approach to a Community-based Ecotourism Strategy: Acklins and Crooked Islands in the Bahamas
David Andersen, Ecotourism Planner, The Andersen Group Architects, Ltd., US

A Remote Rural Community's Social and Economic Development through Ecotourism: Case Study of Matelot, Trinidad
Opio Morani, Education Development Officer, Tacaribe Tours, Trinidad

17:15 - 18:45 INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FORUM
SPONSORED BY JOHNSON & WALES UNIVERSITY - U.S.

Facilitators Dr. Robert Blanchard, Director, Johnson & Wales University, US Dr. Gary Praetzel, Dean, Tourism & Hospitality, Niagara University, US


Wednesday, October 20

08:30 - 10:00 PLENARY SESSION IV: ONE EARTH - ONE FAMILY


Dr. Mohammed ElAshry Chief Executive Officer Global Environment Facility

Eli Mandamin Chairman and Marsha Smoke Secretary - Treasurer Islands of the Golden Eagle Foundation (Indigenous Culture and Traditional Knowledge) Canada

Jeremy Harris Mayor of Honolulu and Chairman of the Mayors Asia-Pacific Environmental Summit

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00 CONCURRENT SESSION 5

INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING & COLLABORATION - 5


The Role of Tourism in the Arab-Israel Peace Process - II
Moderator: Dr. Vladimir M. Kabes, Tourism Consultant, US

Tourism with Peace Culture
Dr. Mohammed Shtayyeh, President, Palestinian Center for Regional Studies, Palestine

Tourism and Peace: The Middle East Experience Across Newly Opened Boundaries
Prof. Shaul Krakover, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Beer-Sheva, Israel

Muslim Incoming Tourism to Israel from Non-Arab Countries: The Reality and the Dream Amos Ron, Center for Tourism, Pilgrimage and Recreation, University of Haifa, Israel

INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING & COLLABORATION - 6

The Power of Personal Approaches in Hospitality
Moderator: Dr. Mindy Reiser, Global Peace Services, US


Bed and Breakfast and Country Inns: 'Bioneers' of the Industry - The Natural Way to Travel
Pat Hardy, Co-Executive Director, Professional Association of Innkeepers International, US

Case Study of the Host-Guest Relationship in a Turkish Village
Hazel Tucker, Department of Anthropology, University of Durham, UK

SERVAS: Changing the World Into Family
Lynne Knudsen, Executive Director, Peace Pavilion Project, US

HUMAN - SOCIAL - CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT - 4

Human Resource Development and Tourism
Moderator: Prof. Dianne Davis, President, International Council for Caring Communities, Inc., US

Tourism Opens Minds, Opens Doors: The Edinbugh City Centre Representative Project Veronica Wallace, International Customer Care, Scotland

Oaxaca's Women Artisans and Tourism in Mexico; The Vulnerabilities of Being Female
Prof. Lois Wasserspring, Dept. of Political Science, Wellesley College, U.S.

An Investigation of Job Satisfaction Among Managers in the Hong Kong Chinese Restaurant Sector
Dr. Terry Lam, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China and Dr. Tom Baum, Scottish Hotel School, University of Strathclyde, Scotland

EDUCATION - 3

Educating for a Culture of Peace
Moderator: Anne Brobyn, Hibiscus International-Education Through Travel, Canada


Educating the Young for a Culture of Peace: The International Holistic Tourism Education Centre (IHTEC) and the Council of Global Issues
Julia Morton-Marr, President, Canada

Travel's Contribution to Self-Development, Cultural Understanding and Peace Sashana Askjellerud, PhD Student, University of Brighton, Eastbourne, UK

Teaching Peace and Preserving Heritage through Tourism
Dr. Mary De Qumsieh, Director, Anat Folk and Cultural Women's Center, Palestine

SUSTAINABLE TOURISM DEVELOPMENT - 4

Balancing Tourism Development and Environmental Protection
Moderator: To be announced


Scotland's Green Tourism Business Scheme: Key to Scotland's Marketing Strategy and High Quality Destinations
Tony Mercer, Head of Quality Assurance, Scottish Tourism Board, Scotland

Establishing an Environmental Management System for Resort Development: The Sanya Nanshan Cultural Tourism Zone, China
Chenxing Liu, Editor, China Tourism News - English Edition, China

Managing Success to be Sustainable: The Balearic Islands of the Western Mediterranean
Prof. Esteban Bardolet, University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

NATURE BASED TOURISM - 4

Nurturing Ecological Values and Socio-Economic Development: Sampling the Diversity in Approaches to Ecotourism
Moderator: Maria Bellot, Tourism Consultant, Dominica


Opportunities and Constraints to Development of Ecotourism in Hong Kong
Aaron Yeung, Hong Kong Institute of Education and Florence Tong, Publisher, Social Science, Parson Education China, Ltd., China

Hong Kong Cree Village EcoLodge: Reflecting the Values and Traditions of Cree Culture
David Andersen, Ecotourism Planner, the Andersen Group Architects, Ltd., US and Rick MacLeod Farley, MacLeod Farley & Associates, Canada

Children as StrategicPromoters of Ecotourism: Environmental Education Program of the Yunguilla Community, Ecuador
Paola Mejia, Catholic University of Ecuador, Ecuador

NATURE BASED TOURISM - 5

Promoting Nature Based Tourism, Peace and Environmental Sustainability Moderator: Dr. Walter Parham, Honorary Research Fellow, Kadoorie Agricultural Reseach Center, University of Hong Kong, China

Peace and Environmental Sustainability in Russia: "The Green Walk"
Dr. Michael Freed, Executive Director, Nature Protection International, US and Andrey Suknev, Director of The Baikal Center for Regional Tourism, Russia

Obstacles To Visitation of Natural Areas and the Success of Program Initiatives to Bridge Participation Barriers
Dr. Patrick Tierney, Professor of Tourism, San Francisco State University, US

Ecotourists From a Newly Industrializing Area: A Survey on the Attitudes and Behaviour of Hong Kong Tourists
Andrew Chan, Associate Head, Department of Hotel & Tourism Management, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China.

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION - PARKS - & BIODIVERSITY - 4

Protecting the Environment: Collaborative Initiatives Involving Local Communities Moderator: Stephen Edwards, Manager, Ecotourism Development Program, Conservation International, US

Managing Tourism and Environment in Mt. Everest National Park
Sanjay Nepal, Research Specialist, University of Bern, Switzerland

A River Is Re-born
Dr. Ishwar Modi, Department of Sociology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India

Protecting the Environment and Enhancing Social Welfare: Case Study of Mount Bromo Tengger, Semeru (East Java, Indonesia)
Janet Cochrane, U.K.

12:-00 - 13:30 LUNCH

13:30 - 17:00 SPECIAL HALF DAY SESSION
SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Moderator: Dr. Noel Brown

Dr. David Edgell, Former Policy Director, U.S. Travel & Tourism Administration, Author, Lecturer, and Consultant Dick Sisman, Managing Director, Green Globe

Case Studies:

Tourism's Contribution ot the Re-Vitalization of the City of Glasgow, Scotland
Eddie Friel, Chief Executive, Greater Glasgow & Clyde Valley Tourist Board

Re-Defining Sustainability for the 21st Century: Understanding the Land, It's People, and Their Culture - The Playa Carmel Resort Project, Guanacaste Province, Costa Rica
Robert Zimmer, Omikron Group, Inc./Zimmer Hundley Associates


Thursday, October 21

08:30 - 10:00 PLENARY SESSION V: TOWARDS A CULTURE OF PEACE THROUGH TOURISM


Terry Francis Chairman Emeritus Pacific Asia Travel Association

Sangita Shrestha Einhaus Director Dwarika Hotels (India)

Subash Goyal President Indian Association of Tour Operators

10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00 CONCURRENT SESSION 6

HUMAN - SOCIAL - CULTURAL DEVELOPMENT - 5

Nurturing Well-Being, Spirituality, and Educational Development
Moderator: Stephanie Davis, Program Coordinator, Himalayan Light Foundation, Nepal


The Findhorn Foundation and the Eco-Village Project
Clare Cummings, Community Member, The Findhorn Foundation, Scotland

Shiawase-No-Mura, "The Village of Happiness": A Multigenerational Well-Being Center in Kobe, Japan
Prof. Diane Davis, President, International Council for Caring Communities, Inc., US

Cathedrals as Tourist Attractions and Learning Centres Reverend Roger Wild, Barwick in Elmet, UK

HERITAGE - 4

Pathways to Peace, Cultural Development, and Environmental Sustainability Moderator: Dr. Kathryn Burnett, Dicuil Foundation, University of Paisley, Scotland

The Promotion of International Peace through Tourism
G.C. Verma, Chief Editor, Tourism & Wildlife Magazine, India

The Cultural Highway - Let's Build It! R.
Jonathan Meigs, President, Visionary Marketing Concepts, US

Pilgrimage and Contested Sites - Australia
Dr. Justine Digance, School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Griffith University, Australia

RURAL AND COMMUNITY BASED TOURISM - 6

Assessing Opportunities for Community Based Tourism
Moderator: Diana McIntyre Pike, Managing Director, The Astra Country Inn and Countrystyle Ltd., Jamaica

Tourism as a Socio-Economic Strategy for Community Development: Case Studies from South Africa
Annamaria Nicholson, University of Durban-Westville, South Africa

Moving Towards Community Based Tourism in Fiji
Kathy Velander, School of Life Sciences, Napier University, Scotland

ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION - PARKS - & BIODIVERSITY - 5

Achieving Goals - Minimizing Impacts
Moderator: Lynne Knudsen, Executive Director, Peace Pavilion Project, US


Visitor Impact Management: Case Studies from Mexico, Costa Rica and Chile Tracy A. Farrell, Protected Area Planning and Management Consultant, US

Helios the Heron: Solar Electric Powered Transportation for a Sustainable Future: A 'Hands On' Project of the Riverdale Elementary School, US
Dr. Catherine DeLeo, Chair, Recreation Resources and Ski Resort Management, Lyndon State College, and the Students of Riverdale Elementary, US

Providing Educational Technology to the Young People of Developing Nations: Computer Recycling Project
Tom Rowen, Bell Atlantic Pioneers, US

INDIGENOUS TOURISM - 3


Successes in Aboriginal Human, Social and Cultural Development
Moderator: Mr. Barry Parker, Spirit Hawk Aboriginal Tourism Services, Canada


A Formula For Success: A Hospitality Training Model In Aboriginal Communities Sandra White, FirstHost Manager, Urban Native Indian Education Society, British Columbia, Canada

Wikwemikong's Traditional Anishinabe Village: Meeting the Dual Goals of Community Education and Tourism Development
Rick MacLeod Farley, MacLeod Farley & Associates, Canada

The Mapuche Women of Communidad Juan Antonio Hueche, Chile - Regaining a Cultural Identity through Tourism
Prof. Barbara D. Steffen, Dept. of Tourism and Hospitality, City University of New York, US

WORKSHOP
Peace and Tourism: A SWOT Analysis
Prof. Ian Kelly, Professor, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

A workshop to explore the opportunities, issues and constraints to Tourism as a vital force for peace. The workshop will serve as excellent preparation for the workshops to follow in the afternoon which are designed to develop an Action Agenda for the 21st Century Agenda for Peace through Tourism.

12:00 - 13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:00 CONCURRENT SESSION -7
WORKSHOPS


The following Workshops are designed to develop an Action Agenda for the 21st Century Agenda for Peace through Tourism. Additional workshops will be added during the course of the conference based on the expressed interest of Conference participants.

EDUCATORS WORKSHOP
Facilitator: Dr. Robert Blanchard, Director, Johnson & Wales University, U.S.

TOWARDS A WORLD FORUM FOR INDIGENOUS TOURISM WORKSHOP Facilitator: Marsha Smoke, Secretary/Treasurer, Islands of the Golden Eagle Foundation

BUILDING PEACE THROUGH TOURISM IN NORTHERN IRELAND

Facilitator: To be announced

BUILDING PEACE THROUGH TOURISM IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Facilitator: To be announced

BUILDING PEACE THROUGH TOURISM IN THE FORMER YOUGOSLAVIA
Facilitator: To be announced

BUILDING PEACE THROUGH TOURISM ON THE BORDER OF INDIA & PAKISTAN

Facilitator: Dr. Ishwar Modi, Department of Sociology, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur, India

RETIRED PERSONS AS AMBASSADORS FOR PEACE
Facilitator: Professor Diane Davis, President, International Council for Caring Communities, US

THE CULTURAL HIGHWAY - LET'S BUILD IT !
Facilitator: Jonathan Meigs, President, Visionary Marketing Concepts, US

15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 - 17:00 CLOSING PLENARY PRESENTATIONS FROM WORKSHOP FACILITATORS AND CONFERENCE WRAP UP

19:00 - GALA BANQUET



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