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Third Global Conference

Building Bridges of Peace, Culture and Prosperity
through Sustainable Tourism

Glasgow, Scotland - October 17–21, 1999

Glasgow: 1999 UK City of
Architecture & Design


Identify, encourage and develop tourism initiatives that will contribute to sustainable human, social, cultural and economic development in the 21st Century. Particular emphasis was placed on building two-way bridges among developed, developing and emerging economies of the world.


  1. Present and discuss 150 ‘real life’ case studies of "Success Stories" from regions throughout the world.
  2. Conceive specific projects and programs for launching in the Year 2000.
  3. Create a "21st Century Agenda for Peace through Tourism".
  4. Provide a forum for leading thinkers and doers including researchers, educators, policy makers and practitioners interested in the vision of tourism as a global peace industry.
  5. Use the occasion of the Conference to contribute to the sustainable tourism aims of Glasgow, Scotland and the U.K. in the global context.


Mr. Francesco Frangialli
Secretary General
World Tourism Organization

Hon. Michael Afedi Gizo
Africa Travel Association

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

Dr. Cora Weiss
The Hague Appeal for Peace

Dr. Noel Brown
Friends of the United Nations

Mr. Elhamy El Zayat
Chairman, Executive Council
Middel East and Mediterranean
Travel & Tourism Association

Mr. Terry Francis
Chair Emeritus
Pacific Asia Travel Association

Dr. Karin Millet
Investment Marketing Services Dept., Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency
World Bank Group

Dr. Pamela Hartigan
Director, Health Promotion
World Health Organization

Hon. George Payne
Caribbean Tourism Organization

Dr. Mohammed El Ashry
Chief Executive Officer
Global Environment Facility

Ms. NoŽl Irwin-Hentschel - (Invited)
Chairman & CEO
American Tours International

Eli Mandamin
Islands of the Golden Eagle Foundation
Indigenous Culture
and Traditional Knowledge

Marsha Smoke
Islands of the Golden Eagle Foundation
Indigenous Culture
and Traditional Knowledge

Subash Goyal
India Tour Operators Association

Mr. Jeremy Harris
Mayors' Asia-Pacific Environmental Summit

Sangita Shrestha Einhaus

Dwarika Hotels - India

Nobel Peace Prize Winner

To be Announced

Click here for a PDF of the Official Conference Program

A Sampling of Success Stories that were presented in Glasgow


World Tourism Organization

The World Tourism Organization is the leading international organization in the field of travel and tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how.

World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC)

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is the Global Business Leaders Forum for Travel & Tourism. Its members are Chief Executives from all sectors of the Travel & Tourism industry, including accommodation, catering, cruises, entertainment, recreation, transportation and travel-related services.

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