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    IIPT Proud Sponsor of THETRADESHOW

Stowe, VT 8 August, 2006 –  The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) has announced that it is a proud sponsor of THETRADESHOW (Travel Retailing and Destination Expo) being held in Orlando, Sept. 10-12, 2006.

In making the announcement, IIPT Founder and President, Louis D’Amore said, “IIPT is honored to be a sponsor of THETRADESHOW and looks forward to collaborating with ASTA and its partners in promoting travel throughout the world as a vital force in contributing to international understanding, cultural exchange, the reduction of poverty and preservation of biodiversity. It is only through travel and people-to-people encounters that we can come to realize the full significance of our inter-connectedness and common future in an ever shrinking “Global Village.” 

IIPT will use the occasion of THETRADESHOW 2006 to launch “World Peace Travel” – the travel division of IIPT and inviting ASTA members to join in this venture.  

THETRADESHOW partners are thrilled to be working with IIPT and are hopeful with their global influence more travel professionals will become alert of the upcoming expo,” said William A. Maloney, CTC, ASTA Executive Vice-President and COO. “IIPT’s attendance at THETRADESHOW will encourage other attendees to spread the word about being an ‘Ambassador for Peace’ throughout the world.”

THETRADESHOW 2006 is a global and inclusive in-depth networking and educational event. It unites under one roof travel suppliers and buyers from all over the world, representing every segment of the travel and tourism industry.

For more information on THETRADESHOW, call 1.866.870.9333 or visit

THETRADESHOW will take place the second week of September every year and will be held in Orlando (Sept. 10-12, 2006) in even years and Las Vegas (Sept. 9-11, 2007) in odd years. THETRADESHOW will host more than 2,000 travel sellers and 1,000 consumers in just three days at one site. Formed from the partnership of the leading travel associations, THETRADESHOW will include two full days of open floor trade show, business-to-business appointments, a trade and consumer day (Sunday) and two trade only days (Monday and Tuesday). Travel sellers will have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with suppliers and to learn in-depth about their products.

The Association of Canadian Travel Agencies (ACTA), Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA), Adventures in Travel Expo (ATE), International Gay and Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), ITB Berlin, Performance Media Group, LLC (Agent@Home, Cruise & Vacation Agent and Modern Agent), Travel Trade, Travel Weekly, eturboNews, JaxFax, Recommend, Canadian Travel Press, TravelAge West, National Association of Commissioned Travel Agents (NACTA), National Tour Association (NTA), Travel Industry Association of America (TIA), The Travel Institute, U.S. Tour Operators Association (USTOA) and USA Today have signed on as partners of THETRADESHOW.

 Contact:ASTA Kristina Rundquist

                    Tel 703  739.8710; Email:

            IIPT Karen Hoffman

                  Tel: 212  447.0027; Email:


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