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Sir Ian Prosser, Chairman, Six Continents Hotels And Chairman,
World Travel and Tourism Council Opening Day Speaker on
Peace Through Tourism: Road to Global Summit Geneva 2002
WORLD TRAVEL MARKET, LONDON, VENUE FOR OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR PEACE THROUGH TOURISM'S (IIPT) SECOND GLOBAL SUMMIT IN GENEVA, SWITZERLAND, OCT. 13-16, 2002. AT WORLD TRAVEL MARKET OPENING DAY ANNOUNCEMENT FROM LEFT: LOUIS D'AMORE, IIPT, PRESIDENT AND FOUNDER; SIR IAN PROSSER, CHAIRMAN, SIX CONTINENTS PLC AND CHAIRMAN, WORLD TRAVEL AND TOURISM COUNCIL (WTTC); AND WTTC PRESIDENT, JEAN-CLAUDE BAUMGARTEN; BIRGER BACKMAN, SECRETARY GNERAL, UNIVERSAL FEDERATION OF TRAVEL AGENTS' ASSOCIATION; YUSUF ABDULLAHI SUKKAR, ETHIOPIAN COMMISSIONER FOR TOURISM AND VP AFRICA TRAVEL ASSOCIATION.
November 15, 2001 – Sir Ian Prosser, Chairman, Six Continents Hotels and Chairman,
World Travel and Tourism Council, was the keynote speaker at the International
Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT)’s presentation: “Peace Through Tourism:
Road to the Second Global Summit 2002,” on Opening Day of the World Travel Market
(WTM), Earls Court London, Central Feature Area. WTM was again the platform for
announcement of the Second Global Summit on Peace though Tourism to be held October
13 -16, 2002, at the UN Conference Centre, Geneva, Switzerland.
Summit, organized by the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT),
is in support of the UN Decade of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the
World. Louis D'Amore, IIPT Founder and President, made the announcement and talked
about IIPT's objectives leading up to the Summit in response to the tragic events
of September 11.
Other speakers addressed the outcomes of the Amman Global Summit and their special relevance to the travel industry today: H.E. Dr. Taleb Rifai, Minister of Tourism and Antiquities and Minister of Information, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; and Michael Stolowitzky, Director, International Business Development, American Express and Vice Chairman, MEMTTA Americas (Middle East Mediterranean Travel and Tourism Association).
of the Amman Summit include the Amman Declaration, endorsed by tourism leaders
from more than 50 countries, and incorporated as an official U.N. Document; launching
of a Coalition of Partners for World Peace through Tourism, with more than 20
founding members - each committed to a Millennium Project that contributes to
the vision of Tourism as a Global Peace Industry; five international networks
and Chapters in the Caribbean and Australia.
also convened a meeting of its 20 founding members of the Coalition of
Partners for World Peace Through Tourism at WTM.
was established in 1986 as a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering
and facilitating tourism initiatives that contribute to international understanding
and cooperation, improved quality of environment, preservation of heritage, and
a peaceful, sustainable world.
International Institute for Peace Through Tourism