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Welcome to the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism


4th IIPT African Conference on Peace through Tourism
20-25 May 2007     Kampala, Uganda

Building Strategic Alliances Towards Sustainable Tourism Development, Peace and Reconciliation on the African Continent
Conference Outcomes

The 4th IIPT African Conference on Peace through Tourism, organized in partnership with the Africa Travel Association (ATA), World Bank Group and UN World Tourism Organization and United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), was hosted by Uganda - the Pearl of Africa.  The Conference outcomes include the following:

  • His Excellency President Museveni Proclamation of May 20 to May 26 as  “National Peace through Tourism Week”
  • Uganda to be first nation in the world to introduce Tourism Legislation in support of the U.N. Millennium Development Goals;
  • Launch of Uganda Martyr’s Trail as legacy of the Conference;
  • Dedication of IIPT International Peace Park at Martyr’s Trail;
  • Four Sister Cities announced;
  • Africa Diaspora Heritage Trail (ADHT) to be launched in Uganda;
  • Mira Berman, recently retired Executive Director of Africa Travel Association, recipient of first IIPT Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Launch of Graduate Level Peace through Tourism Program at WICE (World Leisure Center of Excellence) Wageningen University in partnership with IIPT;
  • Partnering of Makerere University with leading universities in Australia;
  • IIPT Scholarship Award announced to Inter-disciplinary team of students writing the best paper on “Tourism Contribution to the UN Millennium Development Goals.”
  • Student/Youth Leaders Africa Diaspora Heritage Trail Proposal;
  • First Africa Media Exchange;
  • Successful Training Workshops;
  • Successful Ministers Roundtables.


Dedicated to making Travel and Tourism the

world's first Global Peace Industry




Promoting the belief that Every Traveler is potentially an 'Ambassador for Peace'




Mobilizing the Travel and Tourism industry to be a Leading Force for Poverty Reduction


Artist R. Padre Johnson

World Peace Travel Launched
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Experience first hand travel that promotes international understanding.  Tours are now available to Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan and Oman in the Arabian Gulf.


Resources on Peace through Tourism NOW Available!

IIPT is a leading non-profit organization promoting a "Culture of Peace through Tourism" - peace within the global family - peace with nature - and peace with future generations.  Our Resources section provides access to speeches and articles by world leaders, prominent academics and journalists, as well as models of best practice by leading practitioners.

new! For recently published articles online by our colleagues, Kate Crawford and Anne Morrison, visit Additional Papers. Our Occasional Papers Series offers a range of analysis and views on ethical approaches, reconciliation, and awareness for travelers and tour operators. 

Links are also posted to other organizations with a commitment to making our world a better place. Under Past Conference Presentations, review over 100 submissions previously delivered at IIPT programs. We are proud to offer you these resource materials and hope you will take advantage of this invaluable information.


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