Uganda President H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni
to be Patron of 4th IIPT African Conference
Kampala, Uganda, May 20-25, 2007
H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President, Republic of Uganda
IIPT is proud to announce that H.E Yoweri
Kaguta Museveni, President, Republic of Uganda, will
formally open the 4th IIPT African Conference
on Peace through Tourism being held at the newly opened
Kampala Serena Hotel and Conference Center, Kampala,
Uganda, May 20, 2007. Theme of the Conference is
“Building Strategic Alliances for Sustainable Tourism
Development, Peace and Reconciliation on the African
IIPT Founder and President, Louis D’Amore stated: “We
are most honored
to have President Museveni as Patron of
the 4th IIPT African Conference, which
promises to be our most exciting and successful African
Conference to date. More than 400 delegates from some 50 countries of
Africa, Asia, Europe, North, South, and Central America and the
Caribbean are anticipated to take part in the Conference.”
The aim of the conference is to establish collaborative strategies for
sustainable tourism development in support of the UN Millennium
Dr. The Honorable Ewart
Brown, JP, MP,
Premier of Bermuda
Conference goals are to expand marketing
opportunities in Asia, Europe, North America, and the African
Continent; broaden awareness of the social, cultural,
environmental and economic benefits of tourism; and contribute
to reconciliation, peace, wealth creation and poverty reduction
throughout the African Continent.
With the participation of Bermuda Premier The Honorable Dr.
Ewart F. Brown as a keynote speaker, an additional focus of the
conference will be in support of the Africa Diaspora Heritage
Trail - a visionary initiative of
the Bermuda Government -
and the building of long term relationships of
Honorable Janat B. Mukwaya,
tourism, friendship and collaboration among African nations and
nations of the
Africa Diaspora in regions throughout the world.
Hosts of the Conference are the Ministry of Tourism, Trade and
Industry, The Honorable Janat B. Mukwaya, MP, Minister, and The
Honorable Serapio Rukundo, Minister of State. The Conference is
being organized by the International Institute for Peace through
Tourism (IIPT) in partnership with the UN World Tourism
Organization (UNWTO), World Bank, United Nations Environment
Program (UNEP), and the Africa Travel Association (ATA).
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
in addition to
Dr. Ewart F. Brown,
Hon. Kabinga Pande,
Minister of Tourism Environment and Natural Resources, Republic
of Zambia; Hon. Prof. Jumanne A. Maghembe Minister of Natural
Resources and Tourism of Tanzania; H. E. Mr. Joseph Malwal Dong,
Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife of Sudan; S.E. Mme. Aline Koala
Ministre de la Culture, des Arts et du Tourisme, Burkina Faso;
S.E. Mme. Yvonne Mboissona, Ministre du Tourisme, Central Africa;
S.E. Mme. Odette Kayitesi Ministre de l'aménagement du
territoire, du tourisme et de l'environnement, Burundi; H.E.
Biltaji, Special Advisor to H.M. King Abdulah II, Hashemite
Kingdom of Jordan; Dr. Dawid de Villiers, (former) Deputy
Secretary General, UN World Tourism Organization; Dr. Demba Ba,
Sector Manager, World Bank Group; Sir Janantilal (Andy) Chande
KBE, Trustee, Rotary International Foundation; Hon. Renee Webb,
(former) Minister of Tourism and Communications, Bermuda; Mr. Birger
Bäckman, (former) Director General and currently Senior Advisor
to the Board of Directors, United Federation of Travel Agencies
Associations; and Anastasia Mann, Chairman and CEO, Corniche
This year’s conference will include the first ever Africa
Media Exchange (A-MEx) being organized in partnership with
Counterpart International. The Exchange will feature prominent
media personalities from Africa, Europe, North America and the
Caribbean. The goal of A-MEx is to develop
communication strategies – actions - and commitments leading to
a more balanced and positive international image of
Africa – its lands, its cultures, and its peoples -
in regions throughout the world.
Hon. Serapio Rukundo,
Minister of State
Mr. Lelei LeLaulu, President Counterpart International
Keynote Speaker of the First Africa Media Exchange will be Mr.
Lelei Lelau, President of Counterpart International.
Your important participation in the 4th IIPt African Conference is invited.
To register for the 4th IIPt African Conference please
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UNWTO, WORLD BANK, UNEP and
ATA to be
in 4TH IIPT
most proud to announce that the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO),
the World Bank, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), and Africa
Travel Association (ATA) will be partners in the 4th IIPT
African Conference being held at the Kampala Serena Hotel, Kampala,
Uganda, May 20 to 25, 2007 under the patronage of H.E. Yoweri Kaguta
Museveni, President, Republic of Uganda.
Dr. Dawid de
former Deputy secretary UNWTO
UNWTO will be represented by Special Advisor to the Secretary General
and former Deputy Secretary General, Dr. Dawid de Villiers. UNWTO
continues to give emphasis to promoting Sustainable Tourism Development,
and with its ST-EP Program, is implementing projects in several
countries of Africa – including Uganda – with the aim of creatively
developing sustainable tourism for poverty alleviation. More recently,
the UNWTO is focusing on the twin challenges of Climate Change and
Poverty, and the important role of tourism in effectively contributing
to solutions. The UNWTO Global Code of Ethics for Tourism have become a
key set of guidelines for promoting Responsible Tourism throughout the
The World Bank will be represented by Mr. Demba Ba, Sector Manager,
Private Sector Development, Africa Region. The World Bank has recognized
the key role that tourism can play in poverty reduction. It is the only
service industry where the Developing World has a positive balance of
trade with the Developed World and is the primary source of foreign
exchange for 46 of the 49 “Least Developed Countries.” Accordingly, the
World Bank has been giving increasing emphasis to sustainable tourism
development projects s and microfinance programs aimed at tourism
entrepreneurs and SME’s.
Mr. Demba Ba,
Representing UNEP will be Dr. Desta Mebratu, Industry Affairs Officer.
UNEP’s tourism strategy focuses on economically efficient tourism that
safeguards the environment and promotes social and cultural progress.
Towards this end, UNEP is undertaking a number of projects to
demonstrate the value that sustainability can add to tourism; improve
the knowledge base of tourism stakeholders; and enable innovation
throughout the tourism value chain. UNEP initiatives include capacity
building, advisory services, and communication/information through
publications, events, booklets, and information kits.
Susan Muhwezi, President of ATA Uganda
The Africa Travel Association (ATA) has partnered with IIPT on
each of our African Conferences – and is a founding member of
IIPT’s Coalition of Partners for World Peace through Tourism.
Mrs. Susan Muhwezi, President of the ATA Uganda Chapter, has been
instrumental in the organization of the Conference. Mrs. Muhwezi
is also Special Assistant to H.E. President Museveni, and
Director of SPA-ELGSU, AGOA & Trade Related Matters. First Lady
Janet Museveni is Patron of the chapter.
Your important participation in the 4th IIPt African
Conference is invited.
To register for the 4th IIPt African Conference please
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Final Proposal Call for
“Success Stories” and “Models of Best Practice”
An outstanding program is taking shape for the 4th
IIPT African Conference scheduled for May 20 to 25, 2007 in Uganda. With
the high degree of interest that is being expressed, we have decided to
expand the program and are therefore pleased to have one more final call
for exemplary “Success Stories” and “Models of Best Practice” that
demonstrate in ‘real life’ projects, programs and initiatives - the
power of tourism to promote international understanding and cooperation;
environmental protection and preservation of biodiversity; wildlife
management; cultural and heritage integrity; sustainable wealth
creation/poverty reduction; community capacity building; and healing the
wounds of conflict.
Nominations are particularly invited from Private Sector Executives,
Executive Directors of NGOs and Associations; Heads and Project
Directors of Government Agencies; Leading Practitioners; Entrepreneurs
and SME Executives; and Leaders of Civil Society.
Theme of the conference is:
Building Strategic Alliances for Sustainable Tourism
Peace and Reconciliation on the African Continent.
topics to be discussed on the conference program:
Contribution to Poverty Reduction
the Wounds of Conflict
and Heritage Tourism
Micro-Enterprise and SME Tourism Development
Innovations in Destination Marketing
Bridges of Tourism, Friendship and Collaboration
Parks and Protected Areas
and Philanthropic Tourism
for Peace and Development
Travel and Empowerment
of the Media in Peace and Development
of the Arts in Peace and Development
Travel for All
Public-Private Partnerships and Alliances
Sustainable Funding of Innovative Projects
As well, we are open and
encourage innovative proposals in other areas.
General Proposal Submissions:
1) Presenter’s name, position, affiliation, and contacts including e-mail,
telephone, fax, postal address and website;
2) Title and key words of "Success Story" or "Model of Best Practice"
3) Brief Description of “Success Story” or “Model of Best Practice.”
Presenters of ‘Success Stories’ and ‘Models of Best Practice’ are encouraged
to include in their presentation challenges faced and actions implemented.
In submitting an abstract, at least one of the authors agrees to attend the
4th IIPT African Conference, if accepted.
An abstract of no
more than 2 pages is requested at your earliest convenience and not later
than 07 April 2007.
Submit your abstract, preferably in MS Word format, to:
Notification of Acceptance will be provided not
later than 15 April 2007.
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IIPT Again Proud
Sponsor of THETRADESHOW
IIPT will again be a sponsor of
being held at the Las
Vegas Convention Center, Las Vegas, September 9-11, 2007. THETRADESHOW is
the #1 North American meeting place for destinations, travel suppliers
and travel retailers worldwide to connect and establish new business
ASTA will provide IIPT with meeting space with the sale of four (4)
booths to IIPT members. For more information on THETRADESHOW
and to purchase a booth, please call 1.866.870.9333 or
www.THETRADESHOW.org and mention IIPT.
2007 provides an
opportunity to continue collaboration with ASTA and its partners in
promoting travel throughout the world as a vital force for international
understanding and peace.
Clearly, the mission of IIPT in “Building a Culture of Peace through
Tourism” has never been more important. The participation of IIPT and
its members in THETRADESHOW
2007 will encourage
other attendees to spread the word throughout the world that “Every
traveler is potentially an Ambassador for Peace”
2007 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,
2007 will include
three days of trade show buyer interaction with an optional fourth day,
Saturday, to educate consumers. Exhibitors will also have two days to
pre-schedule one-on-one appointments with buyers.
When registering for THETRADESHOW
2007 as an Exhibitor, Supplier or Buyer, please
mention that you are an IIPT member and also let IIPT know of your
planned registration (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information on THETRADESHOW
2007, call 1.866.870.9333 or visit
www.THETRADESHOW.org. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas.
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City of Samarkand to Celebrate 2750th Anniversary
Peace Museum Festivities
In August 2007, the City of Samarkand, Republic of
Uzbekistan, will celebrate its 2750th anniversary under
the auspices of UNESCO. As part of this renowned City’s
festivities, the International Museum of Peace and
Solidarity are assembling an exhibit of Samarkandiana.
The Museum welcomes items of all kinds about Samarkand from
everywhere in the world. These may include letters, travel
accounts, magazine articles, books, brochures, poems, songs,
quotations, photographs, drawings, documents, etc. Subjects may
include hotels, restaurants, merchants, streets, communities,
enterprises, products, publications, arts, and anything carrying
the name "Samarkand" or similar.
The exhibit is being undertaken in cooperation with the
Samarkand State Museums. Contributions of particular historical
or ethnographic interest will be reproduced in documentary
articles in the Uzbek press. All contributions will be
acknowledged and displayed in the exhibit at the Samarkand State
Museum of the History of Culture and Arts of Uzbekistan. A
commemorative book will also be published.
Please send contributions your contributions to:
Anatoly Ionesov, Director
International Museum of Peace and Solidarity
P.O. Box 76
Republic of Uzbekistan
Telephone/fax: +998 (66) 233 17 53
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Your Support with One Earth One Family
IIPT Plaques and Gift Cards
Created exclusively for IIPT, both items
display the IIPT Credo of the Peaceful Traveler
and Art Piece by R. Padre Johnson.
The Credo of the Peaceful Traveler puts
forth an ethical travel philosophy for travelers to abide by. The IIPT
Credo of the Peaceful Traveler was the inspiration of a very special person at
the IIPT First Global Conference: Tourism - A Vital Force for Peace, Vancouver
1988. We have respected the author's request to remain annonymous. The IIPT
Credo has since spread across the travel and tourism industry worldwide.
The One Earth One Family art piece
by R. Padre
Johnson provides a view of our incredible earth from outer space, surrounded by the open
faces of 25 children and adults from different cultures. Each portrait represents an important visual statement
about the unique and interesting facial difference in each individual, the
culture and ethnicity each represents, and the limitless threads of common
humanity that draws all citizens of our planet more closely together as one
These items will remind all who see or
receive them of what a privilege it is to travel freely throughout the world and
the opportunity they have as they travel to be ambassadors of international
understanding, good will and peace. These items will be admired and appreciated
by everyone who sees them in your office, place of business or home.
Costs are $200 (US) plus shipping for an Acrylic
Plaque, and $15 (US) plus shipping for a Gift Card pack of 10 Cards and Envelopes.
To order online or by fax/mail, please visit our
The International Institute for
Peace through Tourism (IIPT) is a not for profit organization dedicated to
fostering travel and tourism initiatives that contribute to international
understanding and cooperation, an improved quality of environment, the
preservation of heritage, and poverty reduction; and through these
initiatives, helping to bring about a peaceful and sustainable world.
It is founded on a vision of the world’s largest industry, travel and
tourism – becoming the world’s first global peace industry; and the belief
that every traveler is potentially an “Ambassador for Peace.”
For more information:
Tel: (802) 253-2658
Fax: (802) 253-2645
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