IIPT Launches World Peace Tours to Iran:
The International Institute of Peace through Tourism (IIPT) is taking steps to build bridges of culture and mutual understanding between the peoples of Iran and the United States by offering Americans opportunities to visit this ancient civilization and learn first-hand about its nine thousand year history, rich culture, and welcoming spirit of its people.
Notel to Travel Agents: All travel agents will receive commissions from the sale of the tours.
In announcing the tours, IIPT Founder and President, Louis D’Amore stated, “IIPT is pleased to launch its Persian Journey tours. We recognize Iran’s historical significance as a civilization – and the importance of building bridges of understanding between our cultures."
Two 11-day tours will depart in Fall 2009 hosted by the IIPT’s World Peace Travel program as part of its continuing efforts in “promoting a culture of peace through tourism”. IIPT believes visitors to Iran will find the country rich in history, vibrant in culture, and warm in hospitality with Iranians eager to meet and welcome them to Iran.
Donald King, IIPT Ambassador at Large, has led several previous trips to Iran and firmly believes, “There is no warmer welcome for Americans anywhere than in Iran.”
IIPT’s Iran Tours: A Persian Journey
Both tours have identical itineraries and will take in the splendor of Iran’s ancient and modern civilization showcased at its three main cities: Tehran, Shiraz and Isfahan. The tours will visit the treasure trove of museums in Tehran, magnificent ruins of Persepolis and grandeurs of the old city of Isfahan. The spectacular sightseeing will also be complimented by off the beaten track excursions such as an evening visiting nomads, sipping tea along the bridges overlooking the scenic Zayandeh River or exploring the myriad of bustling bazaars.
For more information on IIPT’s Persian Journey, please click here.
IIPT Proud Partner in
The United Republic of Tanzania, a country rich in history, culture, natural resources, economic promise will host the Fifth International African Diaspora Heritage Trail (ADHT) Conference, October 25-30, 2009, in Dar es Salaam. This will be the first time the ADHT Conference has convened on the continent of Africa and promises to be a historic journey for the more than 200 delegates expected to attend. The ADHT is an annual forum to enhance cultural tourism in the African Diaspora.
“I appreciate the efforts of the ADHT to bring together people from all over the world to identify places and phenomenon in order to conserve, document and preserve the global presence and cultural influence of people of African descent, and contribute this knowledge to the world stage of history, culture and contemporary affairs.” Hon. Shamsa Mwangunga, Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, United Republic of Tanzania – Host
“IIPT is particularly proud to again be a partner in this important conference as It was at IIPT’sFirstGlobal Summit on Peace through Tourism in Amman, Jordan, November 2000 that the late Hon.David H. Allen was inspired with the vision of “The African Diaspora Heritage Trail” (ADHT). Within six months, the ADHT was launched as a self-guided tour in Bermuda. It was subsequently presented in its full concept for the first time at the 1st IIPT African Conference on Peace through Tourism in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, March 2002.” Louis D’Amore, IIPT Founder and President
In May 2002, Hon. David H. Allen’s inspired idea took full flight with international support at the First African Diaspora Heritage Trail Conference in Bermuda. In Hon. David Allen’s own words: “The aim of the African Diaspora Heritage Trail is to identify, conserve, and promote historic sites linked with the development and progress of people of African descent.”
Five Exciting Themes Anchor the 2009 Conference
- Historical Accuracy and Perspective in Traditional and Contemporary Heritage
- InterpretationTelling the Story: Cultural Education, Expression and Industries Development
- Partnership Creation and Private Sector Participation in Heritage Destination Development
- Identifying Resources for Infrastructure and Heritage Site Developmen
- Communications: Marketing and Networking for Global Visitor Attraction
If you are interested in addressing the conference on any of these exciting topics, please contact Henderson Associates at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Clothing and Food Needed for Sri Lanka
The Buddhist Viharaya Temple in Garner, North Carolina is collecting food and clothing for persons who have been made homeless in Sri Lanka as a result of the war.
Organizers of the clothing and food drive would appreciate very much, if donors could consider making financial contributions, since that will help them avoid high freight cost,cumbersome logistical arrangements and possible delays involved with regards to transporting material donations to Sri Lanka
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.”