CORPORATE COUNCIL ON AFRICA TO BE PARTNER
IN IIPT 2nd AFRICAN CONFERENCE
IIPT and the Africa Travel Association (ATA) are proud to announce that
the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) has joined with us as a partner
for the IIPT 2nd African Conference on Peace through Tourism. The
Conference, being hosted by the Ministry of Natural Resources and
Tourism, Tanzania, will be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, December
7-12, 2003. Theme of the Conference is:
– Gateway to Poverty Reduction.
Since its founding in 1993, CCA has been the leading organization
dedicated to enhancing trade and investment ties between the United
States and the 53 countries of Africa. The companies that make up the
Corporate Council on Africa represent nearly 85 percent of all U.S.
private sector investment in Africa. CCA works closely with governments,
multilateral groups and business to improve the African continent's
trade and investment climate, and to raise the profile of Africa in the
US business community.
Stephen Hayes, President of the Council said: “Travel is an essential
engine for African economic success, and – as IIPT and ATA recognize –
for the promotion of global peace and understanding. CCA is proud to
partner with both organizations to further strengthen the ties between
the tourism industry and businesses invested in Africa.”
WORLD TRAVEL MARKET – Center
Stage Announcement of
African Conference on Peace through Tourism
IIPT is honored to again
be featured center stage on Opening Day of World Travel Market, 15:20 –
16:15, November 10 at the ExCel Center, London where it will announce
the IIPT 2nd African Conference on Peace through Tourism.
Tom Nutley, Chairman, Reed Travel Exhibitions and Fiona Jeffery, Group
Exhibition Director, Reed Travel Exhibitions, are again hosting the
center stage event.
Announcement of the IIPT 2nd African Conference will be made by H.E.
Hassan Omar Gumbo Kibelloh, High Commissioner for the United Republic of
Tanzania to the Court of St. James.
The Center Stage Ceremony will also feature H.E. Akel
Biltaji, Chief Commissioner, Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority,
Host of the First Global Summit in Amman, Jordan, and
Ambassador at Large, who will report on key outcomes of the Second
Global Summit this past February in Geneva where he served as Master of
Ceremony. Hon. Rene Webb, Minister of Tourism, Telecommunications and
E-commerce will join with H.E. Akel Biltaji in reporting on the Summit
and the Africa Diaspora Heritage Trail.
The Geneva Summit was notably successful in giving birth
key strategic alliances towards efforts in “Building a Culture of Peace
through Tourism”. Michael Stolowitzky, President, American Tourism
Society and IIPT Ambassador at Large will speak on the importance of
these alliances. Particularly noteworthy are strategic alliances with
RCI and International Youth Hostels
Federation. Mr. Preben Vestdam, President & GM, RCI Europe, will speak
on behalf of RCI, and Mr. Ulrich Bunjes, CEO, International Youth Hostel
Federation, will announce initiatives towards “Hostelling for
International Understanding and Peace.”
IIPT has adopted “Just A Drop” as its official Charity. Progress made
towards a community well in Tanzania will be reported on by “Just A
Drop” founder, Fiona Jeffery.
or individuals wishing to contribute to a “Tanzania Well” are invited to
contact: JustaDrop@iipt.org .
The well will be dedicated as a “living legacy” of the IIPT 2nd African
Conference. Cost of the well is US$8,000. All funds go directly to well
VERMONT “JUST A
DROP” FUND RAISING CAMPAIGN
the leadership of Tony Clark, Blueberry Hill Inn, Vermont and support of
Dr. Catherine DeLeo, Lyndon State College, and Fredrick DeJong – a
campaign is underway in the State of Vermont, USA to raise US$ 8,000 for
a “Vermont Well” to be constructed in Tanzania in connection with the
IIPT 2nd African Conference on Peace through Tourism. The campaign has
reached the half way mark towards its goal. Additional contributions are
welcome. Please contact:
JustaDrop@iipt.org . A Vermont delegation to the conference plans to
visit the community selected to receive the well immediately following
TAKING SHAPE FOR TANZANIA CONFERENCE
impressive program is taking shape for the IIPT 2nd African Conference.
Confirmed keynote speakers include:
• Hon. Zakia Hamdani Meghji, Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism,
Republic of Tanzania
• Stephen Hayes, President, Corporate Council On Africa
• Dr. Noel Brown, Chairman, IIPT International Advisory Board
• DeVilliers Botha, Executive Manager, South African Operations,
Africa Development Bank
• Dr. Asha Rose Migiro, Tanzania Minister for Community Development,
Gender and Children
• Ian Christie, World Bank Group
And others currently being confirmed.
Aim of the Conference
The aim of the conference is to develop partnerships, implementation
strategies, and action initiatives that contribute to sustainable
community development, peace and poverty reduction. The Conference seeks
to harness travel and tourism – the world’s largest industry – as a
leading force for poverty reduction in Africa.
Key Topics for Discussion
The following topics will be addressed in plenary, concurrent
sessions, and workshops:
• Community Tourism – Achieving Sustainable Livelihoods,
Poverty Reduction and Community Cohesion
• The Community Tourism – Wildlife Interface
• The Challenges and Opportunities of Sustainable
Cultural and Heritage/Community Tourism
• Micro-Enterprise and SME Development
• Community Capacity Building
• Education and Training for Poverty Reduction and
A Culture of Peace
• Technology Sharing and Transfer
• The Role or Tourism in Healing the Wounds of Conflict
• Youth Travel & Empowerment
• Sports for Peace and Development
• Accessible Travel for all
• Getting the Community Tourism Message to the Media
Government – Industry – Donor – NGO Roundtable
A feature of the conference will be a Government – Industry – Donor
– NGO Roundtable to build consensus on a collaborative strategy in
mobilizing tourism as a dynamic and catalyzing force for poverty
reduction in Africa.
The Conference will bring together senior African executives from
both the public and private sectors of tourism, NGO’s, donor agencies,
educators, policy makers, leading practioners, entrepreneurs, future
leaders of the industry, and senior representatives of related sectors
including environment, culture and economic development.
Recognizing that youth are our future, we are seeking to identify an
“Africa 100” – 100 young persons who show promise of being future
leaders of the African travel and tourism industry. We welcome your
nomination and ask that your consideration in sponsoring one or more of
the “Africa 100” for their participation in the Conference and a special
“Youth Leadership Forum.” Please contact: Liz Smith
email@example.com , Conference
We are seeking donors to be able to provide scholarships for worthy
“Africa 100” persons who otherwise will not be able to participate in
the Conference. Persons or organizations interested in making a
contribution to an “Africa 100” fund are invited to contact Rich Fromer:
The Conference will also feature an Educators Forum with a goal of
bringing together educators of Travel and Tourism from colleges and
universities throughout Africa to share knowledge, experiences and ideas
for future curricula development and educational initiatives that
contribute to the aims of the Conference.
The Educators Forum will also feature a selected number of presentations
by leading educators. Proposals for presentation of papers can be sent
to Dr. Daniel McDonald
Dan.firstname.lastname@example.org - Coordinator of the IIPT Educators
An outcome of the Conference will be a “21st Century African Agenda for
Peace through Tourism" with a focus on implementation of strategic
initiatives and pilot projects that empower local communities to achieve
jobs with dignity and sustainable futures.
We are proud to announce that the Development Bank of Southern Africa is
again a major sponsor of the IIPT 2nd African Conference on Peace
through Tourism. DBSA was also a major sponsor of the IIPT 1st African
Conference in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Conference, South Africa in March
Other sponsors include the Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism,
Tanzania, Tanzania National Parks, Ngorogoro Conservation Area
Authority, The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), RCI, Reed
Travel Exhibitions, and World Travel Market. eTurboNews is
a media sponsor together with Travel World News
Organizations interested in having a sponsorship role in the IIPT 2nd
African Conference are invited to contact Rich Fromer, Email address:
Conference Venue and Official Hotel
We are pleased to announce that the Golden Tulip Hotel, Dar es Salaam is
the venue and official hotel of the IIPT 2nd African Conference. Special
hotel rates have been negotiated. For information on the Golden Tulip
and other conference hotels– please visit our website:
To Register, please visit our website:
www.iipt.org and complete the registration form.
The Second IIPT African Conference builds on the foundations of two
Global Summits on Peace through Tourism (Amman, Jordan – Nov. 2000; and
Geneva, Switzerland, Feb. 2003) and the First IIPT African Conference,
Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, March 2002).
COMMUNITY SERVICE PROJECT
FOLLOWING TANZANIA CONFERENCE
Corners of the World (MCW), a not-for-profit community development and
revitalization organization, is organizing a two-day community service
project for participants of the Second IIPT African Peace Through
Tourism Conference interested in volunteering their time, energy and
The service project will take place at the Idris Abdulwakil Primary
School located in the Kinondoni Municipal Council, Dar es Salaam. The
school was founded in 1985 and named in honor of the first President of
Zanzibar. The school has 10 "streams" with 436 students and 8 teachers.
It is MCW's goal to work with the students, parents, teachers and
community during the two-day service project to assist in repairing two
of the old classrooms that are in desperate need of restoration.
Activities will include: cementing the floor, patching-up the walls,
installing windows, painting and constructing benches for the students
and a bookshelf for the beginning of a school library. Participants are
invited to bring books for the start of the library.
There are 12 spaces open to volunteers, which will be allocated on a
first come, first served basis. To register please e-mail Eddie Bergman:
email@example.com or visit
IIPT ENDORSES MT. EVEREST CLIMB FOR
IIPT is proud to announce its endorsement of the Mt. Everest Climb for
Peace - men and women from different religions, cultures and nations
climbing Mt. Everest together for peace and for religious & cultural
Mission of the Climb for peace is to
show that men and women from different religious and cultural
backgrounds and beliefs can unite in a peaceful way and set an example
to the world that we can work together, live together, depend on each
other, and at the same time do something quite extra-ordinary: Climb Mt.
Everest in the name of Peace and Religious and Cultural Tolerance.
The Climb for Peace will include experienced mountain climbers from
seven major religious traditions: a Buddhist, a Christian, a Confucian,
a Hindu, a Jew, a Muslim, and a Taoist climber—the climb will also have
an Atheist, for their belief is that part of religious tolerance and
freedom is the freedom not to believe in religion.
The climb will celebrate diversity and differences, but is an event that
will focus on our commonality. Participants in the climb will climb
together not as individuals who belong only to this or that nation or
religion, but as a team–as brothers and sisters who all share a common
home: the earth. The climb will not just be one of physical strength and
endurance, but a climb for peace and for religious & cultural tolerance.
The climb will also be a humanitarian endeavor, for it will be raising
funds for charity, and invites individuals and organizations to Get
Involved. There will be no national or religious flags, the symbol to be
worn on clothing and the flag that will proudly be planted on the top of
the summit of Mt. Everest will be that of the earth. For more
THROUGH TOURISM BOOK
Professor Ian Kelly, a member of the International Institute for Peace
through Tourism (Australian chapter) has put together an international
team of authors contributing to a book on Peace through Tourism.
Although the book will be aimed at a wider audience, it is hoped that
it can provide a foundation for the development of a 'peace' element in
The book will address a number of issues such as the potential for
tourism as a force for understanding and harmonious relationships, the
role which can be played by specific elements of tourism, processes of
reconciliation, a range of 'success stories' and the management
practices which can contribute to the peace objective.
Those interested in making a submission to the book or seeking further
information can contact Ian Kelly
IIPT PAKISTAN CHAPTER PLANS NEW PROGRAMS
The IIPT Pakistan Chapter, with the leadership, light and energy of Fr.
Akram Javid, is planning a series of new programs to promote peace, love
and reconciliation. Recent and planned events include:
October 5th – A Peace Day with Children. About 100 children celebrated
peace day in Gujrat Pakistan with a spiritual service, talks on Peace, a
Peace Walk and the Opening of an IIPT Peace Park.
October 12th - A Peace Tour of Young People. About 75 young persons
participated in this peace tour.
October 17th – A Seminar and Spiritual Service on Peace and
November 15th – Peace Conference
December 14th – Opening of a Youth Chapter and Youth Festival
Celebration with guest speaker from Switzerland.