November 2004 Issue
IIPT FEATURED CENTER-STAGE AT WORLD TRAVEL MARKET
FROM LEFT: Peter De Jong, President & CEO, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA);
Khun Phornsiri Manoharn,
The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) was featured center-stage Opening Day at World Travel Market, ExCel, London this past week. IIPT Founder and President, Louis D’Amore announced two major upcoming events together with the Hon. Patrick K. Kalifungwa MP, Minister of Tourism, Natural Resources and Environment, Republic of Zambia, and Khun Phornsiri Manoharn, Deputy Governor for International Marketing, Tourism Authority of Thailand.
The 3rd IIPT African Conference, February 6-11, 2005, Lusaka, Zambia, is being organized in partnership with the Africa Travel Association (ATA) and hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources, Republic of Zambia; and the 3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism, October 2-5, 2005, Pattaya, Thailand, with support of the Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). For more on these two events please see the articles below.
Other speakers at the IIPT presentation included Peter De Jong, President & CEO of the Pacific Asia Tourism Association (PATA); Michael Stolowitzky, President & CEO, American Tourism Society (ATS); Tom Nutley, Chairman, Reed Travel Exhibitions; and Fiona Jeffery, WTM Exhibition Director and Founder and Chairman, “Just A Drop”, the official charity of IIPT.
Since its First Global Summit in Amman, Jordan, November 2000, the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) has continued to build support and partners in the role of Tourism, Culture and Sport in “Building a Culture of Peace” and as a major force for poverty reduction.
The 3rd IIPT African Conference on Peace through Tourism will be held at the Hotel InterContinental Lusaka, Lusaka, Zambia, February 6-11, 2005 under the patronage of His Excellency Levy Mwanawasa, President of Zambia, who will open the Conference.
The Conference is being organized by the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) in partnership with the Africa Travel Association (ATA), and hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources, Zambia.
Hon. Patrick K. Kalifungwa M.P., Minister of Tourism,
Theme and Aim
Theme of the conference is: “Tourism: Pathway to a Peaceful and Prosperous Africa.” Its aim is to develop a 21st century vision for African tourism and a beginning strategy to achieve that vision.
Within this context, plenary sessions of the conference will focus on the Role of Tourism in Poverty Reduction; Healing the Wounds of Conflict; Marketing of Africa to Europe, Asia, North America – and within the African Continent. Plenary sessions will also include a debate on future directions for the airline industry serving Africa, and the Social and Environmental Dimensions of Tourism.
Confirmed Keynote Speakers include: Peter Davies, CEO, SN Brussels Airways; Sir Jayantilal Chande, Board of Trustees, International Rotary Foundation; DeVilliers Botha, Executive Manager, SA Operations, Development Bank of Southern Africa; Hon. Zakia Hamdani Meghji MP, Minister of Natural Resources and Tourism, United Republic of Tanzania and Immediate Past President, Africa Travel Association; Hon. Fernando Sumbana Junior, Minister of Tourism, Republic of Mozambique; Hon. Jorge Alicerces Valentim, Minister of Tourism, Angola; Ulrich Bunjes, President and CEO, International Youth Hostels Federation; Anastasia Mann, Chairman, Corniche Travel Group; and Mike Spinelli, MCC, CEO, Mike Spinelli International.
Educators Forum and Youth Leadership
Forum As with the 2nd IIPT African Conference in Dar es Salaam, the Conference will also feature an Educators Forum and Youth Leadership Forum. For more information, please contact Amy Sotherden, for the Educators Forum, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; and for the Youth Leadership Forum, Nishit Charadva, Email: email@example.com.
The Conference will bring together Ministers of Tourism, senior African executives from both the public and private sectors of tourism, NGOs, donor agencies, policy makers, leading educators and practitioners, entrepreneurs, future leaders of the industry, and senior representatives of related sectors including environment, culture, sport and economic development.
Final Call for Success Stories
A series of parallel sessions will be held featuring “Success Stories” and “Models of Best Practice” in areas including: Pro-Poor Tourism, Community Tourism, Community Capacity Building, Micro-Enterprise and SME Development, Private Sector Models, Tourism and Environment/Wildlife, National Parks and Protected Areas, Sports for Peace and Development, Indigenous Tourism, and Cultural Tourism. A few opportunities remain in the Program for nominations of Success Stories and Models of Best. We invite and welcome your nominations. Please send proposals with brief description to firstname.lastname@example.org
IIPT is proud to have the Zambian Ministry of Tourism, Natural Resources and the Environment as host of the 3rd IIPT African Conference. The Development Bank of Southern Africa and the InterContinental Hotels Group are also continuing their support of IIPT as sponsors of this event. Other organizations interested in sponsoring this event are invited to contact: Louis D’Amore, e-mail: email@example.com , tel.: 1.802.253-8671.
The Conference will seek to arrive at a consensus for “A 21st Century Vision for African Tourism” with a beginning strategy to achieve that vision which will be broadly distributed.
Just a Drop
IIPT has adopted “Just a Drop” as its official charity. Some 1.4 billion children do not have access to clean water near their homes. Clearly, the availability of clean water for drinking, cooking and bathing is a basic requirement for all humanity. As a legacy of the 2nd IIPT African Conference, a well was constructed in Village of Ndundunyikanza in the Rufiji District of Tanzania. We are similarly seeking to build a well in a remote village of Zambia as a legacy of the 3rd IIPT African Conference. Your contributions are invited and most appreciated. Please make your checks payable to IIPT – Just a Drop, and send to Attention of Louis D’Amore, IIPT, 685 Cottage Club Road #13, Stowe, VT 05672, USA Should you wish to send your contribution by wire transfer, please send an email to Mr. D’Amore: firstname.lastname@example.org for wire transfer details. All contributions are tax deductible.
PHOTO: Fiona Jeffrey, Founder and Chairman,
Pre and Post Conference Tours
Pre and Post Conference Tours are being organized to explore highlights of Zambia’s abundant world class cultural and natural resources including Victoria Falls, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.
3RD GLOBAL SUMMIT ON PEACE THROUGH TOURISM
Hold the dates for the 3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism to be held at the award winning Royal Cliff Beach Resort and Conference Center, Pattaya, Thailand, October 2-5, 2005. The Summit will again bring together leaders of the travel and tourism industry from around the world as well as leaders from the areas of Culture, Sport, Environment and Sustainable Development.
The 3rd Global Summit builds on the foundations of previous Summits in Amman, Jordan, November 2000, under the Patronage of His Majesty King Abdullah II; and Geneva, Switzerland, February 2003, under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania.
The Summit will continue IIPT’s focus on the Role of Tourism in Poverty Reduction as well as other areas including Tourism and the Environment, Social and Cultural Dimensions of Tourism, and Security for Travel Destinations, the Role of Tourism, Culture and Sport in Healing the Wounds of Conflict, Community Capacity Building, Micro-Financing for Community Tourism, Philanthropic and Volunteer Tourism and more.
PHOTO: Khun Phornsiri Manoharn, Deputy Governor for International Marketing, Tourism Authority of Thailand, announcing 3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism at World Travel Market.
A Global Educators Forum, Youth Leadership Forum, and Young Professionals Forum will again be featured elements of the Summit. As well, meetings will be held of IIPT’s growing Coalition of Partners for World Peace through Tourism, IIPT Chapter Presidents, and IIPT Networks (Educators, Community Tourism, Cultural Tourism, and Spirituality in Tourism.
IIPT Achievement Awards
IIPT has established a tradition of recognizing and honoring outstanding achievements that contribute to international understanding, cooperation and the building of a “Culture of Peace through Tourism.”
Your nominations are invited for the Organization, Individual and Country that have done the most to contribute to the vision of “Tourism as a Global Peace Industry” and the potential of every traveler to be an “Ambassador for Peace.”
Please send your nominations to Louis D’Amore, [email]