3RD GLOBAL SUMMIT TO ADDRESS SUSTAINED TRAVEL
A key goal of the 3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism is to develop a sustained travel industry response to the social and economic re-vitalization of tsunami affected countries in support of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).
The 3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism is being held October 2-5, 2005 at the award winning Royal Cliff Beach Resort and Conference Center, Pattaya, Thailand.
Featured keynote speakers on the panel will include:
Dr. Sasithara Pichaichannarong, Director-General, Tourism Development Thailand; Hon. Anura Bandaranaike, MP, Minister of Industry, Tourism & Investment Promotion, Sri Lanka; Dr. Mustafa Lutfi, Minister of Tourism, Maldives; Mrs. Renuka Chowdhury, Minister of Tourism, India (invited); H.E. Jero Wacik, Minister of Culture and Tourism, Indonesia (Invited); Mr. Udaya Nanayakkara Chairman, United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations (UFTAA); and Dr. Tom Selänniemi, Chairman, Tour Operators' Initiative for Sustainable Tourism.
The Summit will also feature a workshop where the actions and strategies brought forward in the plenary session will be discussed further an with a view to developing partnering relationships and a coordinated approach to initiatives contributing to the sustained re-development and re-vitalization of tsunami affected areas.
Special Invitation to Volunteer Tourism Organizations
With this newsletter, we particularly invite all organizations involved in ‘Volunteer Tourism,’ ‘Philanthropic Tourism,’ ‘Youth Travel’ and ‘Executive Overseas Volunteer Programs’ and other Volunteer Programs throughout the world, to take part in the Summit – and in particular this workshop.
The Summit is in support of the UN Decade of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World and the UN Millennium Development Goals.
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These sessions will also explore what more can be achieved in these areas through collaborative efforts.
The 3rd Global Summit will bring together senior executives from all sectors of the travel and tourism industry, public and private; U.N. agencies, donor agencies, and NGO’s; leading educators, policy analysts, researchers, practitioners, entrepreneurs, future leaders of the industry; and senior representatives from related sectors including: Culture, Sport, Environment, and Sustainable Economic Development.
An Educators Forum with leading educators from around the world is being organized by Professor Kaye Chon, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. The Forum will take place Sunday, October 2nd. For more information, please visit our website: www.iipt.org/3rdglobalsummit or contact Professor Chung directly at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
International Student and Youth Leadership Forum
An International Student and Youth Leadership Forum will also be held on October 2nd bringing together creative and energetic young leaders from countries around the world who will develop a ‘Youth Agenda for Building a Culture of Peace through Tourism.’ Future leaders of the Travel and Tourism industry may contact Nishit Charadva at email: email@example.com for more information.
IIPT International Networks currently exist, or are being formed, in each of the above areas in which Forums are being conducted. The Forums will also serve as meetings to determine future directions in each of these areas. The Indigenous Tourism Forum is in support of the organization of a World Indigenous Tourism Conference being planned by Indigenous tourism leaders who will be involved in the Summit and the Indigenous Tourism Forum. All forums are scheduled for Sunday, October 2nd.
IIPT Coalition of Partners for World Peace through Tourism will have a meeting on Sunday afternoon, October 2nd. Persons representing organizations that are interested in becoming Coalition Partners are invited to take part in the meeting. For more information, please contact Louis D’Amore, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
IIPT Chapters Meeting will also take place Sunday afternoon, October 2nd. Persons interested in organizing a chapter are invited to attend. For more information, please contact IIPT Chapter Coordinator, Daphne Lowe Kelley, email@example.com.
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IIPT is proud to have eTurboNews, World Tourism Directory, Travel World News, Africa Travel Magazine, Travel Weekly, Pattaya Mail, Tourism & Wildlife and Travel Talk Radio as Media Sponsors of the Summit.
Additional Supporters Welcome
We welcome other international organizations who are interested in supporting the 3rd Global Summit – its theme, aim and goals, to contact IIPT: email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Supporting organizations are asked to assist by promoting the Summit to their members and through their various channels of communication including newsletters, websites and media releases.
IIPT Coalition of Partners for World Peace through Tourism
Supporting organizations are in addition to IIPT’s nearly 40 Coalition of Partners for World Peace through Tourism. Their logos are included below and hyperlinked to their respective websites.
Members of Coalition partners are entitled to a special discounted registration fee.
To register, please visit our website: http://www.iipt.org/3rdglobalsummit/
and click on ‘Register’ on the top right navigation bar.
The 3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism builds on the foundations of two previous Global Summits: Amman 2000; and Geneva, 2003; three global conferences: Vancouver, 1988; Montreal, 1994; and Glasgow, 1999; three African Conferences: Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa, 2001; Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, 2003; and Lusaka, Zambia, 2005 – and a series of smaller conferences and symposia in Turkey, Greece, Italy, Pakistan, Israel, Jordan, Caribbean, United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States. Our March newsletter reported on the 3rd IIPT African Conference in Lusaka, Zambia and can be viewed at: http://www.iipt.org/newsletter/IIPTMar2005.html
Post Summit Tours
The Summit has been scheduled to immediately follow the 28th PATA Travel Mart 2005 (PTM05), taking place at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, September 27-30, 2005. We offer a warm welcome to buyers and sellers from around the world attending PATA Travel Mart to join us in Pattaya, Thailand for the 3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism.
For more information on PATA Travel Mart: E-mail: PTM@PATA.org
Official Hotel and Venue
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.”