2005 Issue-1


                          PATTAYA, THAILAND
                          OCTOBER 2-5, 2005


Over Thirty-five prestigious international organizations have indicated their support for the 3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism to be held October 2-5, 2005 at the award winning Royal Cliff Beach Resort and Conference Center, Pattaya, Thailand. Logos of organizations are provided below with links to their websites.                    

These organizations are in addition to the nearly 40 major international organizations who are members of IIPT’s Coalition of Partners for World Peace through Tourism and their on-going contribution in “Building a Culture of Peace through Tourism.” 

The 3rd Global Summit is supported by the
Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau and
with the support of the World Tourism Organization

One Earth One Family: Travel & Tourism – Serving a Higher Purpose


Theme of the 3rd Global Summit is “One Earth One Family: Travel and Tourism – Serving a Higher Purpose." Its aim is to develop a 21st Century Agenda for Peace through Tourism that addresses key global issues of our time. Topics on which consensus will be sought include:

Artist R. Padre Johnson

  • A Sustained Travel Industry Response to the Social and Economic Revitalization of Tsunami Affected Countries;

  • The Travel and Tourism Industry Contribution to Poverty Reduction;

  • Healing the Wounds of Conflict through Tourism, Culture and Sports;

  • Promoting Cultural and International Understanding,Tolerance and Cooperation; and

  • Ecological Enhancement and Preservation of Biodiversity.

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.

Special Discounted Registration Fees

Persons who are members of “Supporting Organizations” are entitled to a discounted registration fee. For more information, visit our website: www.iipt.org/3rdglobalsummit and click on Registration.  Logos of supporting organizations are included below.

Additional Supporters Welcome

We welcome other international organizations who are interested in supporting the 3rd Global Summit – its theme, aims and goals, to contact IIPT: email address: supporter@iipt.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.

"It is only with the personal commitment of people involved in all sectors of society, such as the ones that will be in Pattaya in October, by means of which a real global consciousness of Tourism helping laying the foundations for Peace can be set.
My personal congratulations for this so innovative but actual summit which I hope will help the public acknowledgement of the Tourism industry as a Peace builder."

  Sebastian Escarrer
Vice Chairman & CEO
Sol Melia Hotels & Resorts


Summit Sponsors

IIPT is proud to have Resorts Condominium International (RCI), Africa Travel Association, Reed Travel Exhibitions as sponsors of the Summit, and eTurboNews and Travel World News as Media Sponsors.

Keynote Speakers

Keynote speakers will include world leaders such as Dr. Kim Hak Su, Executive Secretary, U.N. ESCAP, travel industry statesmen, Ministers of Tourism, and leaders in related sectors including environment, culture, sport, and sustainable economic development.  

Dr. Kim Hak Su

Summit to Feature "Success Stories" and "Models of Best Practice" 

A series of Concurrent sessions will provide case studies of “Success Stories” and “Models of Best Practice” demonstrating leading-edge travel and tourism initiatives in the following areas:

  • Tourism Contribution to Poverty Reduction
  • MicroEnterprise and SME Development
  • Community Capacity Building and Empowerment
  • Sport for Peace and Development
  • Youth Travel & Empowerment
  • Thai Community Development through Authentic Home Stay: The Wang Nam Keow Model
  • Indigenous Tourism
  • Volunteer and Philanthropic Tourism
  • Workshop: Poverty Reduction Indicators
  • Workshop: Destination Crisis Management and Disaster Preparedness
  • Workshop: Sustainable Destination Design and Management
  • Making Travel Accessible for All
  • Healing the Wounds of Conflict
  • Bridging the Digital Divide
  • Enhancing Our Environment and Preserving Biodiversity
  • Educating for a Culture of Peace through Tourism
  • Role of the Media in a 21st Century Agenda
  • Linkages of Tourism, Culture, Heritage and the Arts in ‘Building a Culture of Peace’
  • Tourism at Commemorative Sites - Providing a message of Peace

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.


Educators Forum

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: hmkchon@polyu.edu.hk.


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: ncharadva@yahoo.com for more information.


Other Forums

            Community Tourism Forum
            Cultural Tourism Forum
            Indigenous Tourism Forum
            Forum on Inter-faith Dialogue
            Young Professionals Forum

IIPT Meetings

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: ljd@iipt.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, lowekelley@bigpond.com.

IIPT Scholarship Award

To further stimulate thinking among students of tourism and hospitality in advance of the Summit, IIPT will award a US $1,000 to the University student writing the best paper on “Building a Culture of Peace through Tourism.”

Click here for the winning essay.


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

In support of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) message that tourists to Tsunami affected countries are assured of a warm welcome; and that their presence and enjoyment sends an authentic message of caring, solidarity, and support for recovery; Post Summit Tours are being organized by our Summit PCO, Pacific World, to Phuket, Krabi, Sri Lanka, the Maldives and Bali. For more information on tours, Please visit our website: http://www.iipt.org/3rdglobalsummit.

A special discounted registration fee US$ 375 is availble to PATA members.


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

Tel: (66-2) 658-2000; Fax: (66-2) 658-2013


Official Hotel and Venue

The award winning Royal Cliff Beach Resort and Conference Center is the official hotel and venue for the Summit. Special Room Rates are available to June 30th.  Participants are invited to book directly with the Royal Cliff:
Web: www.royalcliff.com; email: reservatiions@royalcliff.com;
Tel: + 66.38  250.421; Fax: 66.38  250.844.


Official Airline

Thai Airways International is the Official Airline of the Summit and will provide best market fares to delegates. Please contact your local Thai Airways office mention conference code: TG0510015. For further information on Thai Worldwide offices, please visit: www.thaiair.com

About IIPT

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:
IIPT Website: www.iipt.org
Tel: +802  253.2658 Fax: +802  253.2645
Email: info@iipt.org

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