Executive Secretary of U.N. ESCAP to be
One Earth One Family: Travel & Tourism – Serving a Higher Purpose
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:
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 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.
Other Forums taking place on Sunday October 2nd are a
Community Tourism Forum
Cultural Tourism Forum
Young Professionals Forum
Forum on Inter-Faith Dialogue
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.
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.
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.” Essays of no more than 15 double spaced pages must be submitted before July 1, 2005, to Professor Kaye Chon, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, please contact Nishit Charadva: email@example.com
Early Bird Registration Extended to June 30
The discounted registration fee for Early Bird registration has been extended to June 30. As well, special rates for rooms at the official hotel and venue of the Summit, the award winning Royal Cliff Beach Resort and Conference Center has been extended to June 30.
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: www.iipt.org.
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 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.”