2005 Issue-1



OCTOBER 2-5, 2005

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Summit to Forge Asia – Africa Bridge of
Tourism, Friendship and Collaboration

IIPT President Louis D'Amore has announced that the 3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism will serve as a platform for forging an Asia-Africa Bridge of Tourism, Friendship and Collaboration. The announcement comes following discussions with Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) President and CEO Peter de Jong; new Africa Travel Association (ATA) President, Honorable Kabinga J. Pande, M.P., Minister of Tourism, Environment, and Natural Resources, Republic of Zambia and Mira Berman, ATA Executive Director.

This further goal of the Summit is in support of the Asia-Africa New Strategic Partnership Declaration resulting from the Asia-Africa Summit held in Jakarta, Indonesia, April 22- 23, 2005. The Declaration of the leader from 106 countries is based on a spirit of unity, friendship and cooperation as a foundation for Asian and African nations to develop better relations and address global issues of common concern.

A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between PATA and ATA will will be signed during the Summit.

The 3rd Global Summit will be held October 2-5, 2005 at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort and Conference Center, Pattaya Thailand. 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.

Peter DeJong

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:

  • A Strategic Tourism Industry Response to International Terrorism;
  • 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;
  • Ecological Enhancement and Preservation of Biodiversity.

One Earth One Family by R. Padre Johnson
Artist R. Padre Johnson

Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau

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

World Tourism Organization


In a response to the recent terrorist bombings, the program of the 3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism is being adjusted to include a major plenary session to debate a “Strategic Tourism Industry Response to International Terrorism.”  

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. 

A plenary session to be moderated by H.E. Akel Biltaji, Special Advisor to H.M. King Abdullah II, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan will focus on the experience of destinations that have successfully recovered from terrorist attacks and the actions and strategies that they employed. More significantly, the panel will share their wisdom and insights on protecting against terrorist attacks – and the challenges to the travel and tourism industry in addressing the root causes of terrorism in contributing to a long term solution to international violence in all its forms.  Invited speakers for this special plenary session will include travel and tourism industry leaders from countries that have experienced terrorist bombings.
H.E. Akel Biltaji

H.E. Akel Biltaji was host of the First Global Summit on Peace through Tourism, Amman 2000, in his position at the time as Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. As Master of Ceremony of the Second Global Summit in Geneva, we were again privilege to His Excellency's unique charisma and illuminating insights. We are honored to again have him with us to moderate this most important panel and for his continued support of IIPT's mission.


Peter DeJong
Peter DeJong

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).

A plenary session to be moderated by PATA President and CEO Peter DeJong will focus on identifying actions and strategies by which the travel and tourism industry can make a significant contribution to the long term re-development of tsunami affected areas, particularly areas which thrive on tourism.

Featured keynote speakers on the panel will include:

Khun Juthamas Siriwan

Khun Juthamas Siriwan, Governor, Tourism Authority of Thailand (invited); Hon. Anura Bandaranaike, MP, Minister of Industry, Tourism & Investment Promotion, Sri Lanka; Dr. Mahmood Shaugee, 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.
Hon. Anura Bandaranaike Mr. Udaya Nanayakkara
Hon. Anura Bandaranaike Dr. Mahmood Shaugee Mr. Udaya Nanayakkara Dr. Tom Selänniemi

Tsunami Workshop

The Summit will also feature a workshop where the actions and strategies brought forward in the plenary session will be discussed further and 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 Donor Agencies and Volunteer Organizations

We particularly invite representatives of Donor Agencies and 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.

Keynote Speakers of Other Plenary Sessions

Dr. Kim Hak Su
Dr. Kim Hak Su

Other featured Keynote Speakers include: Dr. Kim Hak Su, Executive Secretary, United Nations, ESCAP (Economic and Social Commission for Asia and Pacific); Mr. M. Demba Ba, Sector Manager, Private Sector Development, Africa Region, World Bank; Dr. Sasithara Pichaichannarong, Director-General, Office of Tourism Development,Kingdom of Thailand;H.E. Mr. Veng Sereyvuth, Senior Minister, Royal Government of Cambodia; Hon. Eduardo Jonatão S. Chingunji, Ministre de l'hôtellerie et du tourisme, Angola; Dr. Monthip Sriratana Tabucanon, Regional Councillor for South and East Asia, International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN);

Dr. Noel Brown

As well as Mr. Alwin Zecha, Executive Chairman, Pacific Leisure Group, and Executive Committee of PATA Board; Kathryn W. Sudeikis, CTC, President and CEO, American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA); Hon. Momamed Mohamud Haid, Minister of Toursim and Wildlife, Transitional Federal Government of Somalia; Prof.  Manasseh Nshuti, Minister Of Commerce, Industry, Investment Promotion, Tourism  And Cooperatives, Republic of Rwanda; Hon. Morris Dzoro, MP, Minister of Tourism and Wildlife, Republic of Kenya; Rejoice Thizwilondi Mabudafhasi, Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, South Africa; and Spencer T. King, President & CEO; International Executive Service Corps.

Dr. Noel Brown, Chairman, IIPT International Advisory Board, will Moderate the first plenary session: Travel and Tourism: Serving a Higher Purpose.

H.E. Mr. Veng Sereyvuth Hon. Eduardo Jonatão S. Chingunji
M. Demba Ba Dr. Sasithara Pichaichannarong H.E. Mr. Veng Sereyvuth Hon. Eduardo Jonatão S. Chingunji
Mr. Alwin Zecha Kathryn W. Sudeikis, CTC
Dr. Monthip Sriratana Tabucanon Mr. Alwin Zecha Kathryn W. Sudeikis, CTC Hon. Momamed Mohamud Haid
Prof.  Manasseh Nshuti Hon. Morris Dzoro, MP Ms RT Mabudafhasi Spencer T. King
Prof.  Manasseh Nshuti Hon. Morris Dzoro, MP Ms. Rejoice Thizwilondi Mabudafhasi Spencer T. King

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
  • Making Travel Accessible for All
  • Healing the Wounds of Conflict
  • Bridging the Digital Divide
  • Enhancing Our Environment and Preserving Biodiversity
  • Indigenous Tourism
  • Volunteer and Philanthropic Tourism
  • Workshop: Poverty Reduction Indicators
  • Workshop: Destination Crisis Management and Disaster Preparedness
  • Workshop: Sustainable Destination Design and Management
  • 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 NGOs; 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: or contact Professor Chung directly at Email:

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: 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:

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,

IIPT Scholarship Award

IPT is proud to announce that Ms. Xiangru (Clara) Tang is the winner of IIPT's International Scholardhip Award of US$ 1,000 for writing the best paper on 'Building a Culture of Peace through Tourism.' Ms. Tang, who is a student at the University of Hawaii School of Travel Industry Management will be at the Summit to present her paper to the IIPT Student/Youth Leadership Forum. IIPT would like to express appreciation to Professor Kaye Chon,The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, for his efforts in organizing the International Scholarship competition.

Click here for the winning essay.

Summit Sponsors

IIPT is proud to have Resorts Condominium International (RCI), Reed Travel Exhibitions, Jordan Tourism Board, Royal Jordanian Airlines, Republic of Uganda and Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources, Republic of Zambia, Africa Travel Association as sponsors of the Summit.

Resorts Condominium International (RCI) Reed Travel Exhibitions

Royal Jordanian Airlines

The Republic of Uganda

The Republic of Zambia
Africa Travel Association

Media Sponsors

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.

eTurboNews World Tourism Directory
Travel World News Africa Travel MagazineAfrica Travel Magazine animated logo links to Interactive Map of African Tourism Destinations
Travel Weekly

& Wildlife
"A destination promotion
magazine from India"

Support for Summit

Our July-1 newsletter ( announced support for the Summit by over 35 prestigious international organizations. Persons who are members of supporting organizations are entitled to a discounted registration fee. For more information on the Summit and to register, please visit our website:

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:

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:

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:

Summit Registration
Standard Registration US$ 475
Delegates from Thailand US$ 225
Students and Youth Registration (Age 24 or under) US$ 50
* Proof of student status or age will be require on arrival at Summit*
IIPT Partners and Supporters
Coalition of Partners US$ 375
Supporting Organization US$ 400
PATA Members US$ 375
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Summit Registration Fees include participation in four days of Summit proceedings and meetings; ground transportation between Bangkok International Airport and the Royal Cliff Beach Resort prior to and after the Conference; all scheduled refreshment breaks and social functions including Opening Reception, Luncheons and Gala Dinner.

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 and Bali. For more information on tours, Please visit our website: PATA
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:
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:
Tel: (66-38) 250-421
Fax: (66-38) 250-844

Royal Cliff Beach Resort
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:

Reservation & Ticketing Office  
6 Larn Luang Road, Bangkok 10100 Thailand
Phone: (66-2) 628-2000 or (66-2) 288-7000
- Mrs. Jantarat Chulakiet
Fax: (66-2) 628-0111 or (66-2) 280-1748

Los Angeles: mention conference code: TG0510015
U.S.A. Reservations:
(800) 426-5204 or (310) 640-0097 x 774 - Valerie
Fax: 310-640-8202
Email :

New York: mention conference code: TG0510015
Tel: (212) 949-8424 x 102  or
(212) 949-8424  x 111 - Jiam
Fax: (212) 286-0082

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:
Tel: (802) 253-2658
Fax: (802) 253-2645

Coalition of Partners for World Peace Through Tourism

Africa Travel Association International Federation of Women's Travel Organizations Society for Accessible Travel & Hospitality
Reed Travel Exhibitions SKAL Hostelling International
Society of Incentive & Travel Executives International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions Connected International Meeting Professionals Association
Connected International Meeting Professionals Association
Airline Ambassadors Elder Hostel Universal Federation of Travel Agents Association
Universal Federation
of Travel Agents Association
International Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus Global Volunteers European Travel Commission
European Travel Commission
American Tourism Society for Russia, Central Europe and Balkans
American Tourism Society for Russia, Central Europe and Balkans
World Airlines Clubs Association
World Airlines Clubs Association
Student Youth Travel Association
San Francisco Convention & Visitors Bureau The International Tourism Exchange
The International
Tourism Exchange
The OTS Foundation
The OTS Foundation
CS5 Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourism Agencies
Hellenic Association of Travel
& Tourism Agencies
International Council of Tourism Partners
International Council
of Tourism Partners
King Travel Ambassadors for Children
Ambassadors for Children
Indian Association of Tour Operators
 Indian Association of Tour Operators
Educational Travel Community
Educational Travel Community
American Hospitality Academy
Hospitality Ireland Caribbean Tourism Community

Institute for Cross-
Cultural Studies

Sustainable Communities
Foundation (SCF)

Nepal Tourism
Industry Association


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