Dates of 4th IIPT
African Conference Announced:
20-25 May 2007
The 4th IIPT African Conference, under the patronage
of H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President, Republic of Uganda, will be held in
Kampala, Uganda from 20 to 25 May 2007. Conference dates were decided on
following a second planning trip to Uganda by IIPT President, Louis D’Amore.
The Conference, being organized in partnership with
the Africa Travel Association (ATA), is in support of the UN Decade of Peace and
Non-Violence for the Children of the World and the UN Millennium Development
H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President, Republic of Uganda is Conference
In announcing the dates of
the Conference, IIPT Founder and President Louis D’Amore said,
"We anticipate that this will be our
most important and successful African conference to date. We
have spent the past year fostering relationships in support of
the conference with the aim of not only debating its theme and
goals – but to building partnerships that will act on them.”
Mr. D’Amore was particularly
encouraged by the enthusiasm and full support for the Conference
by Hon. Serapio Rukundo, the newly appointed Minister of State
for Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities, and other stakeholders of
the Ugandan tourism industry involved in the planning and
Theme of the conference is:
Building Strategic Alliances for Sustainable Tourism Development,
Reconciliation on the African Continent.
Conference Goals are to:
Further Public and
Government awareness of the central role of tourism in sustainable wealth
creation, cultural enrichment, and preservation of biodiversity on the
international public appreciation of Africa’s positive attributes including
its rich mosaic of peoples, cultures, and biodiversity.
Identify and develop
strategies for expanding market opportunities in Asia, Europe, North
America, and domestic markets.
facilitate collaborative public – private sector – donor – NGO and civil
society strategies for new product development.
that contribute to reconciliation, peace and sustainable wealth creation in
regions that have experienced conflict.
Louis D'Amore, IIPT Founder and
President announcing the 4th IIPT African Conference on the World Stage, Opening
Day of World Travel Market, London
Hon. Daudi Migereko, then Minister of
Trade, Tourism and Wildlife, Uganda and Louis D’Amore, IIPT Founder sign
© Pattaya News
The Conference will bring
together senior African executives from both the public and
private sectors of tourism, as well as NGOs, donor agencies,
educators, policy makers, leading practitioners, entrepreneurs,
future leaders of the industry, and senior representatives of
related sectors including environment, culture and economic
In addition to plenary
sessions with keynote speakers, the Conference program will
include concurrent sessions and workshops with presentations of
“Success Stories” and “Models of Best Practice.” An Educators
Forum, Youth Leadership Forum and for the first time – A
Traditional Leaders Forum, will also be integral to the
Conference. Pre-Conference Training Workshops on selected topics
are also planned.
Persons wishing to nominate
"Success Stories” and "Models of Best Practice" for presentation
on the program are invited to
send project descriptions via email to
IIPT Partner in 3rd Annual World Tourism Forum
IIPT was again a proud partner in
Destinations 2006 - the Third World Tourism Forum for Peace and Sustainable
Development held November 29th to December 2nd in Porto
Donald King, President, King's Travel Service
and IIPT Board of Directors Member
Daphne Lowe Kelley,
IIPT Australia Chapter President
This was the strongest IIPT presence to
date with participation by IIPT Founder and President Louis D’Amore who chaired
two sessions on Tourism for Peace, IIPT Board member Donald King, and Daphne
Lowe-Kelley, President of IIPT Australia Chapter.
Donald King spoke on the launch of
IIPT’s travel division World Peace Travel (WPT) and the success of the Muscat
Festival Tour. Daphne Lowe-Kelley spoke of IIPT’s activities in Australia
including the recent successful 3rd Australian Conference and the
Peace through Tourism course being offered at the University of Sydney by IIPT
members Professors Lynne Anne Blanchard and Freya Higgins-Desbiolles.
The Forum provided a
global exchange of experiences, strategies and innovative solutions promoting
sustainable tourism, social, and economic development. Theme of the event is
“alliance among business, governments & social organizations changing the
destinies of people, communities and nations”.
of both governmental and inter-governmental agencies and the third sector,
entrepreneurs and professionals the tourism,
as well as scholars and
students from more than 60 countries, were brought together to discuss and
disseminate good practices.
Destinations 2006 was
the third and last World Tourism Forum to be held in Brazil. As of 2008, the
Forum will have another host country. A highlight of Destinations2006 was the
closing ceremony, in which the achievements and advances accomplished in Brazil
during the three annual Forums 2004-2006 were assessed.
Travel Tour to
The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan
to February 26, 2007 , Sacred Himalaya Travel will host the first World
Peace Travel Tour to the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.
World Peace Travel (WPT), in cooperation with selected
tour partners who share the IIPT vision that “Every traveler is potentially an
‘Ambassador for Peace’” and our goal of “Making travel and tourism the world’s
first global peace industry,” will be offering specifically crafted tours
towards these purposes.
The Muscat Festival Tour--the first pilot offering
in the WPT line-up, proved to be an inspiring experience for all who took part.
The Bhutan Tour in collaboration with Sacred Himalaya Travel is World Peace
Travel's second offering. More tours are planned for 2007.
Tucked into the folds of the rugged Eastern
Himalayas--blessed with some of the world's highest and youngest mountains,
glacial lakes, and an intricate network of forests rich with life--Bhutan is one
of the world's most beautiful environmental jewels.
Bhutan is under the guidance of a wise King,
who balances material and spiritual development and uniquely governs for
his country’s Gross National Happiness. Informed by Buddhist beliefs and
values this tiny Kingdom is cared for with respect. Ever-present are the
sounds of fluttering prayer flags, a soft rush of rivers and the
frequent laughter of its people. This journey offers participants a deep
inner and outer experience of peace.
We’ll cross spectacular mountain passes and
have many opportunities to meet the warm hearted, fun loving Bhutanese
people. Visit Bhutan’s monasteries and with special arrangements offer
peace blessings. Join with Punakha’s local sacred festival where
villagers come in their finest clothes and happiest spirits.
Primary School Students,
detailed itinerary, click here for the IIPT
World Peace Travel Tour link. The tour is
limited to 12 guests. For more information please contact :
Winter fields on the
walk to temple, Chime Lhakhang
Tshetem Norbu and
Your Support with One Earth One Family
IIPT Plaques and Gift Cards
Created exclusively for IIPT, both items
display the IIPT Credo of the Peaceful Traveler
and Art Piece by R. Padre Johnson.
The Credo of the Peaceful Traveler puts
forth an ethical travel philosophy for travelers to abide by. The IIPT
Credo of the Peaceful Traveler was the inspiration of a very special person at
the IIPT First Global Conference: Tourism - A Vital Force for Peace, Vancouver
1988. We have respected the author's request to remain annonymous. The IIPT
Credo has since spread across the travel and tourism industry worldwide.
The One Earth One Family art piece
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Johnson provides a view of our incredible earth from outer space, surrounded by the open
faces of 25 children and adults from different cultures. Each portrait represents an important visual statement
about the unique and interesting facial difference in each individual, the
culture and ethnicity each represents, and the limitless threads of common
humanity that draws all citizens of our planet more closely together as one
These items will remind all who see or
receive them of what a privilege it is to travel freely throughout the world and
the opportunity they have as they travel to be ambassadors of international
understanding, good will and peace. These items will be admired and appreciated
by everyone who sees them in your office, place of business or home.
Costs are $200 (US) plus shipping for an Acrylic
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To order online or by fax/mail, please visit our website:
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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.
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