Travel Officially Launched at THETRADESHOW
Division, World Peace Travel (WPT), was officially launched at THETRADESHOW
2006 (Travel Retailing and Destination Expo) this past month in
Orlando, Florida. The
announcement was made at a Media Conference by IIPT Board member Donald King,
President, King Travel, together with Kathy Sudeikis, ASTA President and IIPT
Advisory Board member.
Peace Travel, 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.
Festival Tour--the first pilot offering in the WPT line-up,
proved to be an inspiring experience for all who took part.
Additional tours will be announced shortly.
Kathy Sudeikis, ASTA
President and IIPT Advisory Board Member
Donald King, President, King's Travel Service
and IIPT Board of Directors Member
IIPT was most proud to be a sponsor of THETRADESHOW’s debut in Orlando this
past month. For three days, more than 4,900 attendees from more than 67
countries gathered at the Orange County Convention Center for one-on-one
business appointments, travel seminars, exhibits and to meet client
prospects at Consumer Day. THETRADESHOW reported more than 1,617
travel buyers having attended, as well as 1,340 exhibitors, 1,816
consumers and 141 media and guests.
Clearly, the mission of IIPT in “Building a Culture of Peace through
Tourism” has never been more important. The participation of IIPT and
its members in THETRADESHOW 2006
served to encourage other attendees to join with us in “Building a
Culture of Peace through Tourism.” IIPT Founder and President Louis
D’Amore said, “It is only through travel and people-to-people encounters
that we can come to realize the full significance of our
inter-connectedness and common future in an ever shrinking Global
is an annual global and inclusive in-depth networking and educational
event uniting under one roof travel suppliers and buyers from all over
the world, representing every segment of the travel and tourism
industry. THETRADESHOW is powered by the American Society of Travel
Agents (ASTA), the world’s largest association of travel agents with
more than 20,000 members. Contact: Kristina Rundquist/Ayanna Canty
Network Brings “Ray of Hope” to Tanzania Classroom
the summer of 2006, The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT)
– Youth Network in collaboration with Miracle Corners of the World (MCW) and
Lions Club of Dar-es-Salaam City, organized the “Ray of Hope” service project in
The service project took place at the Kibada Primary School, an elementary
school which has 560 students, and has grade one to seven. The school is located
at the Kigamboni area, which is a part of the city of Dar-es-Salaam.
Kibada Primary School
Children of Kibada School
IIPT, with the help of well wishers and friends donated USD 820, towards the
Kibada Primary School development project. The donation was used towards
building a classroom and desks for the students.
The school requires a lot of infrastructure uplift and educational resources to
provide students a conducive learning environment.
Your donation truly made a difference for the children of Tanzania and
will benefit many young people for years to come.
If you would like to know further progress on the project and would like
to donate, please contact us at email@example.com for more
May god bless you, and May Peace Prevail on Earth.
Your partners in Peace - Yours sincerely,
Nishit H. Charadva
IIPT Project Coordinator
MCW Project Coordinator
IIPT Proud Partner in
Outstanding Success of
African Diaspora Heritage Trail Conference, Bermuda
proud to be a Partner in the hugely successful 2nd African Diaspora Heritage
Travel Conference “Linking our Futures” held in Bermuda from September 27 –
co-chairs Danny Glover and Dr. Raddell Tankard of Bermuda were joined by more
than 300 government leaders, academics, media personalities, and travel
professionals from the Caribbean, Africa, the U.S. and Canada who shared their
philosophies, resources, insights, passion and inspiration in continuing to
build the African Diaspora Heritage Trail.
It was at
the First Global Summit on Peace through Tourism in Amman, Jordan,
November 2000 where
he participated as a Keynote Speaker that the late Hon. David H. Allen was
inspired with an idea – an idea that he nurtured in the months ahead into what
was to become “The African Diaspora Heritage Trail” (ADHT).
Within six months, in the Spring of 2001, the ADHT was launched as a self-guided
tour in Bermuda. It was endorsed a month later by the Africa Travel Association
(ATA) and IIPT at the ATA annual conference in Cape Town, South Africa, and
subsequently presented in its full concept for the first time at the 1st IIPT
African Conference on Peace through Tourism in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga Province,
South Africa, March 2002.
Hon. David Allen, the late Minister of
In May 2002, Hon. David H. Allen’s inspired idea took full
flight with international support at the First African Diaspora
Heritage Trail Conference in Bermuda. In Hon. David Allen’s own
words: “The aim of the African Diaspora Heritage Trail is to
identify, conserve, and promote historic sites linked with the
development and progress of people of African descent.” He went
on to say, “The transatlantic slave trade transported more than
four million Africans to North America and the Caribbean over a
span of nearly four centuries. As such, the African Diaspora
left an indelible mark behind that links nations together with a
common historical and cultural bond. It is time that we explore
these bonds and create a trail that examines our shared
Dr. The Honorable Ewart Brown, JP, MP, Bermuda’s Deputy Premier
of Tourism and Transport
Deputy Premier and Minister of Tourism and Transport, Dr. the Hon. Ewart F.
Brown, J.P., M.P. courageously re-ignited the torch in 2004 and fully
re-committed the Bermuda Government to Hon. David H. Allen’s vision of an
African Diaspora Heritage Trail.
African Diaspora Heritage Trail (ADHT) is a unified cross-border cultural
tourism initiative to educate visitors, enhance economic viability of African
Diaspora countries, and conserve the essence of African descent, culture and
history. The 2nd African Diaspora Heritage Trail Conference has served to
facilitate long term relationships between Bermuda and the Caribbean, African
nations, North America and South America.
It will now continue
to bring together the best minds to gather annually to discuss heritage and
cultural issues pertinent to tourism, culture, education, economic development
and improvement of the quality of life within host communities.
IIPT To Be
Adventures in Travel Expo
The International Institute
for Peace (IIPT) through Tourism will be featured at the inaugural
Adventures in Travel Expo in Sydney, Australia, November 24-26.
IIPT seminars at the Adventure in Travel Expo will be
led by IIPT Australia President Daphne Lowe Kelley together with other IIPT
representatives who will share IIPT’s vision of travel and tourism, the world’s
largest industry, becoming the world’s first global peace industry - together
with the belief that every traveler is potentially an "Ambassador for Peace,”
and IIPT’s goal of mobilizing the travel and tourism industry as a major
economic force in reducing poverty.
Daphne Lowe Kelley,
IIPT Australia Chapter President
Participants in the seminars
will receive invaluable information on efforts designed to build a
‘Culture of Peace through Tourism’ while creating added awareness of the
social, cultural, environmental, and economic benefits of travel. They
will be challenged with case studies and tangible examples highlighting
the vital roles travelers and host communities can play in creating a
more equitable and peaceful world.
IIPT Australia president Daphne
Lowe Kelley believes that by adopting the Credo of the Peaceful
Traveller, more Australian travelers will become “Ambassadors for
For more information on the IIPT
seminars at the Adventures in Travel Expo Australia please contact
International Institute for Peace Through Tourism
685 Cottage Club Road,
Unit 13, Stowe, VT 05672
Tel: +1 802 253 2658 • Fax: +1 802 253 2645
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:
Tel: (802) 253-2658
Fax: (802) 253-2645
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