2006 Issue

World Peace Travel Officially Launched at THETRADESHOW

ASTA - Dedicated to the Business of Selling Travel

IIPT’s Travel 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.


World 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.

The Muscat 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 Village.”

THETRADESHOW 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 703-739-8710, pr@thetradeshow.org

IIPT Youth Network Brings “Ray of Hope” to Tanzania Classroom

In 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 Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania.

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 iiptyouth@gmail.com for more information.


May god bless you, and May Peace Prevail on Earth.


Your partners in Peace - Yours sincerely,


Nishit H. Charadva

IIPT Project Coordinator




Amani Mende

MCW Project Coordinator

Desks Donated

IIPT Proud Partner in Outstanding Success of
African Diaspora Heritage Trail Conference, Bermuda

IIPT was proud to be a Partner in the hugely successful 2nd African Diaspora Heritage Travel Conference “Linking our Futures” held in Bermuda from September 27 – October 1.

Conference 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.

Danny Glover

Hon. David Allen, the late Minister of Tourism, Bermuda

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 history.”

Dr. The Honorable Ewart Brown, JP, MP, Bermuda’s Deputy Premier and Minister
of Tourism and Transport

Bermuda 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.

The 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 Showcased at
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 Peace.”

For more information on the IIPT seminars at the Adventures in Travel Expo Australia please contact Daphne at:  lowekelley@bigpond.com

International Institute for Peace Through Tourism
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Tel: +1 802 253 2658 • Fax: +1 802 253 2645


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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