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Flashback 2003: Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) to be Partner in Upcoming IIPT African Conference on Peace through Tourism, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

December 7-12, 2003

Washington DC: The Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) has announced that it will partner with the International Institute of Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) and Africa Travel Association (ATA) for the Second IIPT African Conference on Peace Through Tourism, to be held December 7-12, 2003 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The Conference is being hosted by Tanzania's Ministry of Natural Resources and Tourism (MNRT) and represents a continuation (on an expanding regional level) of the Second IIPT Global Summit on Peace Through Tourism held recently in Geneva, February 5-8, 2003.

Theme of the Conference is: Community Tourism - Gateway to Poverty Reduction

CCA President Stephen Hayes stated, "Travel is an essential engine for African economic success, and - as IIPT and ATA recognize - for the promotion of global peace and understanding. CCA is proud to partner with both organizations to further strengthen ties between the tourism industry and businesses invested in Africa."

According to ATA Executive Director, Mira Berman, "ATA is one of the founding members of IIPT's 'Coalition of Partners for Peace Through Tourism,' and IIPT has been an integral part of ATA annual congresses and ecotourism projects for the past four years. It is very significant that, for the first time, the Corporate Council on Africa (CCA) has joined IIPT and ATA as a partner for the Peace Through Tourism Conference in Dar es Salaam.

IIPT President and Founder Lou D'Amore said, "The aim of the Conference is to mobilize travel and tourism - the world's largest industry - as a leading force for poverty reduction in Africa; and to develop partnerships, implementation strategies and action initiatives that will contribute towards this end." He also stated that "The Outcome of the Conference will be an "Action Agenda" - a '21st Century Agenda for Peace through Tourism' with a focus on implementation of strategic initiatives and pilot projects that empower local communities to achieve jobs with dignity and sustainable futures."


About IIPT: Founded in 1986, the IIPT is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering and facilitating tourism initiatives which 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. IIPT is based on a vision of travel and tourism becoming the world's first Global Peace Industry.

About CCA: CCA, established in 1993, is Washington DC-based non-partisan, non-profit membership organization of corporations dedicated to strengthening and facilitating economic and commercial relationships between African and American corporations, organizations and individuals.

About ATA: The ATA is the international professional travel industry association for Africa. Headquartered in New York City, with chapters throughout the United States, Canada and Africa, is a non-profit, non-political and educational organization established in 1975 to promote tourism to the continent of Africa. The primary objective is to promote the tourist attractions of the Continent and educate all interested travel agents, meeting and conference planners, group tour organizers and incentive companies about the products and services offered by the tourism industry in Africa.

More Information

For more information on the IIPT Second African Conference on Peace Through Tourism and to Register:; tel. 802 253-2658; Fax 802 253-2645.