Choir sings Jambo to ATA and IIPT delegates at Africa's Peace Through Tourism Conference. Photo by Robert Eilets.

3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism
Pattaya, Thailand, Oct. 2-5, 2005

The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) is honored to invite your participation in the 3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism being held at the award winning Royal Cliff Beach Resort, Pattaya, Thailand, October 2-5, 2005. 

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. It is being organized by the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT); supported by the Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB); and with the support of the World Tourism Organization (WTO). The Theme of the Summit is: One Earth, One Family: Travel and Tourism - Serving a Higher Purpose.  The Aim of the Summit is to develop a 21st Century Agenda for Peace through Tourism that addresses key global issues of our time including

A sustained travel industry response to economic and social re-vitalization of tsunami affected areas;

Promoting cultural and international understanding, tolerance, and cooperation;

Poverty reduction;

Healing the wounds of conflict;

Ecological enhancement and preservation of biodiversity.

The Summit seeks to facilitate strategic partnerships and alliances among governments,

the private sector, donor agencies, and NGOs to achieve these goals.  The program

is designed to demonstrate and share information on current initiatives that

are contributing to a 21st Century Agenda for Peace through Tourism.

Special Focus on Travel Industry Response to Post-Tsunami Revitalization:

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 revitalization

of tsunami affected countries in support of the Pacific Asia Travel Association


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. The

Summit will also feature a workshop where the actions and strategies brought

forward in the plenary session will be discussed further an 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.


In addition to Plenary sessions with prominent keynote speakers, the Summit

program includes concurrent sessions with presentations of "Success Stories"

and "Models of Best Practice" on a range of topics.  Also, a series of special

Forums and Meetings are scheduled for Sunday, October 2nd. Forums are: Educators

Forum - Youth Leadership Forum - Young Professionals Forum &endash; and Forums on

Community Tourism -Inter-Faith Dialogue- and Cultural Tourism.  Meetings of

the IIPT Coalition of Partners for World Peace through Tourism, and IIPT Chapters

will also be held on Sunday, October 2nd. All registered delegates are welcome

to both the forums and meetings.


Call for Success Stories & Best Practices:

Persons interested in presenting a Success Story or Model of Best Practice

are invited to send a one page abstract to: summit2005@iipt.org.  Abstracts

are requested by August 15.  We look forward to receiving your ideas for presentation.



The 3rd Global Summit will bring together senior executives from all sectors

of the travel and tourism industry, public and private; donor agencies and

NGO's; leading educators, researchers, practitioners, entrepreneurs, future

leaders of the industry; and senior representatives from related sectors including: Culture, Sport, Environment, and Sustainable Economic Development.



Delegates may submit registration online, by fax, or regular mail. For more

details, visit www.iipt.org/3rdglobalsummit/and click on Register, in the top

far right on the blue banner bar, when online.


Should you be affiliated with an organization that would like to partner with

IIPT, we invite you to learn more about becoming a Coalition Partner or Supporting

Organization.  Please contact us for more details on partnership opportunities.



IIPT is proud to have the following Sponsors of the 3rd Global Summit on Peace

through Tourism: Resorts Condominiums International (RCI), Reed Travel Exhibitions,

and ETurbo News.  Should you be interested in learning more about Summit Sponsorship

opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact us.




The 3rd Global Summit builds on the foundations of 16 previous IIPT Conferences

and Summits:


• Global Summits in Amman (2000) and Geneva (2003);


• African Conferences on Peace through Tourism in Mpumalanga Province, South

Africa (2001), Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (2003); and Lusaka, Zambia (2005);


• Earlier Global Conferences in Vancouver (1988), Montreal (1994), Glasgow

(1999) and;

• Smaller conferences and symposia in Italy, Turkey, Greece, Australia, the

Caribbean, Pakistan, Israel, United States and United Kingdom.


For more details on the Summit, please visit our website: www.iipt.org/3rdglobalsummit/ 

Information about the Summit is also found in our most recent newsletter posted

online at http://www.iipt.org/newsletter/IIPTJuly2005-2.html.


Your assistance in promoting the Summit through your various networks would

be greatly appreciated.

We look forward to your joining us in Thailand and your collaboration in Building

a Culture of Peace through Tourism.  


Louis DAmore

IIPT Founder and President

International Institute for Peace through Tourism

685 Cottage Club Road, Unit #13

Stowe, VT  05672, USA

Web: www.iipt.org/3rdglobalsummit/

Email: summit@iipt.org

Tel: 1.802.253.2658

Fax: 1.802.253.2645