3rd IIPT Global Summit on Peace Through Tourism To Address Key Global Issues
Travel and Tourism industry leaders from more than 50 countries will gather at the Royal Cliff Resort and Conference Center, Pattaya, Thailand, October 2-5 to address the inter-dependent linkages of tourism and global issues including international terrorism, natural disasters and poverty reduction.
The Summit theme is: One Earth One Family: Travel and Tourism – Serving a Higher Purpose. Within the context of this theme – leaders from government, industry, U.N. and development agencies, and Non-Government Organizations (NGO’s) will come together to debate: A Strategic Tourism Industry Response to International Terrorism; Preparedness and Response to Natural Disasters; Poverty Reduction; Healing the Wounds of Conflict through Tourism, Culture and Sport; and the Role of Tourism in Advancing the U.N. Millennium Development Goals.
The Summit aim is to develop a 21st Century Agenda for Peace through Tourism that addresses these key global issues. Concurrent sessions and workshops featuring nearly a hundred speakers and resource persons will go deeper into each of these topics and others demonstrating through “Success Stories” and Models of “Best Practice” – how tourism is making contribution in each of these areas – and how we can do more through sharing information and partnering.
A further goal of the Summit is to forge an Asia-Africa Bridge of Tourism, Friendship and Collaboration. Towards this end, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) will be signed between the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and the Africa Travel Association (ATA).
World leaders and statesmen in the travel and tourism industry will be featured as keynote speakers, as well as leaders from the areas of Culture, Environment, Sport, Poverty Reduction and Sustainable Development. The full Summit Program is available at: www.iipt.org/3rdglobalsummit/program%20details.htm
The Summit 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). Sponsors include: Resorts Condominiums International (RCI), Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE); Africa Travel Association; Republic of Uganda and Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources, Republic of Zambia; and Media Sponsors: eTurboNews, Travel World News, World Tourism Directory, Africa Travel Magazine, Travel Weekly, Tourism & Wildlife India, Travel Talk Radio, and Pattaya Mail.
More than 40 prestigious international organizations have announced their support for the Summit. This is in addition to 40 major international organizations that are members of the IIPT Coalition of Partners for World Peace through Tourism. Members of both ‘Supporting Organizations’ and IIPT’s Coalition of Partners are entitled to special discounted registration fees.
International organizations who are interested in supporting the 3rd Global Summit – its theme, aim and goals, are invited to contact IIPT, Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summit Outcomes will include a “21st Century Agenda for Peace through Tourism” in support of the U.N. Decade of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World and the Millennium Development Goals.