Support Building for 3rd Global Summit on Peace Through Tourism

Twenty-five prestigious international organizations have indicated their support for the 3rd Global Summit on Peace through Tourism to be held Oct. 2-5, 2005 at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort and Conference Center, Pattaya, Thailand.
Theme of the Summit is ?One Earth One Family: Travel & Tourism ? Serving a Higher Purpose.? Its aim is to develop a 21st Century Agenda for Peace through Tourism that addresses key global issues of our time including: poverty reduction; healing the wounds of conflict; promoting international understanding, tolerance and cooperation; environmental enhancement and preservation of biodiversity; and a sustained travel industry response to the social and economic revitalization of tsunami affected countries.

Supporting organizations include: International Association of Tour Managers (IATM), Meeting Professionals International (MPI), The International Ecotourism Society (TIES), Travel Industry Association of America (TIA), Partners for Livable Communities,
Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA), Association of Travel Marketing Executives, Global Citizens Network (GCN), American Hospitality Academy (AHA), Ambassadors for Children, International Society of Travel & Tourism Educators (ISTTE), U.S. ICOMOS and CHRIE, and others.

Dr. Kim Hak Su, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) will be a featured keynote speaker Supporting organizations are in addition to the more than 30 major international organizations who are members of IIPT?s Coalition of Partners for World Peace through Tourism and their on-going contribution in ?Building a Culture of Peace through Tourism.? 

IIPT welcomes other international organizations who are interested in supporting the 3rd Global Summit ? its theme, aims and goals, to contact IIPT.

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.  Concurrent sessions and workshops will be held on a range of topics related to the aim and goals of the Summit.

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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. 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).
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