STOWE, Vermont, USA – IIPT was most proud to have Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu as Patron of the IIPT World Symposium: Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful Communities and Nations through Tourism, Culture and Sport recently held at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, South Africa. Following is the text of his video-taped message welcoming delegates of the Symposium, Read More

“Culture has a direct role in securing one’s roots – it is a bond that dramatically leads to conservation, safeguarding tangible and intangible heritage” – HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Chairman of the Commission for Tourism and Antiquities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. “Island nations depend on tourism, and tourism, Read More

“Culture has a direct role in securing one’s roots – it is a bond that dramatically leads to conservation, safeguarding tangible and intangible heritage” – HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, Chairman of the Commission for Tourism and Antiquities of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. “Island nations depend on tourism, and tourism, Read More

  By Bea Broda, Johannesburg, S. Africa, Feb. 18, 2015: This is a session moderated by Dr. Patrick Kalifungwa. Conflicts can be caused by community divides that escalate. Several specialists presented their views on this issue at the IIPT World Symposium, as well as how their countries overcame conflict and are in the process, Read More

by Bea Broda: Johannesburg, South Africa, February 17, 2015: Minister of Tourism of Seychelles, Alain St. Ange and President of ICTP, Geoffrey Lipman spoke on a panel at the IIPT World Symposium about Regional and Sectoral Perspectives Driving Peace through Tourism. The following are notes from the highlights of the points made by each advocate, Read More

By Bea Broda: Ekurhuleni, South Africa , Feb. 17, 2015: The opening ceremony of the IIPT World Symposium that is taking place in Ekurhuleni, South Africa was opened by a taped message from Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The message was followed by speeches from significant leaders is tourism and the following are the highlights of, Read More

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  Momentum continues to build towards the IIPT World Symposium: Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful Communities and Nations through Tourism, Culture and Sport being held in Ekurhuleni, South Africa (adjacent to Johannesburg International Airport) February 16-19, 2015. VIDEO INVITATION TO COME TO THE CONFERENCE Delegates from more than 30 nations have registered for the World Symposium that, Read More

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It was awe-inspiring for me to have been present at the re-dedication of Victoria Falls as a peace park in 2011, and this stunning park has been dedicated once again. IIPT (The International Institute of Peace through Tourism) is honored to announce the re-naming of the IIPT International Peace Park at Victoria Falls as the IIPT, Read More

Naomi King, the widow of Rev. A. D. King, the only brother of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., will travel to South Africa to participate in the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) World Symposium: Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful Communities and Nations through Tourism, Culture and Sport. The event is being held in, Read More

Stowe, Vermont, USA – IIPT Founder and President, Louis D’Amore announced  that Cassandra (Cassie) De Pecol will be a special guest at the IIPT World Symposium: Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful Communities and Nations through Tourism, Culture and Sport being held at Emperors Palace, Ekurhuleni, South Africa, February 16-19, 2015. The Symposium will honor the, Read More