This past month, the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) organized its inaugural ‘Diplomats for Peace’ event recognizing and celebrating the critical role of Diplomats in nurturing peace and harmony throughout the world. The first-ever event was presented by VFS Global, the world’s leading visa facilitation agency and TravelBiz Monitor, India’s premier Travel, Read More

IIPT Founder and President, Louis D’Amore used the occasion of the UNWTO  Conference in Jamaica this past week to announce the new dates for the Global Summit: Sustainable Tourism for Development and Peace being co-organized by the UN World Tourism Organization and the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT). The Summit will now be held 27-30, Read More

Peace Through Tourism is now including China. After the recently concluded UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu, the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism launched the IIPT Global Peace Parks Project with the dedication of Pu’er Sun River National Park as an IIPT International Peace Park in collaboration with the China Chamber of Tourism. Dignitaries, Read More

For many years, I have been traveling the world and filming for my various travel TV series, and contributed articles and releases to this website, in order to communicate the positive and beautiful aspects of our world. Therefore, it gives me tremendous pleasure to be a newly minted Charter member of the International Institute if Peace, Read More

IIPT President, Dr. Louis D’Amore was honored to speak at the recent 4th World Forum on Intercultural Dialogue hosted by Azerbaijan in the beautiful city of Baku, 5 & 6 May. Dr. D’Amore spoke on a distinguished panel coordinated by Mr. Amr Abdel Ghaffar, Advisor to the Secretary General, UNWTO on Tourism and Peace,, Read More

IIPT has launched a Global Peace Parks Project for its 30th anniversary year with a goal of 2,000 IIPT Peace Parks circling the earth by 21 September 2017 – the UN International Day of Peace. The Global Peace Parks Project builds on the success of IIPT’s 1992 “Peace Parks across Canada” Project commemorating Canada’s 125th, Read More

The UNWTO – IIPT Global Summit website is now open for registration at:    The official conference of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development will begin with the Welcome Reception, Sunday evening September 17 with the Opening ceremony taking place Monday morning, 18 September and continuing Monday and Tuesday, 18 and, Read More

Juergen T. Steinmetz, chairman of the International Coalition of Tourism Partner issued the following statement: “Yesterday we were all Jordanians, today we’re all Berliners.” On behalf of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners, I would like to extend our sympathy and condolences to the victims and their loved ones involved in yesterday’s criminal attack in Jordan,, Read More

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt are organizing the 5th Global Summit on City Tourism: “Cities: Local Culture for Global Travellers” on 1-2 November 2016 in Luxor. During the summit, UNWTO will launch the Mayors for Tourism Initiative. Tourism has become a central component of the, Read More

Donald King, Ambassador at Large for the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT), and his wife Lynne will be leading a special “Travel for Peace” tour to Jordan 14-23 March, 2017.  Collaborating with IIPT will be Airline Ambassadors International (AAI) with the intent of visiting Syrian refugee camps during the tour and providing medical, Read More