STOWE, Vt. --
The International Institute for Peace Through
Tourism (IIPT) has secured the commitment of 25 organizations as
supporters of the Third Global Summit on Peace Through Tourism.
The confab is
planned for Oct. 2 to 5 at the Royal Cliff Beach Resort and
Conference Center in Pattaya, Thailand.
Included on the list
are the Association of Retail Travel Agents, the Association of
Travel Marketing Executives and the Global Citizens Network. The
supporting organizations are in addition to more than 30
organizations that are members of the IIPTs Coalition of Partners
for World Peace through Tourism.
According to IIPT,
the goal of the conference is to create a 21st century Agenda for
Peace through Tourism, including strategies for using tourism to
help with economic revitalization of Tsunami-affected regions,
poverty reduction, healing the wounds of conflict, promoting
cultural understanding and ecological enhancement.
information, log onto www.iipt.org.
the reporter who wrote this article, send e-mail to David Cogswell
at [email protected].