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[From left to right] Ms. Fiona Jeffery, Chair, World Travel Market; Dr. Dawid de Villiers, Chairman, UN World Tourism Organization Strategic Group, and Special Adviser to the UNWTO Secretary-General on Ethical Matters; Ms. Janice Antonson, Chair, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA); Mr. Chris Russo, President and CEO, American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA); Ms. Michele McKenzie, Chair, Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC); Mr. Dennis Castleman, Vice President, Inter-governmental Affairs, Travel Industry Association of America (TIA); Ms. Hulya Aslantas, President, SKAL International; David Jones, Director General, World Youth, Student & Educational Travel Confederation (WYSE); Mr. Birger Bäckman, Senior Advisor, United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations (UFTAA).

The Next 20 Years.
IIPT in Europe
IIPT in Africa

From the Editor and Publisher of Air Highways and Africa Travel Magazine

"We have worked with IIPT founder Louis D'Amore during the formative years since he launched this exciting program in Vancouver, BC Canada, our home city. We are proud to support the IIPT in matters of such great historical significance."
Jerry W. Bird

Asia/ South Pacific:
Air China
Air India
Japan Air
Air New Zealand
Air Pacific
Air Tahiti Nui
Cathay Pacific
China Southern
Korean Airlines
Malaysian Airlines
Oasis Airlines
Philippine Airlines
Singapore Airlines

Alaska Airlines
Aloha Airlines
American Airlines
America West
Continental Airlines
Delta Airlines
Northwest Airlines
United Airlines


Air Canada
Air Transat

Air France
Alitalia Airlines
British Airways
Iceland Air
KLM Royal Dutch
SN Brussels
Virgin Atlantic

Air Namibia
Air Mauritius
Air Tanzania
Air Zimbabwe
Cameroon Airlines
Ethiopian Airways
Ghana Airways
Kenya Airways
Royal Air Maroc
South African Airways
Zambian Airways

Middle East:
El Al
Gulf Air
Qatar Airways
Royal Jordanian

The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) 10th annual featured event at World Travel Market:

Peace through Tourism:

The Next Twenty Years

Tuesday, November 11, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM

You will recognize November 11 as a particularly symbolic date - together with the symbolism of the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month. This year is the precise 90th anniversary of the end of World War I - the "War to end all wars."

Nine million people were killed in what has been called the "Great War." Yet, as history has shown, another 100 million people were killed in the remaining 82 years of the 20th century as a result of conflict - most of them innocent men, women and children. We have begun this 21st Century with conflict that has now gone on longer than that first "Great War."

Featured speakers who will share their insights, ideas, ideals - and vision on tourism's contribution to peace in the next 20 years will include:

IIPT 20th Anniversary

2008 is also the 20th anniversary of the First Global Conference: Tourism - A Vital Force for Peace, Vancouver 1988 - giving us the basis for our theme:

Peace through Tourism: The Next Twenty Years

As well, November 8-11 is the precise 8th Anniversary of our 1st Global Summit on Peace though Tourism, Amman 2000 and launch of the IIPT Global Peace Parks Program from Bethany Beyond the Jordan, site of Christ's baptism, precisely on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month, in the 1st year of the new Millennium.

I look forward to your joining us in IIPT's continuing efforts towards "Building a Culture of Peace and Sustainability through Tourism" as a legacy of our generation - to future generations.

With best personal regards,

Louis D'Amore

IIPT Founder and President