The 4th IIPT African Conference, under the patronage of H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni, President, Republic of Uganda, will be held in Kampala, Uganda from 20 to 25 May 2007. The Conference, being organized in partnership with the Africa Travel Association (ATA), is in support of the UN Decade of Peace and Non-Violence for the Children of the World and the UN Millennium Development Goals.
In announcing the dates of the Conference, IIPT Founder and President Louis D?Amore said, "We anticipate that this will be our most important and successful African conference to date. We have spent the past year fostering relationships in support of the conference with the aim of not only debating its theme and goals but to building partnerships that will act on them.
The theme of the conference is:
Building Strategic Alliances for Sustainable Tourism Development,
Peace and Reconciliation on the African Continent.
The Conference Goals are to:
Further Public and Government awareness of the central role of tourism in sustainable wealth creation, cultural enrichment, and preservation of biodiversity on the African Continent.
Enhance international public appreciation of Africa?s positive attributes including its rich mosaic of peoples, cultures, and biodiversity.
Identify and develop strategies for expanding market opportunities in Asia, Europe, North America, and domestic markets.
Encourage and facilitate collaborative public private sector donor NGO and civil society strategies for new product development.
Foster initiatives that contribute to reconciliation, peace and sustainable wealth creation in regions that have experienced conflict.
Further information: http://www.iipt.org