International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT)

The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) was born in 1986, the UN International Year of Peace with a vision of Travel and Tourism becoming the world’s first “Global Peace Industry” – an industry that promotes and supports the belief that every traveler is potentially an “Ambassador for Peace.”

Since its First Global Conference, Tourism – A Vital Force for Peace, Vancouver 1988 -IIPT has promoted a paradigm for a “Higher Purpose of Tourism” – a paradigm that includes the role of tourism in:
• Promoting international understanding
• Collaboration among nations
• Protecting the environment and preserving biodiversity
• Enhancing cultures and valuing heritage
• Sustainable development
• Poverty Reduction, and
• Healing Wounds of Conflict.