ICTP members are invited to be part of the growing movement to make travel and tourism the “world’s first global peace industry”


IIPT/Skal Travel for Peace Campaign


All ICTP members are invited to be part of the growing movement to make travel and tourism the “world’s first global peace industry” by becoming a charter member of the
IIPT/Skal International “Travel for Peace Campaign.”  A one-time contribution of US$ 350.00 includes opportunity to use and distribute the copyrighted “IIPT Credo of the Peaceful Traveler”

and the iconic Padre Johnson portrait of the Global Family – “One Earth One Family.” Logo and website of charter members will be included in the “Travel for Peace” website.

Interested ICTP members are invited to send an email to IIPT President, Louis D’Amore, email:  ljd@iipt.org – Subject: Travel for Peace Campaign – Charter Membership.

At the recent World Expeditions’ Responsible Travel Symposium in Toronto, IIPT Founder and President, Louis D’Amore announced the IIPT/Skal International “Travel for Peace Campaign” and World Expeditions as the first charter member.

Louis D’Amore presenting IIPT Plaque with Credo of the Peaceful Traveler and image of the Global Family to Nathalie Gauthier, World Expeditions North American manager.

Also in the photo: Jeremy Campbell, Intuitive Expeditions on the left; Donna Lawrence, World Expeditions; sustainability advocate, to the right of Mr. D’Amore; Kevin MacDonald, University of Toronto and Melissa Matlow, World Animal Protection.

The IIPT/Skal International Travel for Peace Campaign will invite all Travel Agents, Tour Operators, Hotel Companies, Airlines, Cruise Lines and Travel Publications to become members of the campaign and join in the movement to encourage travelers around the world to be Ambassadors for Peace by practicing the IIPT Credo of the Peaceful Traveler and the travel ethic inherent in the belief that we are “One Earth One Family.”

PeacefMembers will be asked to distribute the copyrighted IIPT Credo of the Peaceful Traveler along with the iconic “Portrait of the Global Family” by renown artist Padre Johnson.

The program aim is to create awareness among all travelers that the privilege of traveling provides them with a unique opportunity to learn more about our common home – planet earth, the wonder of its natural beauty, its many diverse peoples, cultures and heritage – and in the process to foster mutual respect, understanding and appreciation with each person they encounter.

Collaborating with IIPT and Skål International in designing an interactive website will be Mr. Prakash Sikchi, Co-founder of Inspirock and Jeff Crist, Managing Partner, Crist Consulting Group. The website will be a place where Travelers for Peace can share their stories and interact with one another.

Prakash has more than 20 years of high-tech experience specializing in machine learning, big data and distributed systems.He holds 25 patents and an MS from Stanford.Inspirock is an innovative start up that uses state of the art technology to transform how users plan and experience a vacation. Their free trip planner ensures that you get the most out of a vacation by helping travelers to customize and collaborate on itineraries to meet their expectations. Website: http://www.inspirock.com/.

Since before people knew what internet was, Jeff has worked with governments and businesses to help them leverage the web for the benefit of their organisations, customers and citizens. Crist Consulting provides Web Design and Application Development, Internet Marketing and SEO and IT Consulting. CristCo is committed to providing well thought out, reliable and cost-effective solutions. This involves a commitment to understanding the customer and every possible aspect of each client’s business. CristCo’s technology experts make it their responsibility to provide clients with the most cost-effective, high quality solutions available.

IIPT Founder and President Louis D’Amore stated, “IIPT was born in 1986 with a vision of travel and tourism becoming the world’s first global peace industry, an industry that supports the belief that ‘every traveler is potentially an Ambassador for Peace.’ The Travel for Peace Campaign will give further momentum to the growing phenomenon of travelers as Peace Ambassadors. We are honored to have World Expeditions as the First Charter member and Skal International, Inspirock and Crist Consulting Group partnering with us in this 30th anniversary year legacy project.”

Nigel Pilkington stated: “Skål International is proud to be associated with IIPT and is fully supportive of the Travelers for Peace Campaign. In 2015 over 1 billion people travelled internationally according to the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), and this figure is expected to grow. We need to engage with travelers and make them aware of the impact they have when traveling & how by making informed decisions around their travel,and how they interact with local communities, they can make a difference.”

Organisations wishing to become part of IIPT/SKAL Travel for Peace Campaign are invited to contact Louis D’Amore, email: ljd@iipt.org

Grateful for the opportunity to travel and experience the world and because peace begins with the individual,  I affirm my personal responsibility and commitment to:

  • Journey with an open mind and gentle heart
  • Accept with grace and gratitude the diversity I encounter
  • Revere and protect the natural environment which sustains all life
  • Appreciate all cultures I discover
  • Respect and thank my hosts for their welcome
  • Offer my hand in friendship to everyone I meet
  • Support travel services that share these views and act upon them and,
  • By my spirit, words and actions, encourage others to travel the world in peace

The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) was born in 1986, the UN International Year of Peace. It was born 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.” IIPT promotes a “Higher Purpose of Tourism” – introduced a new 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.

IIPT would like to contribute to ICTP by offering ICTP the opportunity to collaborate in our “IIPT/Skal International Travel for Peace Campaign” which promotes a travel ethic that encourages each traveler to be an “Ambassador for Peace” by practicing the “IIPT Credo of the Peaceful Traveler.”