Intl. Institute for Peace through Tourism President to lead talk at West Indies conference

Louis D'Amore

Louis D’Amore on right and Taleb Rifai on the left

MANDEVILLE, Jamaica, West Indies – Louis D’Amore, President, International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) will keynote the IIPT Caribbean Chapter Community Tourism-based Study Tour & Conference in collaboration with Countrystyle Community Tourism Network (CCTN)/Villages as Businesses (VAB), on November 18 to 23, 2013 at the Mandeville Hotel, Jamaica, West Indies. D’Amore says, “I eagerly anticipate returning to the beautiful island of Jamaica to keynote the upcoming IIPT Study Tour & Conference, and feature IIPT’s 25th anniversary activities. I will also report on the session of the Re-dedication of the IIPT International Peace Park at Victoria Falls, which was a feature of the Opening Day at the UNWTO General Assembly with Dr. Taleb Rifai, UNWTO Secretary General, in which 18 Jamaican and Caribbean villages participated simultaneously in dedicating Peace Villages in their respective countries.”

IIPT Caribbean, in association with its Tourism partners, exploring the theme: Sustaining & Transforming Communities through Tourism Entrepreneurship, will host 20 Caribbean leaders from the Eastern Caribbean countries and others from Jamaica, USA, Canada, and Europe, including the Diaspora, in Mandeville, for an exciting study tour taking place November 19-20. Delegates will explore 5 villages which include Marvelous Mandeville; Resource, Manchester; Treasure Beach Village, St Elizabeth; Beeston Spring Village, Westmoreland; and Rastafari Indigenous Village, S.t James.

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