Click to join an upcoming live event

Turn off Ads (click)

Click on your language to translate this article:

Afrikaans Afrikaans Albanian Albanian Amharic Amharic Arabic Arabic Armenian Armenian Azerbaijani Azerbaijani Basque Basque Belarusian Belarusian Bengali Bengali Bosnian Bosnian Bulgarian Bulgarian Catalan Catalan Cebuano Cebuano Chichewa Chichewa Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Simplified) Chinese (Traditional) Chinese (Traditional) Corsican Corsican Croatian Croatian Czech Czech Danish Danish Dutch Dutch English English Esperanto Esperanto Estonian Estonian Filipino Filipino Finnish Finnish French French Frisian Frisian Galician Galician Georgian Georgian German German Greek Greek Gujarati Gujarati Haitian Creole Haitian Creole Hausa Hausa Hawaiian Hawaiian Hebrew Hebrew Hindi Hindi Hmong Hmong Hungarian Hungarian Icelandic Icelandic Igbo Igbo Indonesian Indonesian Irish Irish Italian Italian Japanese Japanese Javanese Javanese Kannada Kannada Kazakh Kazakh Khmer Khmer Korean Korean Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kurdish (Kurmanji) Kyrgyz Kyrgyz Lao Lao Latin Latin Latvian Latvian Lithuanian Lithuanian Luxembourgish Luxembourgish Macedonian Macedonian Malagasy Malagasy Malay Malay Malayalam Malayalam Maltese Maltese Maori Maori Marathi Marathi Mongolian Mongolian Myanmar (Burmese) Myanmar (Burmese) Nepali Nepali Norwegian Norwegian Pashto Pashto Persian Persian Polish Polish Portuguese Portuguese Punjabi Punjabi Romanian Romanian Russian Russian Samoan Samoan Scottish Gaelic Scottish Gaelic Serbian Serbian Sesotho Sesotho Shona Shona Sindhi Sindhi Sinhala Sinhala Slovak Slovak Slovenian Slovenian Somali Somali Spanish Spanish Sudanese Sudanese Swahili Swahili Swedish Swedish Tajik Tajik Tamil Tamil Telugu Telugu Thai Thai Turkish Turkish Ukrainian Ukrainian Urdu Urdu Uzbek Uzbek Vietnamese Vietnamese Welsh Welsh Xhosa Xhosa Yiddish Yiddish Yoruba Yoruba Zulu Zulu
Travel News

All Island Symposium hosted by International Institute for Peace through Tourism

iipt_2
Avatar
Written by editor

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius – The Social Club of Air Mauritius hosted an International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) All Island Symposium to commemorate World Tourism Day, September 27, 2013

PORT LOUIS, Mauritius – The Social Club of Air Mauritius hosted an International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) All Island Symposium to commemorate World Tourism Day, September 27, 2013 on the theme: Tourism and Sustainable Energy: Powering Sustainable Development.

Featured speakers at the Symposium from left to right were: Mr. Maga Ramasamy, President, World Air Lines Club Association (WACA) and Manager, Human Resources, Air Mauritius (Moderator); Louis D’Amore IIPT Founder and President; Dr. Arjoon Suddoo, CEO, Mauritius Research Council; Dr. Patrick Kalifungwa, Vice Chancellor, Livingstone International University of Tourism Excellence and Business Management (LIUTEBM); and Donald Payen, Executive Vice President, Customer Service and Corporate Communications, Air Mauritius.

The Symposium also served as the occasion to announce Mr. Maga Ramasamy’s appointment as President, IIPT Indian Oceans Island Chapter. More than 60 persons from government, industry, educational institutions, and NGOs took part in the symposium that took place at the Hennesy Park Hotel. A reception and social networking followed the Symposium.

Maga Ramasamy said: “I have been involved with IIPT since its Second Global Conference in Montreal 1994 as Secretary General and then President of the World Airline Clubs Association. It is an honor now to be appointed President of the IIPT Indian Ocean Islands Chapter. We are both grateful and enthusiastic about the opportunities that have resulted as a result of the visit from Louis D’Amore and Dr. Patrick Kalifungwa.

During the visit to Mauritius, Louis D’Amore and Dr. Patrick Kalifungwa, a member of the IIPT International Advisory Board, also had the opportunity to meet with Dr. Jean Claude de l’Estrac,
Secretary General, Indian Ocean Commission (COI); Hon. Devnand Virahsawmy, GOSK, FCCA, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development; Dr. the Hon. Arvin Boolell, GOSK, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade.

Louis D’Amore said: “Dr. Kalifungwa and I were most impressed with the natural beauty of Mauritius and the warm welcoming spirit and hospitality of its residents. It is not surprising that Mauritius has consistently ranked first since 2005 in the Ibrahim Index of African Governance –is ranked 6th worldwide in matters concerning the environment and is a leading tourism destination – achievements in which all Mauritians can be proud.”

Dr. Kalifungwa added: “We were also grateful for the opportunity to meet with Prof. Soodursun Jugessur, CSK, GOSK, Pro Chancellor & Chairman, U of Mauritius Council and Chairman, Mauritius Research Council; Mrs. Roubina T.D. Juwaheer, Associate Professor, Marketing and Tourism; and Indeeren Vencatachellum, Senior Lecturer at the University of Mauritius, to discuss opportunities for collaboration in educational initiatives and research.”

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR PEACE THROUGH TOURISM

IIPT is dedicated to fostering and facilitating tourism initiatives which contribute to international understanding and cooperation, an improved quality of environment, the preservation of heritage, poverty reduction, and the resolution of conflict – and through these initiatives, help bring about a more peaceful and sustainable world. IIPT is dedicated to mobilizing travel and tourism, the world’s largest industry, as the world’s first “Global Peace Industry,” an industry that promotes and supports the belief that “Every traveler is potentially an Ambassador for Peace.”

For more information on IIPT, please visit website: www.iipt.org or write to: [email protected] .

IIPT is a member of the International Council of Tourism Partners (ICTP), a fast-growing grassroots travel and tourism coalition of global destinations committed to quality service and green growth.