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Travel Unwrapped™ latest charter member of IIPT Travel for Peace Campaign

Travel Unwrapped™ latest charter member of IIPT Travel for Peace Campaign

IIPT is proud to announce that Travel Unwrapped™ the cultural travel specialists, is the latest charter member of the IIPT “Travel for Peace” Campaign. Travel Unwrapped is based on a “belief that travel holds a cultural imperative for us all, and that travelling is a better experience when we immerse ourselves in the world around us, with discovery at the heart of our journeys – that travel is a vital part of life and that seeing the world can change the world and ourselves.”

Staff of Travel Unwrapped are knowledgeable, experienced and a dedicated team that have travelled the world to understand the true beauty of each destination – creating holidays which have cultural experiences at their core.

DNA Unwrapped™ is the unique flagship product of Travel Unwrapped whereby clients are able to discover their DNA origins and to travel following their DNA and immersing themselves with the people and cultures of their ancestral roots learning more about themselves, their origins and others.

The IIPT Travel for Peace Campaign seeks to engage travel agencies, tour operators, hotels, airlines and other sectors of the global travel and tourism industry to join with IIPT in encouraging every traveler to be an “Ambassador for Peace” by practicing the IIPT Credo of the Peaceful Traveler and the ethic inherent in the iconic Padre Johnson portrait of the Global Family reminding us that we are “One Earth One Family.”

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.

Other charter members include: World Expeditions, Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), Sacred Himalaya Travel and The Cultural Angle. Organizations wishing to become charter members of the IIPT Travel for Peace Campaign in support of the UN International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development are invited to email.

IIPT Credo of the Peaceful Traveler©

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

IIPT first introduced the concept of Sustainable Tourism in Vancouver, 1988 at its First Global Conference: Tourism – a Vital Force for Peace together with a new paradigm for a “Higher Purpose of Tourism.”

IIPT went on to pioneer its early implementation: developing the world’s first Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Sustainable Tourism, 1992; conducting the world’s first international study on models of best practice, 1993; and organizing the world’s first major international conference on Sustainable Tourism, Montreal 1994. IIPT returns to Montreal for its 30th Anniversary Global Summit: Sustainable Tourism for Development and Peace, 17 to 21 September, 2017. Please save the dates and join us.

The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) is a not for profit organization dedicated to fostering travel and tourism initiatives that contribute to international understanding, cooperation among nations, an improved quality of environment, cultural enhancement, the preservation of heritage, poverty reduction, reconciliation and healing wounds of conflicts –  and through these initiatives, helping to bring about a peaceful and sustainable world.  It is founded on a vision of the world’s largest industry, travel and tourism – becoming the world’s first global peace industry; and the belief that every traveler is potentially an “Ambassador for Peace.”

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