10 of the World’s Greatest Peace Makers


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The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) will mark its 25th anniversary with awards to 10 people who have contributed most to the cause of peace in the last century.

The ceremony will also mark the launch of the World War 1 Centenary in preparation for 2014 when it is held on Tuesday 2pm at World Travel Market 2013.

The recipients to be honoured are already Nobel Peace Laureates and are Woodrow Wilson, who helped establish the League of Nations; the International Committee for the Red Cross; George C Marshall for setting up the Marshall Plan; Mahatma Gandhi; Nelson Mandela; King Hussein; Dag Hammarskjold; Martin Luther King, Jr.; Oscar Arias and Aung San Suu Kyi.

The awards will be announced by two moderators, Fiona Jeffery, OBE and former Chairman of World Travel Market as well as the Founder and Chairman of water charity Just a Drop and His Excellency Senator Akel Biltaji, Advisor to His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan. Plaques will then be presented by IITP President and Founder Louis D’Amore and a senior representative from Flanders.

Flanders is WTM 2013 Premier Partner and is using the event as the platform to promote its four year remembrance of the Great War. A Flanders representative will also speak during the session alongside others including UN World Tourism Organisation Secretary General Taleb D Rifai and Skal International President Mok Singh. The World Travel and Tourism Council, European Travel Commission, Pacific Asia Travel Association will also be represented.

Reed Travel Exhibitions, Director, World Travel Market, Simon Press said: “The struggle for peace and its continual maintenance is one that affects everyone in the world of travel and tourism. WTM 2013 is therefore proud to host an event which honours such luminaries whose work had such an impact on their own times and which resonates today. As we prepare for the centenary of World War 1, now is a good time to reflect on the necessity of trying to bring peace to the world.”

To attend the event, register for WTM at www.wtmlondon.com/register. This session is taking place on the WTM Stage in Platinum Suite 3 and 4. 

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