Louis D’Amore, International Institute for Peace Through Tourism, NY, USA

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Dr. Louis D’Amore is Founder and President of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT). He has been instrumental in promoting the travel and tourism industry as the world’s first ‘Global Peace Industry’ and the belief that every traveler is potentially an ‘Ambassador for Peace’ since the founding of IIPT in 1986. His concept of ‘Peace through Tourism’ includes peace with nature and accordingly, he has been a pioneer in socially and environmentally responsible tourism since conducting the world’s first comprehensive study on the future of tourism in the mid-1970’s and subsequently in 1993 developing the world’s first “Code of Ethics and Guidelines for Sustainable Tourism.” In 1992, as part of celebrations of Canada’s 125th birthday as a nation, Dr. D’Amore conceived and implemented “Peace Parks across Canada” resulting in 350 Peace Parks across Canada. There are currently more than 450 IIPT Peace Parks in regions throughout the world.


By promoting IIPT Principles of Peace through Tourism – including the promotion of sustainable tourism and tourism’s contribution to the UN Development Goals.

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