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

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” since the founding of IIPT in 1986. In 1988, he organized the First Global Conference: Tourism – A Vital Force for Peace, bringing together 800 participants from 67 countries and introducing for the first time the concept of Sustainable Tourism Development. The Global Conference also introduced a […]

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Dr. Patrick Kalifungwa, Livingstone International University of Tourism Excellence and Business Management, Zambia

In 1999, Dr. Patrick Kalifungwa had a dream that one day he would give birth to a university. His dream was postponed as he was called to enter politics and serve as the Republic of Zambia’s Minister of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources. Dr. Kalifungwa’s years as Minister motivated him further following which he completed his doctorate degree at Glamorgan University in the United Kingdom. He returned to Zambia and in June 2009 he launched the Livingstone International University of […]

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Dr. Lahcen Haddad, Morocco

  Lahcen Haddad Lahcen Haddad, Parliamentarian since October 2016, and former Minister of Tourism in the Moroccan Government (2012-2016) has worked since his appointment in 2012, to make Morocco a Mediterranean tourism destination, as well as a reference in sustainable tourism. He has led many projects and regulatory reforms, particularly in the areas of investment and financing of the tourism industry, regulation of trades, digital marketing, market development, human capital.  During its 5 years of mandate, the tourist arrival to […]

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Elvis Mutiri wa Bashara, Dem. Rep. of Congo

  Elvis Mutiri wa Bashara was: Ministre du Tourisme Député national élu de la ville de Goma Vice-Président de l’Alliance pour le Développement et la République, ADR Democratic Republic of Congo former Minister Elvis Mutiri wa Bashara, the former Minister of Tourism and Culture launched his tourism book ” RDC: Investment Opportunities in tourism” on Friday 29 June at the Kempinski Hotel Fleuve Congo in Kinshasa in the presence of Minister Jean-Lucien Bussa, the Minister of State responsible for International Trade […]

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Dr. Walter Mzembi, Consultant, Zimbabwe

Dr. Walter Mzembi (MP) has held various positions in both the public and private sectors in Zimbabwe and internationally. In February 2009, he was appointed to Zimbabwe’s Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry. He he served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Tourism and Hospitality Industry. He was a  Member of the House of Assembly for Masvingo South (ZANU-PF). He was replaced November 27, 2017 after the Government in Zimbabwe changed and went back to become a private citizen. He was a former member of the […]

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Alain St. Ange, Consulting, Seychelles

Alain St Ange has been working in the tourism business since 2009. He was appointed as the Director of Marketing for Seychelles by President and Minister of Tourism James Michel. After one year of He was appointed as the Director of Marketing for Seychelles by President and Minister of Tourism James Michel. After one year of service, he was promoted to the position of CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board. In 2012 the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands regional Organization was formed and St Ange was […]

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AFEMNTO: Association of Former Employees of Moroccan National Tourist Office, Morocco

AFEMNTO (Association of Former Employees of Moroccan National Tourist Office) will contribute enormously to the effort of the African Tourism Board in promoting African tourism and culture globally. AFEMNTO members are experienced professionals who cumulated extensive experience and knowledge throughout the years they spent in the Moroccan National Tourist Office communicating and promoting diversity of Morocco tourism products. These resources are a huge asset that can benefit the African tourism and its institutions. Jamal has been active in the tourism […]

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