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International Institute for Peace through Tourism | India

IIPT India

Welcome to the India chapter of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism. Scroll down to see some of our recent engagements and initiatives. But first, here's a little bit about the organization:

The International Institute For Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) is a not for profit organization dedicated to fostering and facilitating tourism initiatives which contribute to international understanding and cooperation, an improved quality of environment, the preservation of heritage, and through these initiatives, helping to bring about a peaceful and sustainable world.

It is based 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 traveller is potentially an 'Ambassador for Peace'.

A primary goal of IIPT is to mobilize the travel and tourism industry as a leading force for poverty reduction.

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6th "Celebrating Her" awards at ITB Berlin 2023

The 6th global Celebrating Her awards were held in ITB’s hybrid studio which facilitates simultaneous physical and virtual participation, considerably multiplying the audience numbers. Instituted as a joint venture between IIPT India and ITB Berlin in 2016, the Awards returned to ITB Berlin after a two year gap on account of the COVID 19 pandemic.

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5th "Celebrating Her" awards at ITB Berlin 2021

IIPT’s 5th annual international “Celebrating Her” awards for exceptional women in travel & tourism were celebrated virtually at the ITB Berlin NOW Convention on Tue 09 March. The long-awaited ceremony also included a photo montage of the 20 previous winners – a virtual powerhouse of who’s who in the world of international travel and tourism.

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4th "Celebrating Her" awards at ITB Berlin 2019

IIPT India’s Celebrating Her awards have carved a unique position at ITB Berlin, growing in stature and popularity every year. Initiated in 2016 to recognise and felicitate outstanding women in the fields of travel, tourism and hospitality from across the world, the awards have over the years honoured an array of exceptional women who have not only empowered themselves but continue to inspire and motivate other women to excel.

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Champions in Challenge Awards at ITCMS London 2018

The International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) in partnership with Jacobs Media Group presented the IIPT “Champions in Challenge” Award to three global leaders during the International Travel Crisis Management Summit conference in London on Thursday 08 November 2018.

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Resilience through Tourism Summit, Jordan 2018

The first regional Resilience through Tourism Summit organized by the Travel Weekly group in association with Jordan Tourism Board and USAID was held at the Fairmont, Amman on 26 and 27 June 2018. The Summit concluded with the IIPT regional Awards for Peace Through Tourism which were handed out by Dr. Taleb Rifai - former Secretary General UNWTO and Chairman of the IIPT Advisory Board, Peter Greenberg - Travel Editor CBS News and Ajay Prakash - President IIPT India.

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3rd "Celebrating Her" awards at ITB Berlin 2018

A stimulating discussion and the Celebrating Her awards were one of the highlights of the Women’s Day events at ITB Berlin. Organised by IIPT India (International Institute for Peace Through Tourism – India), the Celebrating Her awards seek to honour and felicitate 5 outstanding women every year from the world of travel & tourism who have not only empowered themselves but continue to empower others, too.

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IIPT felicitates the Diplomatic Corps

On Thursday 07 Dec 2017, International Institute for Peace through Tourism, (IIPT), a global not-for-profit body which works with the vision of making travel and tourism the world’s first ‘Global Peace Industry’ organised a one-of-its-kind event to celebrate and recognise the role of Diplomats in fostering peace and harmony in the world. 

The event, christened as ‘Diplomats for Peace’ brought together more than 40 Ambassadors and diplomatic personnel representing 95 nationalities together at the ITC Maurya hotel in New Delhi.

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IIPT Global Ambassadors of Peace Awards, WTM London 2017

The IPT Global Awards concluded at the WTM London on 6th November before a distinguished international audience comprising the who’s who of the movement for Sustainable Tourism. The awards were preceded by short speeches on “Tourism – A Catalyst for Peace.” The event was hosted by Anita Mendiratta, Managing Director of CACHET Consulting and Special Advisor to the Secretary General of the UNWTO.

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IIPT India Confers 2nd "Celebrating Her" awards at ITB Berlin 2017

IIPT India successfully concluded the 2nd Celebrating Her awards at ITB Berlin on 8th March, International Women’s Day, conferring awards on five exceptional women from across the world. Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General UNWTO, delivered the keynote address and gave away the awards to five outstanding tourism professionals.

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"Celebrating Her" : IIPT India awards at ITB Berlin 2016

In association with UNWTO and ITB Berlin, IIPT India conducted the first Global Awards for Empowered Women in Tourism on 11th March at ITB Berlin under the title “Celebrating Her.” Five exceptional women from across the world, including one from India, were felicitated at the impressive award ceremony.

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IIPT India Presents Awards to Empowered Women in Indian Tourism

The Maharashtra International Travel Mart concluded on 29 Sep with a Valedictory function and the 1st IIPT India Awards for Empowered Women in Indian Tourism at the JW Marriott, International Airport, Mumbai.

The IIPT India Awards were hosted by Maharashtra Tourism. The event was attended by delegates, hosted buyers and sellers, travel agents, tour operators, airline and agency representatives …

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IIPT Global Symposium, Johannesburg, Feb 2015

IIPT India, under the leadership of Ajay Prakash, President and Kiran Yadav, Vice President led a group of 14 students of Management to participate in the IIPT Global Symposium held at Johannesburg, South Africa from 16 to 19 Feb 2015. The Symposium was dedicated to honouring and furthering the legacies of the three greatest apostles of Peace – Mahatma Gandhi, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King…

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