The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) will be a partner in the 5th International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) African Conference. The theme of the conference is "Meeting the Challenges of Climate Change to Tourism in Africa and the Developing World."
The conference will be hosted by the Ministry of Tourism, Environment and Natural Resources of the Republic of Zambia, and will be held April 3-8, 2011, in Livingstone, Zambia.
“PATA has always supported and encouraged environmentally responsible travel, as has IIPT. We expect that this Conference will address key areas of concern that the effects of climate change bring upon Africa and the developing world," said Greg Duffell, PATA CEO, "which have historically been the least contributors of global warming to the planet.”
PATA joins the UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as a partner at the conference. UNWTO Secretary General Dr. Taleb Rifai will be a featured keynote speaker of the Conference and other speakers will be announced shortly.
The 5th IIPT African Conference will seek to identify actual "on-the-ground" progress since the UNWTO 2007 Conference with case studies of ‘Best Practices’ from each of the developing regions of the world and from governments, destinations, industry sectors, NGOs, researchers/academics, and the media.