London, England – Dr. Antonia Neubauer, president of Myths and Mountains today was awarded an “Ambassador for Peace Award” by the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) for promoting a “Culture of Peace through Tourism” for founding READ Global. The award was presented on the Platinum Stage at the World Travel Market in London, England, as Allie Almario, Vice President of Myths and Mountains, accepted the award from IIIPT Founder and President, Louis D’Amore on behalf of Dr. Neubauer, who is currently traveling in Myanmar.
Dr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary General, UNWTO Secretary General; David Scowsill, President, World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC); Mok Singh, Immediate Past President, Skal International; Geoffrey Lipman, President, International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP); Martin Craigs, President, Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) and Peter DeWilde, CEO of Visit Flanders all spoke at the event to support the important role of travel and tourism as a vehicle for peace.
Eight organizations were recognized at the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) 25th anniversary commemoration of its First Global Conference, Tourism: A Vital Force for Peace, Vancouver 1988. The event took place at World Travel Market’s Platinum Suite stage on Tuesday, November 5 from 1400–1500.