IIPT Announces its Community Tourism Projects & Events Distribution Channel


The International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) in collaboration with Countrystyle/Villages as Businesses (VAB) announces the Community Tourism Projects & Events Distribution Channel for the 2018 IIPT Year of Community Tourism and Peace.

This project is being launched by IIPT Founder/President Louis D’Amore and IIPT Caribbean President Diana McIntyre-Pike as part of the 40th anniversary celebration of Community Tourism which was pioneered in Jamaica. Countrystyle/VAB Founder and President, Diana McIntyre-Pike is also the Coordinator of the IIPT International Community Tourism Network.

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The Community Tourism Projects & Events Distribution Channel is a clearinghouse for international community tourism projects and events for 2018. The vision is to create a distribution portal, a ‘One Voice’ approach, for marketing community tourism internationally and showcasing its local and global impact.  Countries around the world will be able to share their upcoming community events and learn about projects in which they can participate. The approach also aims to encourage support from funding agencies, non-government organizations, international organizations, potential investors and Diasporas.

Access to the Community Tourism Projects & Events Distribution Channel will provide information for visitors who desire to support community projects, such as Pick a Project or Adopt a Village, while on vacation.

The Community Tourism Projects & Events Distribution Channel is being designed by Theo Chambers, Webmaster and Chief Solutions Consultant for PanaCarib Business Solutions and PR Agency, Jamaica. The Projects and Events Distribution Channel will be linked to www.AccessCommunityTourism.com.

For more information, contact Diana McIntyre-Pike via email at [email protected] or +1-876-507-6326

Juergen Thomas Steinmetz has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry since he was a teenager in Germany (1979), beginning as a travel agent up through today as a publisher of eTurboNews (eTN), one of the world’s most influential and most-read travel and tourism publications. He is also Chairman of ICTP. His experiences include working and collaborating with various national tourism offices and non-governmental organizations, as well as private and non-profit organizations, and in planning, implementing, and quality control of a range of travel and tourism-related activities and programs, including tourism policies and legislation. His major strengths include a vast knowledge of travel and tourism from the point of view of a successful private enterprise owner, superb networking skills, strong leadership, excellent communication skills, strong team player, attention to detail, dutiful respect for compliance in all regulated environments, and advisory skills in both political and non-political arenas with respect to tourism programs, policies, and legislation. He has a thorough knowledge of current industry practices and trends and is a computer and Internet junkie.