#Africhat – The Africa Travel Twitter Chat – every 3rd Wed. of the month
#Africhat is an opportunity for Africa-minded people to periodically converse about a variety of topics related to travel within the continent.
Topic – ‘Peace Through Tourism’
- Wed, February 18th, 2015
- 11:30 AM Eastern US Time
- 4:30 PM GMT
- 5:30 PM West Africa Time, 6:30 PM Central Africa Time, 7:30 PM East Africa Time
This month’s topic is brought to you in collaboration with the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism and The Long Run, all as part of the the IIPT Interactive World Symposium. The symposium focuses on Cultivating Sustainable and Peaceful Communities and Nations Through Tourism, Culture and Sport, and in being held from February 16 to 19 in Johannesburg, South Africa, to honor to the legacies of Nelson Mandela, Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Although the topic is broader than those typical of our Africa-focused community, it is of universal interest and thus, we believe, still highly relevant. The topic is also only fitting as 2015 is the 50th anniversary of the African Union, the 20th year of democracy in South Africa and the 50th anniversary of civil rights legislation in the United States.
A word about our collaborators. The International Institute for Peace Through Tourism 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.
The Long Run is a growing global community of destinations, businesses and organizations committed to human wellbeing through responsible enterprise on a healthy planet. The Long Run’s mission is to create and support ecologically and socially responsible destinations around the world to achieve long-lasting impact and sustainability through the holistic balance of conservation, community, culture and commerce (the 4Cs) in privately managed areas.
Read a full press release about this month’s chat on the eTurboNews Global Travel Industry News site.
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Format: 6 questions, one every 5 minutes. Use the #Africhat hashtag on every tweet to have the community see your responses.