Published on : Monday, December 3, 2018
The recently-concluded tourism conference themed: Building Communities as Businesses, organised by the International Institute for Peace Through Tourism (IIPT) was staged at Mona Visitor’s Lodge, UWI, Mona, between November 12 and 15, 2018 in Jamaica.
The four-day event commemorated 2018 as the ‘International Year of Community Tourism and Peace’.
Numerous case studies were showcased and community representative presenters mentioned some of them at the conference.
The well-organised international conference was Chaired by Mrs. Diana McIntyre-Pike, President, Countrystyle Villages as Businesses and IIPT Caribbean and Co-chaired by Mrs. Gillian Rowlands, Vice President IIPT Caribbean, Master of Ceremonies and Mrs. Valerie Dixon, VP Countrystyle Villages as Businesses. The Conference was supported by title sponsors Compete Caribbean and Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), representing Caribbean governments. The International Conference was presented by IIPT International Community Tourism Network in association with Countrystyle Villages as Businesses, The University of the West Indies Open Campus, Making Connections Work Ltd UK, Diaspora Connect 2022, YES Foundation, Caribbean Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Livelihoods, National Best Communities Foundation and The UWI Mona Tourism Society.