Premier Brown began his political career in 1993 winning a seat in Parliament
and in 1998 was appointed to the Cabinet as Minister of Transport. He was named
Deputy Premier and Minister of Tourism and Transport in 2003 and was elected
Premier in October 2006 and continues as Minister of Tourism and Transport.
2004, he re-ignited the torch of the Africa Diaspora Heritage Trail originally
lit by Hon. David H. Allen who was inspired to conceive the vision of an ADHT
while participating as a keynote speaker in the first IIPT Summit on Peace
through Tourism, Amman 2000. The ADHT was subsequently launched as a self-guided
tour in Bermuda in 2001 and the First Africa Diaspora Heritage Trail Conference
was held in May 2002. Dr. Brown hosted the Second ADHT Conference in 1996
following a Planning Conference in 1995.
IIPT Conference Theme
the Conference is “Building Strategic Alliances for Sustainable Tourism
Development, Peace and Reconciliation on the African Continent.” Its goals are
to broaden awareness of the social, cultural, environmental, and economic
benefits of tourism; identify new markets; facilitate product development and
investment opportunities; contribute to reconciliation peace, wealth creation
and poverty reduction on the African continent; and continue building bridges of
tourism, friendship, and collaboration.
Conference will bring together Ministers of Tourism and senior executives from
both the public and private sectors of tourism, NGOs, and donor agencies, as
well as educators, policy analysts, leading practitioners, entrepreneurs, future
leaders of the industry, and senior representatives of related sectors including
environment, culture and economic development.
Journalists are invited to go to
www.iipt.org to apply
for media credentials for the 4th IIPT African Conference – and participation in
the First African Media Exchange or contact Ms. Karen Hoffman, Director, IIPT
Public Relations at email
About International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT)
IIPT is dedicated to fostering and facilitating tourism initiatives which
contribute to international understanding and cooperation, an improved quality
of environment, the preservation of heritage and poverty reduction, and through
these initiatives, help bring about a more peaceful and sustainable world.
mission is to mobilize travel and tourism, the world’s largest industry, as the
world’s first ‘Global Peace Industry,’ an industry that promotes and supports
the belief that ‘Every traveler is potentially an Ambassador for Peace.’
more information on IIPT please visit:
www.iipt.org; Tel: 802 253.2658; Fax: 802 253.2645; Email:
Contact: Karen Hoffman, The Bradford Group. Tel: 212 447.0027; Email: