I would like to add the voice of Traveler in Peace to this discussion. I agree with eTurboNews publisher Thomas Steinmetz, that “Without peace, tourism cannot exist.” I also feel that without tourism the world, as we know it would cease to exist. Travel as a source of friendship, understanding, and peace is paramount to creating a world we can proudly leave to our grandchildren. Those of us in the travel industry have both the incentive and the obligation to make this happen!
I support the Olympic Truce, I support the travel agent community, and I support camaraderie with these incredible athletes and fans worldwide.
Yours in peace and travel,
Diane Panasci, President
Travelers in Peace, a chapter of IIPT