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Community Tourism Pioneer to be inducted into African Diaspora World Tourism Hall of Fame

Community Tourism Pioneer to be inducted into African Diaspora World Tourism Hall of Fame
Montego Bay, Jamaica (August 8, 2016). The inaugural African Diaspora World Tourism Awards launched in May 2014 in Atlanta, has taken a giant leap ahead into the future, through a seeming alchemical transformation in just three years, as a major showcase of African royalty and cultural heritage in the Americas. The African Diaspora World Tourism Awards (ADWT-Awards) and Travel Expo are set to take place August 26-28, 2016 in Atlanta at the Westin Atlanta Airport (4736 Best Road, Atlanta, Georgia).

Jamaica's internationally recognized pioneer of community tourism, Diana McIntyre-Pike O.D. will be inducted into the ADWTA Hall of Fame and will receive an award for her work in Community Tourism during a formal awards session. McIntyre-Pike has also been nominated as the Pan African Cultural Heritage Tourism Ambassador for Jamaica. She is the founder/President of Countrystyle Community Tourism/Villages as Businesses and President of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) Caribbean for over 24 years, and Kitty Pope adds this tantalizing quip "The awards ceremony is a world-class event honouring movers and shakers in black cultural heritage tourism. Dignitaries, notables, professionals and cultural heritage and travel enthusiasts from all over the world will be in attendance.

Returning to the ADWT-Awards and Travel Expo will be Sharon Parris-Chambers, tourism consultant, founder of the Caribbean Health Tourism & Spa Conference (2005-2009) and IIPT Caribbean Advisory Board Member, who has received the African Diaspora World Tourism Flame Keepers Awards for Online Publication, Websites and Online Media that have done much toward promoting black travel, and black cultural and heritage tourism in 2014. She had also been nominated as Pan African Cultural Heritage Tourism Ambassador for the Caribbean and is in contention for other awards.

Joining the all-star honorees this year are: Lou D'Amore, founder & president of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT) serving as an International Chair for the 2016 African Diaspora World Tourism Awards. D'Amore will also be an African Diaspora World Tourism Awards Hall of Fame Honoree, recognized along with Royalty at the awards ceremony. The global nature of D'Amore's work which underpins respect for all travelers and preservation the environment, finds synergy with some of the Royal guests who share IIPT's mission of promoting peace through tourism.

The Publisher for www.AfricanDiasporaTourism.com, Pope has traveled the world over as the guest of dignitaries and royalty, providing media coverage for cultural heritage events. This year's premier staging of the "Royal Procession" is a new feature of the weekend events. Delegates will experience African Royalty in the Americas, during the presentation of contemporary African Kings and Queens and also Prince and Princesses. The Royal Procession Presentation is slated to be one of the main highlights of the ADWT-Awards event. Participants are asked to bring flags representing their countries.

For more information and to register for the event before the promotional period ends August 12, 2016, visit http://www.AfricanDiasporaTourism.com.

About: AfricanDiasporaTourism.com

The AfricanDiasporatourism.com, an online magazine exploring black culture and heritage worldwide, in association with Atlanta's AD King Foundation, is a non-profit organization promoting peace and non-violence. The African Diaspora World Tourism Awards & Travel Expo, the first of its kind, was founded by Kitty J. Pope, African Diaspora Tourism publisher, who serves as the director and executive producer of the event. Dr. Babs Onabanjo, CEO of the AD King Foundation, ADWT-Awards founding producer and co-presenter returns with dignified style to join Kitty Pope to grace the star-studded event.


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