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WOMEN'S TRAVEL CONVENTION GOES TO BANGKOK TO TACKLE CHILD SEX TOURISM One might be forgiven for thinking that Bangkok is the last place on earth to hold the annual convention of an organisation which is hell-bent on tackling the problems of sexual exploitation of children via the travel industry, but in fact Bangkok is the ideal venue and was chosen specifically by a leading worldwide group of travel executives.

AWTE SUPPORTS IFWTO IN ITS FIGHT AGAINST CHILD SEX TOURISM The UK is spearheading a global campaign to crush sexual exploitation of children via the travel industry.

IFWTO - NEW EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.A new executive committee for the International Federation of Women's Travel Organizations was voted in at the recent annual convention.  The term of office is for two years commencing July 1, 2001.  Of the 10 officers, five (Byfield, Alexander, Barrington, Gamboa, Berry) were re-elected for a second term.

WOMEN IN TRAVEL AWARD WINNERS. The winners of the International Federation of Women's Travel Organizations (IFWTO) awards were announced by the Federation's chairman, Marilyn Byfield, at the conclusion of the 32nd International Convention held recently on board the ms Mistral.  Of the four awards, two (Spirit and Scholarship) are for individual Federation members,  while the Susan Thomas Memorial Award is for the outstanding club of the year and the Berger-Sullivan Tourism Award is for the company, organization or person who has made a major contribution to the travel and tourism industry.

32nd ANNUAL CONVENTION FOR WOMEN IN TRAVEL
About 300 members and guests have registered for the International Federation of Women's Travel Organizations (IFWTO) 32nd annual convention to be held onboard Festival/European Cruises MS Mistral, which departs from Venice on June 9 for the Greek Isles.

INDUSTRY SUPPORTS PEACE INITIATIVE
At the inaugural meeting held on March 28, chaired by City of Sydney Councillor, Dixie Coulton, there was unanimous agreement to form an Australian chapter of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT).

PEACE PARKS ESTABLISHED BY WOMEN IN TRAVEL
At the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month (Remembrance Day) eight Peace Parks were dedicated in different parts of the world by various member clubs of the International Federation of Women's Travel Organizations (IFWTO).

SYDNEY STUDENT WINS INTERNATIONAL PEACE AWARD
Lynda-Ann Blanchard, of Sydney, has won the King Hussein International Peace through Tourism Scholarship Award for the Asia-Oceania region. University students were invited by the International Institute of Peace through Tourism (IIPT) to submit papers on Building a Culture of Peace through Tourism.