DRAFT for “International Handbook on ‘Tourism and Peace,’”
United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
and Center for Peace Research and Peace Education,
Alpen-Adria-Universität, Klagenfurt, Austria, 2013.

Peace Tourism:
Peace as a Destination

By Edward W. Lollis

N.B. This is one of two papers by the same author.
The companion paper is "From the Ohio River to the Detroit River: A Case Study of Peace Tourism (or Lack Thereof)."


Peace tourism is travelling to experience the places and activities that authentically represent peace stories and peacemakers of the past and present. Peace activities require varying degrees of planning and preparation, but peace places -- primarily monuments and museums -- are static and available to the tourist most any time. Public awareness has not caught up with peace scholarship which increasingly defines "peace" as having both positive and negative themes, only one of which is the end of war. The vast number of peace themes -- 86 are listed below -- confuses the public and prevents peace tourism from competing with simpler tourism "brands" like golf, U.S. Civil War history, African safaris, and theme parks. Peace tourism nevertheless exists in places like New York City and Hiroshima which have concentrations of peace monuments and museums. On a national level, an abundance of peace monuments and museums indicates that the ten countries most likely to benefit from peace tourism are Israel, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Austria, the United Kingdom, Norway, the USA, Canada, and Belgium -- in that order.

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This Handbook considers "Tourism and Peace" from many different perspectives. I assume that other authors will address the effects (both good and bad) on "peace" of any and all kinds of tourism. In this paper, I shall address "peace" not as the result of tourism but as the object or desired destination of one particular kind of tourism -- peace tourism.

I. What is peace tourism?

If tourism is travel for pleasure or education, what does it mean to travel to seek “peace” as a destination? Granted, some tourists travel to find peace in the sense of rest, repose, or enlightenment (“getting away from it all”). But I wish to consider traveling to see and experience peace in the same way that others travel to see and experience, for example, sports, nature, music, art, and so forth -- even war. How does the tourist travel to see or experience war? Unless he or she is a mercenary, the answer is vicariously, i.e. by visiting battlefields, reenactments, and war museums. Can the tourist travel to see and experience peace in the same way?

The National Trust for Historic Preservation in the United States defines heritage tourism as “travelling to experience the places and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past," and defines cultural heritage tourism as “travelling to experience the places and activities that authentically represent the stories and people of the past and present."

Modifying the latter definition only slightly, we can say:

Peace tourism is travelling to experience the places and activities that authentically represent peace stories and peacemakers of the past and present.

How can the tourist travel to experience peace places and activities of the past and present? Based on the definition of peace tourism, this table suggests some of the things a tourist might do during a peace tourism excursion:

By definition, peace tourism is...
...travelling to experience
the places...
...travelling to experience
the activities...
...that authentically
represent peace stories &
peacemakers of the past.

(Peace History)
Visit peace monuments
Visit museums for peace
Visit the sites of historic peace events
Visit peace art in art galleries & museums
Celebrate peace holidays
Celebrate peace anniversaries
Study historic peacemakers
Attend peace history events
Attend lectures & seminars
...that authentically
represent peace stories &
peacemakers of the present.

(Peace Issues)
Attend peace studies programs
Visit places where injustice occurs
Visit UN & other official agencies
Visit NGO projects (non-govt. organizations)
Meet with peace activists
Stay in peace activists' homes
Attend peace workshops & festivals
Take part in peace actions & protests
Lobby government officials

Peace activities require varying degrees of planning and preparation. They are events comparable to theater performances and sports events in that the tourist must plan to be at the right place at the right time. Anniversaries occur only once a year, and meetings with individuals or local groups usually require prearrangement. Nevertheless, some tourists travel as part of well organized groups, and many local peace activities advertise their activities and welcome out-of-town participants. So it is not inconceivable that a day or week of "peace tourism" might include several of the time sensitive activities suggested by the foregoing table.

Throngs of tourists visit Geneva, Hiroshima, and UN Headquarters in New York City, but how many call themselves "peace tourists"? Probably not very many. The public visits battlefields, golf courses, cathedrals, opera houses, and football stadia, and doing so in organized groups has creatred commercial opportunities for tourism operators. The author recently received a post card advertising "military historical tours" to Vietnam, Iwo Jima, China, Philippines, Korea, Guam, France, Burma, Guadalcanal, Turkey, Normandy, Bermuda, Russia, Peleliu, Saipan/Tinian, Italy, and Tarawa -- in that order. He has also received invitations to visit Gandhian organizations in India and non-violent organizations in Palestine, but "Peace" not part of these tour descriptions. "Peace" is simply not a “brand” that the public recognizes.

Peace places are static and available to the tourist most any time. This paper focuses on monuments and museums which exist in public space and can be visited most any day of the year without prearrangement.

Some Positive & Negative Themes
Examples of
Positive Peace

"Integration of
Human Society"

Examples of
Negative Peace

"Absense of

Civil Rights
Econ. Development
Food & Shelter
Gay Rights
Golden Rule
Human Rights
Indigenous Peoples
Intl. Friendship
International Law
Job Training
Marriage Equality
Nobel Peace Prize
Peace After War
Peace Philanthropy
Peace Poles
Peace Treaties
Public Health
Racial Diversity
Red Cross
Religious Freedom
Sister Cities
Social Justice
UN Agencies
Women's Rights
Workers' Rights
World Peace
Abuse of Power
Arms Race
Berlin Wall
Chemical Warfare
Child Abuse
Climate Change
Crime & Gangs
Drug Trade
Facism & Nazism
Lack of Water
Nuclear Weapons
National Occupation
9/11 Attack
Species Extinction
War Crimes
Unfair Prosecution

II. What are peace monuments and museums?

There are several answers to this question.

The first answer is easy -- most anything named for "peace." But this answer is deceptive. "Peace" is a concept and ideal recognized by many different cultures, and the word "peace" has been used in many different meanings. What Ronald Dworkin said about "religion" applied equally well to "peace:" "[It is] an interpretive concept. That is, people who use the concept do not agree about precisely what it means: When they use it they are taking a stand about what it should mean." Does the tranquil Japanese "Peace Garden" at UNESCO headquarters in Paris have the same meaning as the aggressive "Goddess of Peace" (who is breaking a sword and stomping on the head of a soldier) in Karlstad, Sweden?

Even though the aspiration for "peace" may be universal, peace tourists soon learn to encounter wide variation in the many meanings and interpretations of the word "peace." And this accounts for some of the fascination of peace tourism.

The second answer is to include monuments and museums which represent the same values as "peace" but, for one reason or another, do not happen to include "peace" in their names. In 1913, the "Peace Palace" was dedicated in The Hague to be home of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, and, in 1952, United Nations headquarters opened in New York City without being named for "peace" but is certainly no less a "peace monument" than the palace in The Hague. In Hiroshima, many monuments and museums related to nuclear destruction in 1945 are named for "peace" (heiwa), but in Europe, the many monuments and museums related to the Holocaust are not specifically named for "peace" but represent "peace" in the very same way as "peace" monuments in Japan.

The third answer is to consider the various meanings of the word "peace," and the most obvious meaning is the absence of war. Many peace monuments have been constructed to celebrate the cessesion of hostilities and the promise of prosperity and progress in the post-war era. The phrase "peace museum" usually connotes an "anti-war" museum which exhibits the evils of war and the benefits of "non-war."

But modern scholarship has tended to define "peace" ever more broadly. As noted by Professor Ikuro Anzai (founder of the Kyoto Museum for World Peace at Ritsumeikan University in Japan), "peace" is no longer defined as the "absence of war" but as the "absence of violence," and violence in this context is understood as "causes to prevent people from making full use of their ability."

"Peace monuments" represent this expanded definition in two different ways. Some peace monuments decry not only war but genocide, colonialism, racism, or any of the many other evils which prevent the attainment of human potential. To simplify, we might say that these monuments emphasize negative themes of peace. They deplore the tragedies of the past, warn about the causes of the tragedies, and project the powerful message of "never again." The other kind of peace monument celebrates the positive themes of peace -- human rights, reconciliation, the acts of individual peacemakers (or peace heroes), and so forth.

On the right side of this page is a table listing 43 examples of each of the two kinds of peace monuemnts. The two lists are long but incomplete. They reflict Johan Galtung's 1964 definitions of negative peace ("absence of violence, absence of war") and positive peace ("the integration of human society").

Like all monuments, museums are physical, permanent, and symbolic. But they are also living institutions with complexity, multiple programs, and the capacity to adapt to changing circumstances. In 2005, the International Network of Peace Museums changed its name to International Network of Museums for Peace. Although INMP's institutional membership and out-reach programs have not yet greatly expanded in keeping with the broader definition, the concept of "museum for peace" has nevertheless introduced "peace tourism" to hundreds of museums not named for "peace" but related to any of the negative or positive themes listed in the table on the right.

III. Where is peace tourism most likely to take place?

Peace tourism already takes place in cities which have numerous peace monuments and museums: Atlanta, Belfast, Berlin, Chicago, Geneva, Jerusalem, London, Nagasaki, New Delhi, New York City, Ottawa, Philadelphia, The Hague, Tokyo, and Vienna.

At least a dozen cities have created peace trails by listing peace monuments and museums in a brochure or website for the information of tourists: Amsterdam, Atlanta, Bradford, Bristol, Christchurch, Coventry, Geneva, Indianapolis, Leeds, London, Manchester, Montgomery, Rotterdam, and Wellington.

In the United States, long-distance trails have been established to trace the routes of the 1838-1839 Cherokee "Trail of Tears," the circa 1850 "Underground Railroad" of escaping slaves, and the 1965 voting rights march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.

Michelin guides used to rank principal sights with three, two, or one stars. Here are a dozen peace tourism destinations which, in the author's opinion, deserve three stars ("Worth a journey"):

Top Dozen
Peace Tourism Destinations
(click links for details)
Notable Peace Institutions
(with year of creation)
of Peace
Number of
Hiroshima, Japan 1954 - Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park
1955 - Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum
2002 - National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims



Nagasaki, Japan 1955 - Nagasaki Peace Park
1955 - Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
2002 - National Peace Memorial Hall for the Atomic Bomb Victims



Jerusalem, Israel 1953 - Yad Vashem Historical Memorial
2005 - Holocaust History Museum



New York City, New York, USA 1952 - United Nations Headquarters
1997 - Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust
2004 - New York Tolerance Center



Atlanta, Georgia, USA 1968 - Martin Luther King, Jr., Center for Nonviolent Social Change
1980 - Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site (NPS)
1982 - Jimmy Carter Library & Museum



Geneva, Switzerland 1936 - Palais des Nations / Palace of Nations (UNO Geneva)
1946 - League of Nations Museum
1988 - International Red Cross & Red Crescent Museum



Okinawa, Japan 1972 - Okinawa Peace Memorial Park
1975 - Okinawa Prefectural Peace Memorial Museum



The Hague, Netherlands 1913 - Vredespaleis / Peace Palace (Carnegie Stichting / Foundation)
2012 - Peace Palace Visitors Centre



Montgomery, Alabama, USA 2000 - Rosa Parks Library & Museum (Troy University)
2005 - Civil Rights Memorial Center (Southern Poverty Law Center)



Boissevain, Manitoba, Canada
Dunseith, North Dakota, USA
1932 - International Peace Garden



Waterton Lakes, Alberta, Canada
Glacier National Park (NPS), Montana, USA
1932 - Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park



Magnor, Norway
Eda, Sweden
1914 - Morokulien Fredsmonument / Peace Monument
1996 - Infosenter / Information Centre



The twelve destinations in the foregoing table represent only seven meanings of "peace:" Civil rights, international friendship, international law, peace after war, peace philanthropy, peacemakers, and UN agencies. All of their themes are positive except for the theme of nuclear weapons as represented by Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is probably not surprising that the concentrations of peace monuments and museums occur where significant peace events have taken place.

The case of Okinawa is interesting. Its principal institutions are named for "peace." Yet Okinawa is a battlefied. Why is Okinawa a "peace" destination and the Normandy Beaches a "war" destination? Are monuments on Okinawa named for "peace" by analogy to the nuclear sights on the larger Japanese islands? Sometimes there's a fine line between the memorialization of war and peace, and the particular presentation of the sight can be significant. Okinawa's largest monument (the Cornerstone of Peace) is not only named for "peace," but it lists the names of all casulaties of the Battle of Okinawa -- military and civilian, Japanese and foreign -- not just the casualties of one nation as on Maya Lin's famous Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC.

IV. Can peace tourism take place in unlikely places?

The foregoing section named a number of cities and "top" destinations where peace tourism takes place because of peace monument and museum concentration. But peace monuments and museums also exist in small places, and indeed they are sometimes scattered over wide areas. A companion paper, "From the Ohio River to the Detroit River: A Case Study of Peace Tourism (or Lack Thereof)," considers in detail a 360 mile (583 km) corridor in the United States and Canada. In this study area, 100 peace monuments (including 15 museums for peace) in ten different urban areas represent twenty positive and ten negative themes of peace tourism. One of the "problems" identified by the case study is that the traveling public probably does not recognize that so many themes have something in common -- the "interpretive concept" of "peace."

Two star ("Worth a Detour") and one star ("Interesting") peace sights (to borrow Michelin terminology) exist in many countries but are not evenly distributed around the world. The following table attempts to estimate the potential for peace tourism in 30 selected countries. The data presented are extracted from on-line data sets (which can be consulted by clicking links embedded in line #2 of the table). Each source is presumed to be reliable, but the results are inconsistent because definitions are imprecise and because researchers have sought information in different ways.

The table contains data for the number of peace museums, museums for peace, human rights museums, "sites of consicence," peace monuments, Holocaust memorials and museums, and peace studies programs in each of the 30 countries. The totals at the right side of the table are in rough proportion to the number of "places that authentically represent peace stories and peacemakers of the past." Except for one person's list of 112 college and university peace studies programs, the totals do not accurately reflect the number of "activities that authentically represent peace stories and peacemakers of the present."

30 Selected
Partners &
& Inst.
College &
Places Include
(both positive &
negative examples)
Data Sources

Click links
to see data sets.

Wikipedia K.Yamane


of Intl.
Human Rts.

of Sites of

Wikipedia West-
Wikipedia Calculation
(used to
rank order
this table)
Israel - - 4 - - 158 7 1 170 8,002 47,070 Yad Vashem
New Zealand - - - 2 - 36 - - 38 4,467 117,553 Nuclear Free Zone
Netherlands 5 9 18 1 - 65 5 - 103 16,784 162,951 Peace Palace
Switzerland - 4 5 - - 40 - - 49 8,037 164,020 UNO Geneva
Austria 1 3 5 - - 35 3 1 48 8,489 176,854 UNO Vienna
UK 2 3 14 16 1+4 266 4 5 315 63,182 200,578 Reformers
Norway 1 3 3 2 0+1 12 - 1 23 5,051 219,609 Morokulien
USA 5 18 227 2 6+67 958 35 82 1,400 315,779 225,556 UN Headquareters
Canada - - 13 - 0+3 126 3 6 151 35,056 232,159 UN Peacekeeping
Belgium 2 3 6 - 0+2 25 1 - 39 11,151 285,923 Edith Cavell
Sweden 3 2 4 - 0+1 13 1 2 26 9,567 367,962 Morokulien
Ireland - - - - - 9 - 3 12 4,585 382,083 Reconciliation
Japan 20 34 29 - 0+1 201 - - 285 127,340 446,807 Hiroshima/Nagasaki
Costa Rica - 1 1 - - 7 - 1 10 4,667 466,700 UN University
France 1 4 20 2 0+1 52 54 ?! 2 136 65,619 482,493 UNESCO
Germany 5 12 27 1 0+1 114 3 1 164 82,029 500,177 Nazi desertions
Lebanon - - - - 0+1 5 - 1 7 4,324 617,714 Sabra & Shatilla
Australia - - 1 2 0+1 26 2 4 37 23,009 621,865 Nobel Peace Walk
Poland - 5 13 1 0+3 12 7 - 41 38,534 939,854 Holocaust
Greece - - 1 - - 7 1 - 9 10,815 1,201,667 Olympic Games
Spain 2 2 4 - 0+4 24 - 1 37 47,060 1,271,892 Guernika
South Africa - 1 10 - 2+5 18 3 - 39 51,771 1,327,462 Apartheid
South Korea 1 6 5 - 0+1 24 - - 37 50,004 1,351,459 Demilitarized Zone
Italy 2 2 8 1 1+4 23 3 - 44 59,500 1,352,272 Pax Romana
India 2 3 11 - 0+2 52 - - 70 1,210,193 1,728,847 Mahatma Gandhi
Mexico - - 1 2 0+3 24 - - 30 112,337 3,744,567 Amistad/Friendship
Russia - - 5 - 2+4 24 - - 35 143,370 4,096,286 Gulags
Turkey - - - - - 10 - 1 11 75,627 6,875,181 Atatürk's "Peace at home"
Brazil - - 3 - 0+2 11 1 - 17 193,947 11,408,647 Tortura Nunca Mais
China 1 12 4 - - 19 - - 46 1,354,040 29,435,652 Japanese Aggression
30 Country Total 53 127 442 32 12+110=122 2,396 133 112 3,417 4,144,336
30 Country Average 1.8 4.2 14.7 1.1 4.1 79.9 4.4 3.7 113.9 138,145 1,212,862
212 Country Total - 27 49 14 5+47=52 Many 14 - 2,869,080
242 = World Total 53 154 491 46 17+157=174 2,396+Many 147 112 7,013,416
30 Selected
Partners &
& Inst.
College &
Places Include
(both positive &
negative examples)


(1) Tourists travel to play golf, to take adventure tours, and to visit battlefields, but relatively few of them seek out peace places and peace activities. An obvious reason is that the public is very largely unaware of the tourism value of peace places and peace activities.

(2) The public is in fact unaware of "peace" as a category of tourism interest and of the many different meanings and themes of “peace.”

(3) University peace studies departments, peace activist associations, and other organizations which make a conscious effort to promote "peace" do so largely in isolation from the public at large.

(4) The tourism industry (airlines, hotels, tourism promotion agencies, and travel writers) also overlook "peace" as tourism destination. Peace places and activities are not advertised or shown in popular guide books.

(5) There is virtually no peace tourism industry today.

(6) To create “peace tourism,” the public needs to become increasingly aware of the many meanings of “peace” and of the many interesting “peace travel” options.


(1) Find wasys for stakeholders of the tourism industry and of peace organizations to interface and create innovative ways to market peace tourism to the traveling public of all countries.

(2) Strengthen the International Network of Museums for Peace (INMP), the Federation of International Human Rights Museums (FIHRM), the International Coalition of Sites of Conscience (ICSC), and other non-governmental organizations which ary trying to bring about cooperation and coordination among museums for peace and other peace places.

(3) Encourage peace activist organizaitons and university peace studies departments to reach out to peace tourists and to welcome them into local peace activities.

(4) Publish directories (in print and on-line) of peace places, peace sights, and peace destinations. Cretate a multilingual, searchable on-line directory of peace activities taking place in all countries throughout the year.

(5) Create a peace tourism "brand" or logo which could be used to identify organizations sponsoring study tours and workshops, peace studies departments and peace activists willing to meet with the public, the sites of peace achievements, and of course peace monuments and museums.

(6) Redefine and reinstate the "Banner of Peace" originally promoted by Russian artist Nicholas Roerich to identify and protect places of important cultural heritage.

(7) Ensure that the public learns the peace stories (and peace tourism possibilities) of cities with peace monument and museum concentration, for example (in alphabetical order) Ahmedabad, Atlanta, Belfast, Berlin, Geneva, Hiroshima, Jerusalem, Kyoto/Osaka, London, Nagasaki, New Delhi, New York City, Philadelphia, The Hague, San Juan (Costa Rica), Tokyo, Vienna, and Washington, DC.

(8) Promote a "grand tour" (and publish a companion coffee table book) which would include well established peace sights in key places such as Atlanta (for Martin Luther King, Jr.), Auschwitz, Bhutan (for Gross National Happiness), Buenos Aires, Czech Republic (for the Cairn of Peace and Three Emperors Museum), Geneva, Guernika, Hiroshima, Jerusalem (for Yad Vashem and the West Bank), New Delhi (for Mahatma Gandhi), New York City (for UN Headquarters), and The Hague (for the Peace Palace).


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Gilbert, Martin (April 15, 1999). "Holocaust Journey: Traveling in Search of the Past," Columbia University Press, New York, pp. 468. "Interweaves present-day experiences, personal memories & historical accounts. More than 50 photographs taken over the course of this unique voyage are included, among them shots of Berlin, at the spot of the 1933 book burning; the railway line to Auschwitz; Oskar Schindler's factory in Crakow, Poland; and memorial stones from Treblinka. Together with 55 maps, these illustrations add an arresting visual dimension to this powerful story."

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About the Author

Edward W. Lollis was a career U.S. Foreign Service Officer specializing in Africa, international energy policy, and development economics. He studied at Yale University, Princeton University, the University of Wisconsin Madison and the University of Melbourne in Australia. He worked in Canada, the Dominican Republic, England, France, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Rwanda, and the USA. After retiring from the Department of State, he was Executive Secretary of the U.S. Committee for the Bicentennial of the Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen and then worked as a geographic analyst. Since 2001, he has written or lectured about peace monuments and museums for the Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace, the Peace and Justice Studies Association, the International Network of Museums for Peace, and Rotary International. He maintains an on-line database of "Peace Monuments Around the World" (at http://www.peacepartnersintl.net) and recently published "Monumental Beauty: Peace Monuments and Museums Around the World."