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Fri, 19 May 2017

Bangladesh Hosts 29th Joint Meeting of UNWTO Commissions

In 2016, Asia and the Pacific received 309 million international tourist arrivals, 9% more than in 2015. By 2030 this number is expected to reach 535 million.

Over 20 countries gathered in Bangladesh earlier this week for the 29th joint meeting of the UNWTO Commissions for Asia, the Pacific and South Asia, to discuss challenges facing the sector in the region, opportunities for sustainable tourism development and the programme of work of UNWTO in Asia for the coming two years.

“With growth comes power, and with power, comes responsibility,” said UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, opening the event. “With 1.8 billion international tourists foreseen to travel the world by 2030, we could end up with 1.8 billion opportunities or 1.8 billion disasters. These 1.8 billion travellers can and should translate into opportunities for inclusive economic growth, for more and better jobs, opportunities to protect our natural and cultural heritage, to better know and respect each other, to bond people, to distribute wealth and share prosperity.”

Mr. Carlos Vogeler, Executive Director for Member Relations, UNWTO

The meeting recalled the advances of the region in terms of visa facilitation, namely in Indonesia and India, in line with UNWTO’s priority to promote safe, secure and seamless travel.

 It also reviewed the work of the UNWTO technical committees on tourism competitiveness, sustainability, statistics and Tourism Satellite Account (TSA), and the activities being carried out at national level to celebrate the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development 2017.

Further items on the agenda included the transformation of the UNWTO Global Code of Ethics into an international convention and the creation of national committees on tourism ethics.

 Fiji was selected to host the 2018 Regional Commissions meeting, and India as the proposed host country of the official celebrations of World Tourism Day in 2019.

The joint meeting was preceded by a regional forum on crisis communication in tourism, with a step-by-step review of how to prepare a crisis communication plan and exchange of experiences in managing communication in situations of crisis, and of strategies for recovery. 

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