Public officials from 20 countries in the Asia-Pacific region will discuss in Seoul sustainable travel.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Nov. 7 said it will host through Nov. 11 the 16th Global Sustainable Tourism Council's Asia-Pacific Sustainable Tourism Conference jointly with the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) at JW Marriott Dongdaemun Square Seoul in the capital's Jongno-gu District.
Under the theme "Investment in Sustainable Tourism," the conference aims to share the Korean government's proactive strategies for sustainable tourism and suggest the future of digital tourism.
Participants will share case studies of private and public cooperation for raising the industry's resilience and achieving digital transformation and discuss the future of tourism in the Asia-Pacific region.
They will also explore how to expedite and boost tourism recovery in the region amid the Asia-Pacific area's relative lack of progress in that regard compared to other continents.
Since signing an agreement with the UNWTO, the ministry has organized the conference since 2006 with the host nation selected on a rotating basis in the Asia-Pacific region including Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines. Held every three years in Korea, the event over the past 16 years has attracted to the country a combined 300 public officials from the region.