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MoHT Union minister attends global forum on tourism statistics, knowledge and policies hosted by South Korea

Union Minister for Hotels and Tourism Dr Htay Aung, representatives of the Myanmar Tourism Federation and officials virtually attended the second day of the 2021 Global Forum on Tourism Statistics, Knowledge and Policies held in Seoul, South Korea yesterday.

The forum was organized by South Korea in collaboration with its Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the Korea Tourism Organization, on 3 November 2021. On the first day of the forum, discussions were held on how to better prepare the tourism industry for a stronger future based on lessons learnt from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Union Minister for Commerce, Industry and Tourism of Columbia, and the Deputy Minister for Tourism and Antiquities addressed the forum, and senior officials from Portugal, South Africa, and Mexico, and leaders of the Asia-Pacific Tourism Association, Australia Chamber of Commerce and the European Future Tourism Agency participated in the discussion.

The second day of the forum continued yesterday with the theme of rebuilding better tourism with recovery, and the Minister for Tourism of Costa Rica addressed the forum online, and officials and experts participated in the discussion. The forum aimed to respond with clear and firm policies to the economic, social and environmental impacts caused by the COVID-19, climate change and technology advances; to share policy support and experience with governments with the same aim of reviving tourism with the help of international organizations.

South Korea, the host country of the forum, established the ASEAN-Korea Centre for Investment and Tourism Development in 2009 with a focus on the development of trade, investment and tourism with the ASEAN member countries, including Myanmar.—MNA

Source From: The Global New Light of Myanmar

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