UNWTO Exe Training Programme on Tourism Policy & Strategy in Trivandrum
The 12th UNWTO Asia/Pacific Executive Training Programme on Tourism Policy and Strategy co-organized by UNWTO, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Republic of Korea will be held in Thiruvananthapuram, the Kerala capital city from 19 – 22 March 2018. The event would be inaugurated by K J Alphons, Minister for Tourism, on March 18 at the RGCC Convention Centre, The Leela Raviz Kovalam at 7 pm.
Kadakampally Surendran, Minister for Tourism, Govt of Kerala, Xu Jing, Director, Regional Progrmme for Asia and Pacific, UNWTO and Byungchae Yu, Director, Tourism Industry Policy Division, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Republic of Korea, would also be present at the inaugural function.
Since 2006, the UNWTO has convened the Asia and the Pacific Executive Training Programme on Tourism Policy and Strategy annually. This Executive Training Programme is the only programme of its kind in the region and is renowned for its stimulating content and thought-provoking discussions. The theme and subject of the Programme changes each year and has historically had far-reaching impacts both for the host destination and the attendees.
Through a series of lectures, group discussions, debates, presentations and technical tours, the Training Programme provides a welcoming forum in which public sector tourism executives gain a better understanding of the latest trends in tourism management. It also provides a platform for sharing knowledge and experience, to learn of successful practices in policy and strategy formulation and implementation. The Training Programme gives participants the opportunity to improve their strategic tourism management skills and, through a newfound network of regional contacts, continue to develop these skills going forward.
The overall theme for the 12th iteration of the UNWTO Asia/Pacific Executive Training Programme is Tourism and Technology.