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Key Note Address

 

Mr. Geoffrey Lipman

Assistant Secretary-General, World Tourism Organisation

Spain

 

Global Trends in the Travel and Tourism Industry

 

Key Note Address

 

Mr Peter De Jong,

CEO, Pacific Asia Travel Association, Bangkok,

Thailand

Advancement in Aviation and Its Impact on Destinations

 

 

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

 

The papers will cover the successes of tourism planning and policies, environmental protection, pro-poor, hospitality, tour & travel, niche markets, MICE, tourism experiences, aviation and information technology in tourism.

 

 

Key Note Address

 

Mr Christopher Rodrigues CBE, Chairman, VisitBritain

Britain

 

A Vision for the Tourist Board of the Future

 

 

Session 1 - Intervention

 

Dr Burhani Nyenzi, Director, World Climate Programme Department, World Meteorological Organisation

 

Climate Variability and Change: WMO's initiatives in providing climate services for the tourism sector

 

 

Inspiring Success Stories ....

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Session Papers

 

Keynotes

  • Global Trends in the Travel and Tourism Industry

  • A Vision for the Tourist Board of the Future

  • A Vision for Air Transportation in the Future

  • Climate Variability and Change: WMO's initiatives in providing climate services for the tourism sector

 

Session 1

Propelling Sustainable Growth through Tourism

  • Growing Importance of Tourism in National Economies

  • Tourism as a Creative Solution for Environmental Protection and Cultural Conservation

  • Tourism Strategies to Benefit the Poor

  • Sustainable Practices in Developing the Tourism Industry

Session 2

Succeeding in Global Tourism (Lessons in Marketing)

  • Travel and Tour Operators - Creative Use of Online and Offline Marketing

  • Hotel - Managing Brands, Standing-Out and Becoming a Global Player

  • Niche Market - Exploiting Your Strength and Specialty to Your Advantage

  • MICE -Tapping the MICE Market for Higher Tourist Yield

     

Session 3

Success in Product Development and Diversification

  • Hosting Signature Events for Anchoring Destinations

  • Rural Homestay to Enhance Tourist Experience

    Prof. Dr. Amran Hamzah, Head, Tourism

  • Creating a Shopping Paradise

  • Backpackers - The Potential Often Overlooked

  • Morocco's "Vision 2010" for Tourism

Session 4

Successful Partnership - Strategies for Collaboration

  • How Tourism Enterpreneurs from Developing Countries Can Succeed Globally

  • The Rise of Low Cost Carriers in Transforming International Travel

  • E-Tourism Business-Innovative Approaches for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises

  • The Impact of Technology on Tourism

 

Tourism Ministers and Deputies in attendance

 

Brunei

H.E. Pehin Orang Kaya Setia Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Ahmad Haji Jumat

Cameroon

H.E. Mr Hamadou Baba

Gabon

H.E. Mr. Pierre Claver Maganga Moussavou

Laos

H.E. Mr Somphang Mongkhonvilay

Lesotho

H.E. Ms Lebohang Nitsinyi

Malaysia

H.E. Datuk Seri Tengku Adnan bin Tengku Mansor

Malaysia

H.E. Dato Ir Donald Lim Siang Chai

Maldives

H.E. Mr Abdul Hameed Zakariyya (Deputy Minister)

Mozambique

H.E. Mr Mualeia Rosario

Myanmar

H.E. Major General Soe Naing

Papua New Guinea

H.E. Mr Nick Kuman

Solomon Islands

H.E. Mr Bently Samuel Ragosomane

Sudan

H.E. Mr Joseph Mawal

Thailand

H.E. Dr Suvit Yodmani

Uzbekistan

H.E. Mr Zakhid L. Khakimov

Vanuatu

H.E. Mr James Bule

Yemen

H.E. Mr Nabil Al Fakih

 

SPEAKER'S PRESENTATIONS MAY BE DOWNLOADED HERE

Session 1

 

Mr Wayne Calder

General Manager, Business Development Group, Tourism Division, Department of Industry, Tourism and Resources,

Australia

Tourism as a Creative Solution for Environmental Protection

*Confirmed

 

Session 1

 

Mr. Tim Barlett,

Consultant, UNWTO,

Spain

Sustainable Practices in Developing the Tourism Industry

 

 

Session 2

 

Mr. Anthony Wong Third Vice-President, Board of Directors, International Congress and Convention Association,

The Netherlands

MICE: Tapping the MICE Market for Higher Tourist Yield

 

*Confirmed

 

Session 2

 

Mr. Thies Rheinsberg

Corporate Development Director, TUI AG, Germany

Travel and Tour Operators: Creative Use of Online and Offline Marketing

 

 

Session 3 - Intervention

 

Mr Hassan Kacimi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Tourism, Morocco

 

Morocco's "Vision 2010" for Tourism

 

 

Session 3

 

Dr. Frederic Dimanche, Director, Centre for Tourism Management, CERAM Sophia Antipolis, France

Hosting Signature Events for Anchoring Destinations

 

 

 

*Confirmed

 

Session 4

 

Mr Tim Barlett

UNWTO Consultant

 

 

 

 

Moderator

*Confirmed

 

Session 1

 

Datuk Dr Victor Wee

Secretary-General, Ministry of Tourism,

Malaysia

Growing Importance of Tourism in National Economies

 

 

 

 

 

Session 1

 

Mr Moeketsi Mosola

Chief Executive Officer South African Tourism, South Africa

Tourism Strategies to Benefit the Poor

 

 

Session 2

 

Mr. Reas M Kondraschow

Executive Vice-President

International Development, Wyndham Hotel Group International

 

Hotel: Managing Brands, Standing-Out and Becoming a Global Player

 

*Confirmed

 

Session 2

 

Mr. Abdul Hameed Zakariyya,

Deputy Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Maldives

 

Niche Market Exploiting Your Strength and Specialty to Your Advantage

 

 

Session 3

 

Mr Jeff Jarvis,

Program  Director, Graduate Tourism Program, Monash University, Australia

Backpackers - The Potential Often Overlooked

 

 

Session 3

 

Prof. Amran Hamzah, Associate Professor, Course Director Tourism Planning Programme, Head, Tourism Planning Research Group (TPRG) Universiti Teknologi Malaysia

Rural Homestay to Enhance Tourist Experience

 

*Confirmed

 

Session 3

 

Ms King-chi Au, Commissioner for Tourism, Economic Development and Labour Bureau,

Hong Kong SAR

Creating a Shopping Paradise

 

*Confirmed

 

Session 4

 

Mr. James C. Ram President

Indusa Global, USA

E-Tourism Business-Innovative Approaches for Small and Medium Scale Enterprises

 

*Confirmed

 

Session 4

 

Datuk Tony Fernandez,

CEO, AirAsia

Malaysia

The Rise of Low Cost Carriers in Transforming International Travel

 

 

*Confirmed

 

Session 4

 

Mr Oliver Bell, Regional Technology Officer Microsoft Asia Pacific

 

The Impact of Technology on Tourism

 

 

 

 

Session 4

 

Mr Lee Choong Yan,

President & Chief Operating Officer, Resorts World Berhad, Genting Highlands Group

Malaysia

SA

How Tourism Entrepreneurs from Developing Countries Can Succeed Globally

 

 

  

    


           
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