UCSI University Sarawak held its virtual International Tourism Seminar on July 24, 2020, discussing various aspects of tourism. Entitled “Tourism Recovery & Development – Responsibility, Sustainability & Value Creation”, the webinar discussed various aspects of tourism recovery in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic situation. Speakers of the seminar included industry experts from various countries such as the Philippines, Thailand, Japan, Canada, Bulgaria and Malaysia.
STB Chief Executive Officer, Sharzede Datu Haji Salleh Askor who was invited as one of the speakers, representing Sarawak, shared various aspects of Responsible Tourism and Sarawak’s efforts in implementing Responsible Tourism, especially when hosting internationally renowned events such as the Rainforest World Music Festival (RWMF). She also shared on how Responsible Tourism has benefitted the State’s economic viability, the environment and empowering community (3Es), as well as its importance in the recovery of tourism post COVID-19.
The session was moderated by Associate Professor Ida Ingko, from the Department of Tourism and Commerce, UCSI University Sarawak.
To watch the recorded livestream, visit UCSI University Faculty of Hospitality & Tourism Management Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/fhtmatucsiuniversity.