11th UNWTO Asia Pacific Executive Training Programme on Tourism Policy and Strategy


20 March 2017 - 23 March 2017

Port Moresby
Papua New Guinea

The 11th UNWTO Asia Pacific Executive Training Programme on Tourism Policy and Strategy will be organized by Regional Programme for Asia and the Pacific in collaboration with the Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority from the 20 to 23 of March in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.  

UNWTO has been conducting this annual high-level executive training program on tourism policy and strategy in the Asia-Pacific region since 2006. This program has been an important forum for high-level policy makers of the region´s National Tourism Administrations to get together and strengthen effective and responsive formulation of policies and strategies. After ten years of strong support from the government of the Republic of Korea (ROK), has become an iconic activity of UNWTO in the region. And it will again be fully sponsored by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the ROK.

The theme of this year’s four-day training program is "Sustainable Tourism for Development". This is in conjunction with 2017 International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development and taking into cognizance the imperative to improve resource efficiency and to protect, conserve and preserve natural and cultural heritage. In addition, emphasis will be placed on initiatives to optimize the benefits of international cooperation for peace and development. 

Contact information:

UNWTO Secretariat

Ms. Jeongmi Lee
Senior Officer
UNWTO Regional Program for Asia and the Pacific
Email: jlee@unwto.org

Ms. Ariana Luquin Sanchez
Deputy Manager
Programme and Public Relations
UNWTO Regional Support Office for Asia and the Pacific
Email: aluquin@unwto-ap.org

Host Country

Mr. Heni Dembis
Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority
Email: heni.dembis@papuanewguinea.travel

Ms Ingrid Kuman
Papua New Guinea Tourism Promotion Authority
Email: Ingrid.kuman@papuanewguinea.travel

National Forum Presentation

  1. Keynote presentation on Sustainable Tourism for Development:  'Travel, Enjoy, Respect' by Adjunct Professor Steve Noakes
  2. Mr. Jerry Agus, CEO PNG Tourism Promotion Authority
  3. Mr. Christopher Cocker, CEO, South Pacific Tourism Organization
  4. Mr. Phuntsho  Gyeltshen, Tourism Council of Bhutan
  5. Dr. Frans Teguh, Director for Infrastructure Development and Tourism Ecosystem, Ministry of Tourism, Republic of Indonesia
  6. Dr. Ong Hong Peng, Chairman, National Academy of Arts, Culture and Heritage, Malaysia

Country Presentation

  1. Afghanistan
  2. Bangladesh
  3. Bhutan
  4. Cambodia
  5. Fiji
  6. Indonesia
  7. Laos
  8. Myanmar
  9. Malaysia
  10. Maldives
  11. Mongolia
  12. Nepal
  13. Papua New Guinea, by Mr. Gard Renson 
  14. Papua New Guinea, by Ms. Christine Peipul
  15. Papua New Guinea, by Mr. Joel Keimelo
  16. Philippines
  17. Viet Nam
  18. Sri Lanka

Conclusions and additional resources:

  1. Introductory slides by Adjunct Professor Steve Noakes
  2. Do No Harm
  3. Human Rights
  4. Final Day
  5. Wrap up session

Publication for Reference

Sustainable Tourism for Development Guidebook (2013)