The 27th CAP-CSA Joint meeting and the UNWTO Regional Ministerial Conference

Date

3 June 2015 - 5 June 2015

Bandos Island Resort
Maldives

The 27th Joint Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia and Pacific (CAP) and the UNWTO Commission for South Asia (CSA) & UNWTO Regional Ministerial Conference on Positioning Tourism in a Wider Socio-economic Context will be held in Bandos Island Resort, Maldives from 3 to 5 June 2015 under the garcious support of UnionPay International.    

27th CAP-CSA Joint Commission Meeting

The 27th CAP-CSA Joint Commission Meeting is UNWTO´s principal annual event in the Asia Pacific Region, attended last year by around 60 representatives from UNWTO Member States, 7 UNWTO Affiliate Members and numerous international and regional organizations including Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA), Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO) and USAID.

Key topics this year will include:

  • UNWTO´s Programme of Work for the Region
  • Asia’s use of TripAdvisor as a source of consumers’ data
  • Other statutory issues related to the UNWTO Asia-Pacific Member States

Please find below the documents related to this meeting.

UNWTO Regional Ministerial Conference

This year the Joint Commission Meeting will take place in conjunction with the UNWTO Regional Ministerial Conference on Positioning Tourism in a Wider Socio-economic Context which is being organised with two main objectives:  

  • to take stock of the extent to which UNWTO’s Open Letter initiative has achieved its main objective of advocating that countries duly recognise the socio-economic contribution of tourism to their national economies; 
  • and to examine national policies that will engender strategies to ensure that the projected growth in tourism demand will translate into socio-economic benefits for non-tourism sectors of Asia-Pacific economies. 

The Ministers of Tourism from across the Asia Pacific region will also discuss and debate the next steps in strengthening government awareness and support to enable advancement of the tourism sector.

Ultimately, through open sharing of national and regional insights, experience and expertise, the Ministerial Dialogue will uncover and unlock valuable individual and cooperative solutions to assist tourism leaders in moving their sector, and national agendas forward.

The preliminary programme for the Regional Ministerial Conference can be found below in 'General Document' section.


General Documents

Programme for Regional Ministerial Conference & 27th Joint Commission Meeting

General Information Note

Registration Form

Technical Note

Accommodation Booking Form


Joint Commission Meeting

Provisional Agenda

4. Report of the Secretary-General

5.1 Implementation of the General Programme of Work for 2014-2015: Global Activities

5.2. Regional Activities

6.1 Committee for Tourism and Sustainability

6.2 Committee on Tourism and Competitiveness

6.3 Committee on Statistics and Tourism Satellite Account

6.4 Committee on Programme and Budget Committee

7. Report on the Survey on the Priority Areas of the Programme of Work for 2016-2017

8. Nomination of the host country for World Tourism Day 2016

9. Preparations for the twenty-first session of the UNWTO General Assembly

11. Place and date of the 28th joint meeting of the two commissions

Consultation Meeting for World Bank and UNWTO

Programme for Consultation Meeting for World Bank and UNWTO


Presentation Files for the 27th Joint Commission Meeting

4. Report of the Secretary-General

 

5.1. Global Activities
 
5.2. Regional Acticities
 
6. Report on Technical Committees
 

Decisions

27th Joint Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia and the Pacific and the UNWTO Commission for South Asia


For further information, please contact the following persons:

UNWTO Coordinator

Ms. Christine Brew

Senior Programme Assistant

Regional Programme for Asia and Pacific

A Specialized Agency of the United Nations

C/ Capitán Haya 42, 28020 Madrid, Spain

Tel: +34 91 567 8192 / Fax: 91 571 37 33

Email: cbrew@unwto.org

Host Country Coordinator

Mr. Ali Shinan

Assistant Director

Ministry of Tourism

Maldives

Tel: +960 790 0032 / Fax: +960 332 2512

Email: ali.shinan@tourism.gov.mv