Nomadic Culture and Tourism in Mongolia: Revitalization of Community through Sustainable Tourism

Date

16 December 2014
10:45 - 20:45

http://www.shinkokaido.jp/en/
Nara Prefecture New Public Hall
Nara City
Japan

The UNWTO Regional Support Office for Asia and the Pacific (RSOAP) is hosting the seminar, Nomadic Culture and Tourism in Mongolia: Revitalization of Community through Sustainable Tourism on December 16, 2014 in Nara, Japan.

In response to Mongolia’s increased focus on tourism, diverse stakeholders gather together to discuss the challenges, benefits, and strategies of developing and promoting sustainable tourism in Mongolia. The seminar will further existing efforts and explore new international partnership opportunities.

Time:            Seminar Session: 10:00 – 12:00
                     Networking Session: 12:00 – 13:00

Location:      Nara Prefecture New Public Hall,
                     101 Kasugano-cho, Nara, Japan 630-8212

Languages:   English, Mongolian, Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)

To register please visit:
                     http://www.unwto-ap.org/english/cgi/news/index.cgi?no=54

The seminar is co-organized by: University of Shiga Prefecture
                                                   Nara Women's University
                                                   Shizuoka University

Under the auspices of: Mongolia Ministry of Culture, Sport, and Tourism (MCST)
                                    Japan Tourism Agency (JTA)
                                    Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA)
                                    Nara City
 

SEMINAR PROGRAM
(Subject to minor changes)

10:00   Official Opening

Tadaaki Asanuma, Chief of UNWTO Regional Support Office for Asia and the Pacific; President of Asia-Pacific Tourism Exchange Center (APTEC)

Masako Okano, Director of International Tourism Division, Japan Tourism Agency (JTA)

Presenters:

10:10   Mongolian Heritage Crusade: Perspectives from Mongolia and China
            Uradyn E. Bulag, Reader in Social Anthropology
            at University of Cambridge

10:35  The Future Opportunities of Cultural Heritage as a Tourism Resource
            in Mongolia

            Sampildondov Chuluun, Director at Mongolian Academy of
            Sciences Institute of History

11:00   Current Situation and the Future of Mongolia Tourism
            Banzragch Margad, Head of Department, Mongolia Ministry of Culture,
            Sport, and Tourism

11:15   Winter Tourism in Mongolia
            Lundaa Davaajargal, Counsellor of Commercial and Economic,
            Embassy of Mongolia in Japan

11:30   Panel Discussion
            Moderator: Akira Ohno, Professor in Social Society,
            Department of Sociology at Shizuoka University

12:00 - 13:00   Networking Session