Union Minister Dr. Thet Thet Khine Attends 2nd UN Tourism Conference on the Empowerment of Women in Tourism in Asia and the Pacific held in Bali of Indonesia

The 2nd UN Tourism Conference on the Empowerment of Women in Tourism in Asia and the Pacific which was jointly organized by the UN Tourism and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia took place at Bali International Convention Center (BICC) in Nusa Dua of Bali in Indonesia from 2 to 4 May, attended by a Myanmar delegation led by Union Minister Dr. Thet Thet Khine of the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

During the conference, Union Minister and delegates made the following activities:

  • In the morning of 2 May, Myanmar delegation participated in the 2nd UN Tourism Conference on the Empowerment of Women in Tourism in Asia and the Pacific at the BICC.
  • On the first day of the roundtable discussion of the conference, Union Minister Dr. Thet Thet Khine and officials from Indonesia, Laos, Maldives and Samoa discussed on the matters pertaining to the capabilities of women in the tourism sector and difficulties they encountered.
  • In the evening of the second day of the conference, the Union Minister and party attended a mangrove planting programme aimed at reducing carbon emission, where they planted mangrove saplings.
  • On 4 May, the Union Minister and delegates visited the ARMA Museum in the Ubud area of Bali, Indonesia. There, they witnessed traditional Balinese cultural dances, crafts, sculptures, as well as works by ancient masters of painting. Myanmar delegation arrived back in Yangon on 5 May.

At the conference, Asia-Pacific regional director of UN Tourism, officials from the Macao Tourism Department and private tourism organizations from Indonesia, Singapore, and India, officials from universities, colleges, and educational institutions in Australia, Japan, Korea, Viet Nam, Malaysia and Indonesia discussed the matters relating to the involvement of women in the tourism sectors of countries in the region, the impact of education and training on women’s participation in tourism sector and safe participation of women in tourism.

The conference is held with the theme “Woman-Led Initiatives Shaping the Future of Inclusive and Sustainable Tourism”, aiming to identify opportunities and programmes that women can lead in the tourism sector.

Source: MWD (6-5-2024)

  • Union Minister participated in the 2nd UN Tourism Conference on the Empowerment of Women in Tourism in Asia and the Pacific, discussing the matters pertaining to the capabilities of women in the tourism sector and difficulties they encountered.
  • During the trip, the Union Minister and party attended a mangrove planting programme aimed at reducing carbon emission, and visited the ARMA Museum in the Ubud area of Bali, Indonesia.
engdate: 
Tuesday, May 7, 2024 - 08:15
month: 
May, 2024