UN and UNWTO: World Tourism Development after COVID-19 Crisis Needs to Be Driven to Bases of People with Disability, Ethnic Minorities and Women, etc

(Phnom Penh): On the occasion of the 41st World Tourism Day 2021, Mr. Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General as well as Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization, underlined about inclusive tourism development, the restoration of tourism growth and the reopening of tourism, in which the two international organization heads recommended that the world tourism development after COVId-19 crisis onward is needed to be driven to the bases of people with disability, ethnic minorities and women, etc.

Such expression came in a congratulatory message for World Tourism Day, to be broadcast-ed in the occasion, when Cambodia marked the World Tourism Day, on September 27th, 2021, from the office of the ministry of tourism. In face of serve impacts on hundreds of people posed by COVID-19 crisis, the two international organization heads highlighted the vision in inclusive and sustainable tourism development forward to resilience and inclusive growth. As noted in human history, there is only tourism which is a sector benefiting to all vulnerable people and those to be abandoned, such as the people with disability, ethnic minorities and women, etc.

In confrontation with the COVID-19 crisis, those people are the one who are being serve impacted. As a warning by the above two organization secretary – generals, in time and in need, this time is time needed to reconsider on changing and re-launching a safe tourism sector in order to contribute to building up a resilient sustainable, equitable and inclusive socio-economy for all humanities moving forward to the green tourism and carbon balance (C).

On that occasion, HE THONG Khon, Minister of Tourism, also announced to provide candidates, as tourism officers, private sectors and students 50 scholarships provided by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for Cambodia which is a tourism rehabilitation program for member nations. The 50 places of scholarships learning provided by the World Tourism Organization is focused on: (1). Business Strategy, (2). Accounting and Finance, (3). Basic of Digital Market, (4). Basic of Operational Management, (5). Basic of Innovation and Digital Transformation.