Sabah Hosts World Tourism Conference in November

Date Published
October 4, 2022

Image credit: Sabah Tourism Board.

The 6th World Tourism Conference (WTC), jointly organized by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) and the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), will take place in Kota Kinabalu from 28 to 30 November 2022 at Sabah International Convention Center. Sabah last hosted this event in 2010.

Themed “Tourism Futures Reimagined,” this year’s conference provides an interdisciplinary platform for discussing tourism futures and strategies that can drive recovery and resilience in a post-pandemic world. It is divided into four sessions: Decoding Tourism Futures, Discovering Niche Opportunities, Redefining Tourism Success, and Rebuilding Tourism Resilience and Readiness.

Organizers are expecting 700 international and local participants. Applications are currently open through the official UNWTO website and will be vetted by MOTAC.

“We are expecting foreign dignitaries, tourism industry experts and WTC participants from all over the world to visit Sabah for this exclusive event. Sabah Tourism Board as a strategic partner has been working closely with MOTAC, Tourism Malaysia, and industry stakeholders to prepare and welcome these delegations.” said Chief Executive Officer Noredah Othman of Sabah Tourism Board.

“Sabah is proud to host another big-scale international event as we are committed to be a key business events destination in this region. I am confident that with the facilities, skill talents and experience we have, Sabah business events industry could flourish.” she added.

Over 1200 participants convened in Sabah for the 2nd Asia Park Congress in May this year. Other events of note are the Malaysia Borneo Football Cup, Borneo Bird Festival, Borneo Safari, and the WWF–Malaysia 50th Anniversary Conference.