Transforming tourism requires institutional coordination and seamless operations across multiple agencies within the total tourism eco-system. The uncertainties present significant challenges to understanding the new world order, the next phase of tourism and its various inter-linkages and synergies. Shifting the ideological mindset is critical, and this must be supported by research and development, political champions for change, an integrated authority, and/or stronger local people involvement. The objective of this project is to have extensive dialogues amongst sustainable champions, to reflect on the pathways and progresses towards sustainable development. Together, we should critically discuss our challenges and to explore how APEC member economies should take action to achieve inclusive and sustainable tourism in order to rebuild a stronger and more resilient tourism.
The dialogues are to scrutinise the old approach and will set advanced holistic goals for tourism that could truly become a regenerative mechanism. This critical examination will establish policy recommendations for endorsement in the 11th Tourism Ministerial Meeting, that underpin APEC’s pathways and the commitment to creating an open, dynamic, resilient and peaceful Asia-Pacific community for future generations.