Sabah will host World Tourism Conference 2022 in November

2 Aug 2022

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah will host the World Tourism Conference (WTC 2022) in Kota Kinabalu from Nov 28 to 30.

Themed “Tourism Futures Reimagined”, the WTC 2020 is targeting 700 international and local delegations, including tourism ministers, senior government officials, academics and tourism industry figures from around the world.

Federal Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri said this to Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Seri Hajiji Noor during a courtesy call at his office at Menara Kinabalu today.

Hajiji welcomed the upcoming conference and hoped that it would boost the recovery of the state’s tourism industry.

According to Nancy, the organisation of WTC 2022 will be carried out in a strategic collaboration between the ministry and the Sabah government via the Sabah Tourism Board.

She said WTC is an exclusive conference organised by Malaysia in collaboration with the World Tourism Organisation (WTO).

The conference is held every three years and this will be the sixth time Malaysia is hosting following the success of the fifth edition.

For Sabah, this will be the second time that Kota Kinabalu has been selected to host the conference, she said.

This was a sign of recognition to the commitment and leadership shown by the state government which emphasised the development of the tourism sector in making Sabah a major world travel destination, she said.

Present at the meeting were State Secretary Datuk Seri Safar Untong, Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister deputy secretary general (tourism) Mohd Zamri May Zain and senior ministry officials.

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