Bangkok, 2 November 2023 – Thailand’s Tourism and Sports activities Minister Ms. Sudawan Wangsuphakijkosol, along with the Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Ms. Thapanee Kiatphaibool, led a Thai delegation to attend the ASEAN-Japan Tourism Ministers’ Particular Dialogue, which was held on 28 October 2023, in Tokyo.
In her handle on the assembly, Minister Sudawan stated “Thailand recognises the significance of sustainable tourism and has been launching a variety of strategic initiatives in the direction of this path. A few of these initiatives may very well be expanded for implementation on the regional stage to make sure sustainable tourism growth and apply for each the vacationer sights, native communities, and companies.”
She highlighted some ongoing sustainable tourism initiatives Thailand had been implementing. These embrace the efforts to raise the tourism provide to attain worldwide requirements, the promotion of rising locations for a greater distribution of vacationers, the deal with medical and wellness tourism, which is poised to proceed experiencing strong development, and the implementation of digital transformation to raise the Thai tourism trade’s competitiveness.
Minister Sudawan additionally engaged in a number of bilateral conferences.
The assembly with Japan’s Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism Mr. Tetsuo Saito mentioned attainable tourism cooperation on sustainable tourism, community-based tourism, and the promotion of rising locations. The dialogue additionally coated the plan to type a particular working committee between Thailand’s Ministry of Tourism and Sports activities and Japan’s Transport and Tourism Analysis Institute ASEAN-India Regional Workplace.
An replace on Thailand’s instructions in the direction of tourism promotions in ASEAN within the areas of Regional Tourism Requirements, Tourism for All, Stakeholders’ Participation, and Human Assets Growth was delivered throughout the session with ASEAN Secretary-Common Dr. Kao Kim Hourn.
As well as, there was a dialogue to discover the alternatives for Thailand to participate in tourism actions initiated by the Organisation for Financial Co-operation and Growth (OECD) throughout Minister Sudawan’s assembly with OECD Deputy Secretary-Common Mr. Yoshiki Takeuchi.
The ASEAN-Japan Tourism Ministers’ Particular Dialogue was co-chaired by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport, and Tourism of Japan and the Ministry of Info, Tradition, and Tourism of the Lao Folks’s Democratic Republic (because the Chair of the Assembly for the ASEAN Tourism Ministers (M-ATM)) to commemorate the 50th yr of ASEAN-Japan Friendship and Cooperation, and to debate the “Subsequent 50 Years with ASEAN and Japan: Designing the Path to Sustainable Tourism Collectively”.
Within the joint media assertion launched after the talks, tourism ministers from ASEAN and Japan pledged to advertise sustainable tourism and advance mutual exchanges.