UNWTO hosting duties a success

Fiji's Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Faiyaz Koya opens the 30th Joint Meeting of the UNWTO Commission for East Asia and the Pacific and the UNWTO Commission for South Asia (29th CAP-CSA) and UNWTO Regional Seminar on Climate Change, Biodiversity & Sustainable Tourism Development in Nadi this morning. Picture: FIJIAN GOVERNMENT/FB

FIJI’s hosting duties of the United National World Tourism Organisation’s 30th Joint Meeting of the Commission of East Asia and Pacific (CAP) and Commission of the South Asian has been hailed a success.

Minister for Tourism Faiyaz Koya said regional countries have benefited from the event which included 130 delegates from East Asia, South Asia and the Pacific.

During the seminar, Mr Koya called for greater collaboration between regional countries.

“Fiji looks forward to initiatives, action plans and collective efforts to mitigate the impacts of climate change in tourism development cooperation, as well as in our respective tourism development strategies”, he said.

“In order to ensure that the Pacific was at the forefront of discussions at the Regional Seminar, we invited Pacific Island Countries that were not members of the CAP-CSA. This enabled the countries to engage with UNWTO Secretary-General and other member states.

“There are a number of action oriented outcomes from the Seminar, and as the host, Fiji will ensure that the UNWTO provides regular updates on results of the actions taken.”

The meeting ended on Friday.

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