The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Malaysia (MOTAC) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) jointly organized the 6th World Tourism Conference (WTC) 2022 on 28 - 30 November 2022 that was held in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia. Assoc. Prof. Dr. S. Mostafa Rasoolimanesh, Director of Sustainable Tourism Impact Lab and the Centre for Research and Innovation in Tourism (CRiT), Taylor’s University was invited to join the Panel Session 4: Rebuilding Tourism Resilience & Readiness. He presented “Sustainable Tourism Index as a Scorecard for Destinations” and highlighted the Taylor's Sustainable Tourism Impact Lab which aims to drive responsible and inclusive economic growth and community development in the tourism and hospitality industry.
Themed “Tourism Futures Reimagined,” the 6th World Tourism Conference (WTC) 2022 conference aimed to provide an interdisciplinary platform that champions thought leadership on tourism futures and strategies driving tourism’s recovery and resilience in a post-pandemic world. The Panel Session 4: Rebuilding Tourism Resilience & Readiness highlighted the need for tourism-related businesses to increasingly look outwards to other economic sectors in order to adopt the best business practices and global certification systems which can enhance corporate governance and foster a more progressive ecosystem for investments.
The session also discussed topics such as Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) and B-Corp Certification, among others, which can help preparing tourism businesses for future crises and discover impact investment opportunities for tourism from an investor’s perspective.
The recap of Session 4: Rebuilding Tourism Resilience & Readiness can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gYIOl8jQR0&t=5295s