2nd UN Tourism Regional Conference on the Empowerment of Women in Tourism in Asia and the Pacific

2nd UN Tourism Regional Conference on the Empowerment of Women in Tourism in Asia and the Pacific

Bali, Indonesia | 2-4 May 2024

Women-led Initiatives shaping the future of Inclusive and Sustainable Tourism

The 2nd UN Tourism Regional Conference on the Empowerment of Women in Tourism in Asia and the Pacific will be organized jointly by UN Tourism and the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia in collaboration with Bali Tourism Polytechnic. It will take place in Bali, Indonesia from 2-4 May 2024.

Women make up 53% of the tourism workforce in Asia & the Pacific but are concentrated in lower-skilled, lower-paid and informal roles, leaving them with limited access to social protections and vulnerable during times of crisis.

As the global tourism industry undergoes a rapid and widespread recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an urgent need to address the gender inequalities within the sector and facilitate more opportunities for the empowerment of women.

This event provides a platform for some of the leading female voices in tourism in Asia & the Pacific, celebrating their successes and considering ways to dismantle the barriers that hamper women's economic and social empowerment.

The agenda will include dialogue with leaders from both the public and private sectors who are driving social innovation, discussing strategies for the global tourism industry to confront and combat gender inequality.

Scheduled discussions are the following*:

Women's Ministerial Roundtable Discussion

  • "Women in Tourism Industry Leadership: Women in Tourism Industry Leadership: Highlighting the achievements and acknowledging the challenges of women leaders in the tourism sector"

Panel Discussions

  • Panel 1 - "Sustainable and Inclusive Tourism: Discussing women's roles in promoting sustainable tourism"
  • Panel 2 - "From the classroom to the boardroom: Examining how education and training impact women's participation in the tourism sector"
  • Panel 3 - "Safety and Accessibility: Addressing concerns related to safety and creating more accessible travel opportunities for women"

*Content is subject to change. *Moderators and panelists will be announced in due course.


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Session Presentations (will be uploaded in due course)

Meetings Documents

CONTACTS

UN Tourism

Ms. Christine Brew
Programme Officer, Regional Department for Asia and the Pacific
Email: [email protected]

Mr. Ben Owen
Senior Project Specialist, Ethics, Culture and Social Responsibility Department
Email: [email protected]

Bali Tourism Polytechnic and Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia

Dr. Luh Yusni Wiarti, M.Par., M.Rech 
Deputy Director for Partnership Student and Alumni 
Bali Tourism Polytechnic 
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Hasna Azzizah Qarari 
Centre for Tourism Human Resources Development
Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy 
Email: [email protected]

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