11th IFTM-UNWTO Training Programme on Capacity Building for Sustainable Tourism in Island Countries

The IFTM-UNWTO Training Programme will be held virtually on 1st, 3rd and 4th June 2021.

Island countries are often regarded as attractive destinations which are typically seen to be exotic and small in size, but they are quite vulnerable to natural disasters, climate change and various socio-cultural impacts. In order to address some of the challenges and issues pertaining to the above-mentioned matters and ensure the long-term sustainability of tourism in island countries, the Macao Institute for Tourism Studies in collaboration with UNWTO are pleased to deliver an online training course comprising three webinars based on the theme of “Capacity Building for Sustainable Tourism in Island Countries.”

This webinar is designed mainly for the Island country Member States nominated by UNWTO, namely: Fiji, Palau, Vanuatu, Samoa, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and The Maldives; together with participants from the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area by invitation.

Upon completion of this training programme participants will be able to:

  1. Acquire knowledge and insights on how to prepare and manage tourism destination marketing efforts during the Covid-19 pandemic period;
  2. Integrate knowledge of sustainable tourism with respect to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production: the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative to support a shift towards a circular economy of plastics, where plastics never become waste;
  3. Apply and assess how festival and events may be used to enhance a destination’s product offerings and its attractiveness; and
  4. Learn from the experiences shared by participating member states in building capacity for sustainable tourism.

The topics covered in this online training programme are:

  • Destination Management
  • Sustainable Tourism Product Development
  • Festivals and Events

Contact information:

UNWTO Secretariat

  • Ms. Orianne Derrier

        Regional Project Specialist

        Regional Department for Asia and the Pacific, UNWTO

        Email: oderrier@unwto.org


  • Mr. Kuok Un Iong 

        Programme Analyst

        Regional Department for Asia and the Pacific

       Email: biong@unwto.org