OUR SOLIDARITY AND COMMITMENT TO
RESPONSIBLE TOURISM THROUGH SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT
Responsible Borneo (REBORN) is about rebuilding tourism using the responsibility precept through sustainable development in Sarawak and emerging destinations. It is a response to the declaration of 2021 Sarawak Commitment to Responsible Tourism made on 28 May. The overarching objective of REBORN is to perpetuate the discourse on responsible tourism conceptually as an explanatory model and practically as a benchmarking tool in the local context. It seeks to synergize the knowledge, skills and resources of the relevant stakeholders and reinforce collective actions to make a substantive impact on the environment, economy and society (including the local community).
International Conference on Responsible Tourism and Hospitality (ICRTH2021) was a professional conference featuring international 100 speakers from 28 countries. It attracted 3000 delegates from approximately 100 countries. ICRTH2021 was co-organised by Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture (MTAC) Sarawak, Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management (UCSI University), Sarawak Research Society (SRS) and Emerald Publishing (East Asia). It was also supported by government agencies, academic and industry institutions in Asia Pacific region.
With the theme on “Rebuilding Tourism for the Future through Sustainable Development”, ICRTH2021 served as an avenue for bringing different minds together as well as exchanging ideas and experiences. It aimed to advance knowledge and practice on responsible tourism and the realisation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a collective manner. It was also a capstone event to display our solidarity and efforts as responsible stakeholders to rebuild tourism and hospitality industry better and stronger for the future. The event culminated in the declaration of 2021 Sarawak Commitment to Responsible Tourism. ICRTH2022 will be held in May 16-18, 2022.