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About the Conference

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International Conference on Responsible Tourism and Hospitality (ICRTH) is an academic cum professional (industry) event that aims to advance the discourse on responsible tourism for sustainable development. The conference started in 2021 in a virtual form and continued in 2022 using a hybrid mode.


Thousands of delegates attended the conference including officials from the Ministry of Tourism, Creative Industry and Performing Arts Sarawak, UNWTO and PATA as well as participants from academia and industry.


After declaring the commitment of Sarawak to responsible tourism in 2021, the responsible tourism movement has expanded to countries in Southeast Asia in recent years.


This year, ICRTH will be co-organised by IPB University (Indonesia), Sarawak Research Society (Malaysia) and Responsible Borneo on 21-25 August 2023 with the themes “Reviving Tourism through Green Investments” and "Sustaining Tourism through Cultural Heritage Conservation". Investments are crucial from a strategic perspective for the tourism sector and its recovery from the COVID-19 epidemic. The emphasis on green investments highlights the sector's ability to use its global significance to create beneficial contributions that go beyond tourism itself as well as its role in responding to climate emergencies. Meanwhile, cultural heritage are the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes of a group or society inherited from the past. When relating tourism to conservation, it highlights the initiatives taken to extend the life of cultural heritage while strengthening transmission of its significant heritage messages and values from generation to generation.


The conference receives support from the local authorities, national and international governments, professional bodies, academic institutions, associations, and communities. In particular, it is supported by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy Indonesia and Mayor of Bogor (see letter of support). We would like to invite you to join ICRTH2023 in Bogor (Indonesia). Invitation letter is provided below. Mark your date and join us in advocating responsible tourism and hospitality to sustain tourism and the well-being of the people, planet and future generation.

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ICRTH 2023 was held at the IPB International Convention Centre (Bogor, Indonesia) last 21-23 August, with the theme, "Reviving tourism through green investment AND Sustaining tourism through cultural heritage conservation". The event was hosted by IPB University with the support from various national and international bodies. It aimed to bridge the gap between academics and industry professionals from the tourism sector. It focused on promoting responsible tourism among tourism stakeholders to preserve local culture, protect the environment, create jobs, and maintain economic growth, all of which contributes to improving the quality of life. Activities from the event also hoped to foster collaboration among national and international delegates.


A post-conference fieldwork was organized at Gunung Gede Pangrango National Park from 23 to 25 August. This was graced by the Mayor and Vice Mayor of Bogor as well as the Minister of Tourism, and Creative Economy Indonesia.

Key Information

Date:  Pre-conference workshops: 20 August 2023 (Sun)

           Main conference activities: 21-25 August 2023 (Mon–Fri)

Venue:  IPB International Convention Center (IICC) and IPB University Dramaga Campus, Bogor, Indonesia



Organisers:  IPB University, Sarawak Research Society and Responsible Borneo

Social media:  Sarawak Research Society Facebook Page and Facebook Group, and Responsible Borneo Facebook Page

Getting Ready

IPB International Convention Center (IICC)

Botani Square Building, Jl. Raya Pajajaran Raya, RT.04/RW.05, Tegallega, Kecamatan Bogor Tengah, Kota Bogor, Jawa Barat 16127, Indonesia

Instructions to reach IICC from Jakarta Airport can be found at Transportation.

(+62) 251-840-0658

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