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International Virtual Conference: Myanmar Tourism? Impacts of the Military Coup and the importance of Peace

Tourism has been called the world’s first ‘Global Peace Industry’ – contributing to international understanding, cooperation among nations, an improved quality of environment, cultural enhancement and the preservation of heritage, poverty reduction, reconciliation and healing wounds of conflicts. What happens to a destination when the realities of a crackdown by the military on civilians dominates the global image of the destination?   The role of peace and human rights to achieve a sustainable tourism industry.  Providing the opportunity for representatives from the Myanmar tourism industry to give their perspective on the impacts of the military coup on their country and their economic future. How can the travel and tourism sector contribute to ending the violence and restoring democratic institutions? What is the road towards reconciliation and healing wounds of conflicts to help to bring about a peaceful and sustainable Myanmar?                  Produced and coordinated by Reza Soltani

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Steve Noakes (UThiha)

Director of Pacific Asia Tourism

Steve Noakes

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Speakers from Myanmar

For the safety of our speakers from Myanmar their identities will be protected

Speakers from Myanmar

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Taleb Rifai

Dr. Taleb Rifai

Former UNWTO Secretary-General

Dr. Taleb Rifai

Chair
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Jens Thraenhart

Jens Thraenhart

Fmr. Director, Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office
Thailand

Jens Thraenhart

Speaker
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Louis-D’Amore

Dr. Louis D’Amore

President Institute For Peace Through Tourism

Dr. Louis D’Amore

Speaker
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May Moe Wah

Director of Partnerships for WWF

May Moe Wah

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Dr. Stein Tonnesson

Peace Research Institute Oslo

Stein Tonnesson

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Eva Helene Ostbye

Peace Building/ Conflict Prevention

Eva Helene Ostbye

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