Sunday April 2017, the Jakarta Post "Tourism Ministry highlights sustainable tourism in co-ordination meeting."
This is the United Nations International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
China's Professor Bao Jigang and his dedicated team at the School of Tourism Management, Sun Yat-sen university, Guangzhou-Zhuhai campuses have led the way in establishing MCSTOs...Monitoring Centres for Sustainable Tourism Observatories with several successful collaborations with local governments and tourism service providers, for example, Yangshou since 2005, Zhangjiajie 2011, Huangshan 2011, Chengdu 2012 and Kanas 2012.
In the last year, five MCSTOs have been set up in Indonesia, with co-ordination from Bandung Institute of Technology, North Sumatra University, Gajah Mada University Yogyakarta, Udayana University, Bali and University of Mataram, Lombok. BIT, UGM and UNRAM have been recognized as MCSTOs by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation and are part of the International Network INSTOs.
This is great news, and thank you to my Chinese and Indonesian colleagues for the conversations and mutual learning about tourism in the context of sustainable development over many years.
Congratulations! And onwards...The journey continues
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