United Nations World Tourism Organization

Topic A: Building Resilience of Tourism against Public Health Emergencies

Topic B: Applying for Marketing Campaign for Post COVID-19 Tourism

Working Language: English

Delegation: Double Delegation (60 delegates in total)

Rules of Procedure: Beijing Rules of Procedure (Motion-oriented & Application)

Introduction to Committee and Topics:

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. It offers leadership and support to the sector in advancing knowledge and tourism policies worldwide.

Tourism has long played a positive role in promoting economic growth, inclusive development and environmental sustainability. Yet since the beginning of the year 2020, the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic crisis delivered a hard blow to the tourism sector all around the world. Now as countries around the world are lifting travel ban and governments continue to invest in the development of vaccinations, tourism is on its way to recover. It is also time to look further ahead and prepare the sector for future public health emergencies. Resilience-building in tourism is crucial for its healthy and sustainable development in this increasingly globalized world full of uncertainties and challenges. Besides long-term planning, it is also important to salvage tourism industries out of the abyss of losses in the post Covid-19 era. We provide in this committee a platform for countries to apply for their own program on marketing campaign in collaboration with the International Finance Corporation. We hope delegates can take this opportunity to be creative and contribute to the recovery of tourism in our own ways.