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Responsible Tourism Webinar

Date : 6 May 2021
Time : 2:00PM to 5:30PM
Venue : BCCK, Kuching


In line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Responsible Tourism (RT) Program advocates for responsible people, businesses and governments to maximize the positive economic, social and environmental impacts of tourism. The program highlights three SDGs on Responsible Tourism which are Quality Education (SDG 4), Responsible Consumption & Production (SDG 12), and Partnerships For the Goals (SDG 17). Since 2019, Sarawak Tourism Board (STB) has taken bolder steps in its direction to promote responsible tourism. STB also initiated programs to create awareness on responsible tourism. Through such activities and initiatives, local communities are able to benefit economically, empower the local communities more and create greater awareness on how to sustain the environment with best practices.


  • To identify the important economic, local community empowerment and environmental issues, and addressing them to make Sarawak a better place for people to live in and visit.
  • To raise awareness among individuals, organisations and government bodies on their responsibility towards the sustainability of the tourism industry as well as the empowerment of local communities.

Who Should Attend

Local Tourism Stakeholders

Keynote Speakers

Susan Santos de Cardenas
President & CEO, Society for Sustainable Tourism

Susan is a pioneer advocate specializing on sustainable tourism development and stewardship initiatives with community social responsibility at grassroots application. She had been a staunch innovator, resource person in learning and capacity building workshops for sustainable tourism to include Ecotourism, Community-based and Agri-Tourism promotion.

Topic: Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Responsible
Sara Salsini
General Manager, EXO Travel Malaysia

Sara helps lead EXO Malaysia by providing the deep destination knowledge of a local, a passion for Malaysian travel, and the expertise of a seasoned travel industry veteran.

Topic: Responsible Tourism A Way Forward

Tentative Program

2:00 pm


2:45 pm

VIP Arrival

2:50 pm
Opening Gambit
3:00 pm
Welcoming Remarks by YB Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah

Minister of Tourism, Art and Culture Minister of Youth and Sports Sarawak

3:30 pm

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on Responsible Tourism by Susan Santos de Cardenas

4:15 pm

Responsible Tourism A Way Forward by Sara Salsini

5:00 pm

MoU Exchange

5:15 pm

Media Conference

5:30 pm

End of Program

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