The inaugural meeting of the Board of Governors and Associates of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre took place in London on Nov. 4, 2018. Amb. Dho Young-shim, UN SDGs Advocate and Chairperson of the International Charity Foundation (ICF) attended this meeting as Board Member.
The meeting was chaired by former United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Secretary General, Dr Taleb Rifai, who has committed to serving as Chairman pro tem, with Jamaica’s Minister of Tourism, the Hon. Edmund Bartlett serving as co-chair.
The mission of the Global Tourism Resilience & Crisis Management Centre is to carry out policy-relevant research and analysis on destination preparedness, management and recovery from disruptions or crises that impact tourism and threaten economies and livelihoods globally. The Centre, which will be headquarted in Montego Bay, Jamaica, offcially launched in January 2019.