H.E. Tith Chantha

Permanent Secretary of State Ministry of Tourism for the Kingdom of Cambodia
H.E.Tith Chantha is the Permanent Secretary of State (First Deputy Minister) of the Ministry of Tourism for the Kingdom of Cambodia. He has been working for the Ministry of Tourism for 30 years, including 13 years as Director General of Tourism and 6 years as Secretary of State (Deputy Minister). His leadership has made remarkable contributions to the development and management of Cambodia’s tourism sector during post-War era, and a great impact on the socioeconomic development of the country. Mr. Chantha has been invited as a speaker in many international conferences for sharing his experiences and knowledge in Tourism related topics and programs. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Masters Degree in Tourism Management from the United Kingdom.
Speaker’s sessions
Mon, Oct 14, 03:45PM - 05:15PM

PANEL SESSION I: FACE TO FACE – MINISTERS AND PRIVATE SECTOR CEOS: HOW TOURISM, LEISURE AND SPORTS LEAD TO A BEAUTIFUL LIFE (in cooperation with UNWTO)

SI: Cantonese, English, Putonghua, Portuguese, Spanish

Global tourism drives international cooperation as well as innovation and development in complementary sectors; as a result, it also acts as a transformative force, creating positive ripple effects that empower communities and improve livelihoods. In essence, tourism is a key element in the realization of a beautiful life for people – enhancing a quality of life that encompasses comfort, security, and happiness.

At this high-level session, leaders from the private and public sectors will discuss how tourism and leisure lead to a beautiful life, enhancing the lives of both the traveller and the local host community. What are the policies, strategies, and products that are optimizing tourism’s transformative force? How has the development and growth of diverse tourism markets, such as adventure, eco-tourism, sports, and wellness, affected the industry both regionally and globally? How are destinations and companies offering experiences that contribute to a beautiful life? What impact will technology and innovation have? How does culture play a role? And as more people cross international borders every day, how can tourism and leisure continue to fulfil their potential?