18 November 2018 – Two students from the Institute of Brunei Technical Education (IBTE) have been sent to participate in the ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth Summit 2018. This year the summit is held in Clark, Philippines.
The two students representing Brunei Darussalam during this Summit are Abdul Azim bin Haji Aiman and Nur Athirah binti Abdul Aziz, final year students taking HNTec in Travel and Tourism at the School of Hospitality and Tourism, IBTE Sultan Saiful Rijal Campus. Accompanying the students is Dayangku Siti Sajidah binti Pengiran Haji Baharuddin, a representative of the National Tourism Organisation and a tourism officer from the Tourism Development Department, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism.
The theme of this year’s summit is “Tourism, the Youth, and the Digital Transformation” derived from the World Tourism Day theme 2018. The main objectives of this year’s summit are to enhance competitiveness of ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth by education on tourism development through technological innovations and use of digital platforms, to instill principles of sustainable and inclusive development through natural and cultural heritage exposure and community immersion; and lastly, to promote camaraderie and develop leadership potentials of and among the ASEAN Plus Three Tourism Youth.
The summit has been prepared to be as engaging and interactive as possible. Within the 7 days duration participants will be attending lectures, group activities, outdoor and team building activities, Technical tours which covers – Eco Tourism Site, Heritage and Culture and many more. With this Summit, the participants are expected to engage in discussions and activities, have the opportunity to share culture, experiences and officially representing their country.