INTERNATIONAL BUDDHIST TOURISM CONFERENCE 2020

September 21-22, 2020 Chiang Rai, Thailand

ประชุมนานาชาติการท่องเที่ยวทางพระพุทธศาสนา  |   国际佛教旅游会议  |  국제 불교 대회 관광 컨퍼런스  |   国際仏教観光会議  |   ႏိုင္ငံတကာဗုဒၶဘာသာခရီးသြားလုပ္ငန္းကြန္ဖရင့္

Theme: Building Framework for Sustainable & Responsible Development of Buddhist Tourism

About the International Buddhist Tourism Conference 2020 (IBTC2020)

The International Buddhist Tourism Conference (IBTC2020) is the first gathering of its kind organized to meet the growing demands of Buddhist related travels and pilgrimage activities. IBTC2020 is organized to provide a platform for organizations and like-minded people related to Buddhist Tourism to enable them to connect, share experiences and learn from one another.

Who should attend the IBTC2020?

Pilgrimage organizers, tour operators, tourism industry policy makers, hoteliers, temple and monastery managements, logistics owners, religious artists, heritage preservation experts.

Four Key Discussion Threads in the IBTC2020

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PART 1: OVERVIEW - BUDDHIST PILGRIMAGE & ITS EVOLUTION

The UNWTO will be invited to present their findings to the delegates. Open discussions will be held to exchange ideas and share experiences. Selected country representatives will also present their country’s plan and strategies for Buddhist Tourism.

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PART 2: TOURISM & PILGRIMAGE TOURS

The UNWTO to present their findings to the delegates. Selected country representatives will also share their country’s plan and strategies for Buddhist Tourism. Panel discussions will involve senior travel executives coming from different sectors, such as travel agents, transport operators, temple caretakers, hoteliers etc all focusing on sharing information on logistics, infrastructure and hosting facilities linked to places

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PART 3: BELIEFS, CUSTOMS, PRACTICES, TRADITIONS & MORES

This session will focus on opportunities, threats and other key issues that are vital for the development of Buddhist Tourism as an industry and its impact on local customs, religious practices, culture and communities. The aim is to raise matters and ideas in a responsible way on areas which are unique to Buddhist Tourism.

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PART 4: BUDDHIST ART & ARCHITECHTURE

This session will deliberate issues and sensitivities relating to Buddha images and arts, such whether mass commercialization will dilute the sanctity of sacred images. Panelists will also discuss matters on preservation of Buddhist arts and architecture which are one of the main draws to Buddhist sites.

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