Interview with Harry Hwang, Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific at the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). Harry Hwang speaks with Kevin Flanagan, Editor of Travel Extra in Ireland (Travel Extra is a travel trade publication, Ireland). Harry visited Lanzarote in the Canary Islands in July 2020, as part of a delegation from the UNWTO and delegates from the Spanish Government and the Canary Islands Government Tourist Board.

Harry Hwang responsibilities include providing the maximum benefits to the UNWTO Member States by maintaining close contact with member countries for the implementation of the UNWTO General Programme of Work in the Region through project management, document analysis and evaluation and market study publications. He has coordinated several UNWTO technical cooperation projects and sectoral support missions on subjects of contemporary interest to the tourism community of countries within South Asia and East Asia and the Pacific regions.

Harry Hwang assumed his current position in February 2008. Since he started working for UNWTO in March 2005, he has served as a liaison officer by supporting the Korean government for the establishment of the UNWTO STEP Foundation. Before Harry joined UNWTO, he worked for the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) which is Korea’s National Tourist Office. In his 17 years at KTO, most of his work experiences were associated with marketing and promotion by attracting mega-events, international meetings and conferences to Korea.

Harry Hwang.background information – PATA website https://www.pata.org/hae-guk-hwang/#sthash.yarXl0NZ.dpuf

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