Sarawak Launches First International Journal on Responsible Tourism

KUCHING – The Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah launched the Journal of Responsible Tourism Management (JRTM) on August 10, 2020. The journal aims to promote Sarawak and inform readers about how responsible tourism can be applied in local contexts. It is the first international journal in Tourism and Hospitality published in Sarawak and edited by Sarawakians.

JRTM consists of advance and cutting-edge knowledge about responsible tourism and hospitality based on the issues and cases in Sarawak, and any developing destinations locally or internationally. It serves as an avenue to converge the expertise of tourism and hospitality academicians, practitioners, government agencies and other stakeholders, which benefit readers and the communities by providing holistic views, robust findings and practical insights.

The Minister said that his ministry encouraged tourism and hospitality players or stakeholders to look at the journal as a reference to develop responsible tourism and become an exemplary collaboration between government, university, practitioners and the community to make a positive and long-lasting impact to the society.

The journal is published by the Faculty of Hospitality and Tourism Management from UCSI University and the Sarawak Research Society (SRS), supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak and the Regional Centre of Expertise (RCE) Kuching.

The inaugural issue of JRTM will be published in January 2021 in both electronic and printed forms. It will be published twice a year and is now calling for paper submissions for its first issue. For more information, visit https://jrtm.org/

Photo shows the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah (second left) holding the poster of JRTM calling for papers, accompanied by Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak, Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew (left), Mr Hii Chang Ke, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak (second right) and JRTM Editor-in-Chief Dr Hiram Ting (right).  Photo source: Borneo Post Online.
Photo shows the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak, Datuk Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah (second left) holding the poster of JRTM calling for papers, accompanied by Assistant Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak, Datuk Sebastian Ting Chiew Yew (left), Mr Hii Chang Ke, Permanent Secretary of Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Sarawak (second right) and JRTM Editor-in-Chief Dr Hiram Ting (right). Photo source: Borneo Post Online.