|Planning & Management Manager, Busan Metropolitan City|
|Spokesman, Ministry of Security and Public Administration, Korea|
|Vice Mayor for Administrative Affairs, Busan Metropolitan City|
|Acting Mayor for Busan Metropolitan City|
Since its establishment in 2002, TPO has been dedicated to promoting tourism exchanges and cooperation among the city governments in the Asia Pacific region. With a growing number of members, TPO has been exerting a significant impact on the world’s tourism market. As of today, there are 127 city governments and 51 private entities in 16 countries as the membership of TPO.
As the whole axis of the global economy has shifted on to Asia, it is a golden opportunity to boost tourism in the Asia Pacific region endowed with the potential for growth and abundant tourism resources.
TPO serves as an important platform for the interchanges and cooperation among the member cities in the Asia Pacific region. The close cooperative relations and mutual exchanges among the members of TPO are the main driving forces of TPO’s activities and creative initiatives. These factors also enable TPO to contribute the global tourism industry on the base of the Asia Pacific region.
On the basis of active support and cooperation of urban citizens in the Asia Pacific region, if we manage the beautiful nature and unique culture of the member cities as invaluable tourism resources, and endeavor to benefit every member city, it will surely make great progress not only in the development of tourism sector in the member cities but also in socio-cultural aspects, and thus will make TPO continue to grow into a more prestigious international organization.
TPO will strive to provide better services to the members and tourists and stay committed to contributing to the development of the tourism industry for the Asia Pacific cities and the prosperity and the peace in the region.