Mekong Tourism Sector Strategy Open Forum

Mekong Tourism Sector Strategy Open Forum

In 2004-2005, at the request of the GMS TWG and with the support of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), a GMS Tourism Sector Strategy (GMS TSS) was formulated. The strategy envisioned the GMS as a single destination, with strong focus on culture, nature and adventure. The intention of the strategy was to inspire not only the governments of the subregion, but also all its stakeholders, particularly in the tourism industry, to promote a sustainable development of tourism, respectful of its people, and cultures, enhance and protect its unique natural and cultural heritage, and fostering poverty alleviation schemes. Finally, the strategy delivered a truly unique Mekong brand of tourism that showcases the subregion’s incomparable beauty, diversity, and spirit, and brings its people a better quality of life.

We invite travel and tourism executives to join the Mekong Tourism Sector Strategy Open Forum to brainstorm how the tourism strategy foundation for the next 10 years should be set.

 

Greater Mekong Subregion

Tourism Sector Strategy 2016-2025

Public-Private Open Forum Workshop

14:00 – 15:30, 05 July, 2016

 

Provisional Agenda

 

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Registration

13:30–14:00    Participants register

 

Opening Remarks

14:00–14:15    Welcome remarks by Asian Development Bank

 

Project Overview

 

14:15–14:40    Professor Jamieson, ADB Consultant

 

Tourism Trends & MTCO Strategy

 

14:40–14:55    Jens Thraenhart, Executive Director at Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office

 

 

Public-Private Sector Open Forum

 

14:55–15:30    Facilitated by Professor Jamieson, ADB Consultant

 

 

 

Summary and Conclusions

 

15:30–15:40    Closing remarks by Asian Development Bank