Mekong Tourism Sector Strategy 2016 2025

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.

In 2016, the GMS TWG updated the document to guide subregional tourism cooperation through 2025.  The updated GMS TSS will be introduced at the upcoming 2017 Mekong Tourism Forum.   Travel and tourism stakeholders are openly invited to join the Mekong Tourism Sector Strategy Open Forum  to discuss strategic priorities for implementation.

To download the following documents, please click on the cover page of the document:

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The Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Sector Strategy 2006-2015

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The Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Sector Assessment Strategy and Road Map

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The Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Sector Strategy Midterm Review & Road Map 2011-2015


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