2018 Mekong Tourism Initiatives

Mekong Tourism Initiatives under the Destination Mekong Public-Private Partnership Framework, including Mekong Moments, Mekong Mini Movie Campaign, Mekong Trends, Experience Mekong Collection.

Muslim Millennial Travel Report 2017

Between 2015 and 2060, the Muslim demographic is expected to grow more than twice as fast as the overall world population1. While the world’s population is projected to grow at 32% in the coming decades, the number of Muslims is expected to increase by 70% – from 1.8 billion in 2015 to nearly 3 billion in 2060. In terms of consumer spending, in 2015 the global Islamic economy generated approximately US$ 1.9 trillion in food and lifestyle sector expenditure. Further, this market is expected to grow to US$ 3 trillion by 20212.
The Muslim travel market segment is a highly lucrative segment in contemporary tourism. According to the Mastercard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index 2017 (GMTI 2017)3, global tourism tracked an estimated 121 million Muslim international travellers in 2016, a figure projected to grow to 156 million by 2020. This segment’s travel expenditure is estimated to reach US$ 300 billion by 2026.The Muslim travel market segment is a highly lucrative segment in contemporary tourism. According to the Mastercard-CrescentRating Global Muslim Travel Index 2017 (GMTI 2017)3, global tourism tracked an estimated 121 million Muslim international travelers in 2016, a gure projected to grow to 156 million by 2020. This segment’s travel expenditure is estimated to reach US$ 300 billion by 2026.

The Olive Tree – Edition 4

Company contributor Travel Impact Newswire

The Olive Tree is the first and only publication designed to help travel & tourism become a more enthusiastic part of the solution in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

GMS Tourism Sector Strategy 2016-2025

Company contributor Mekong Tourism Office

Company contributor Asian Development Bank

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 updated GMS TSS 2016-2025 strategy envisioned the GMS as a single destination, with strong focus on culture, nature and adventure. The intention of the strategy is 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.

Integrated Water Resources Management-based Basin Development Strategy 2016-2020 for the Lower Mekong Basin

The Basin Development Strategy for 2016- 2020 (henceforth BDS 2016-2020) replaces the 2011-2015 Strategy. This updating re ects the dynamic challenges encountered in the Lower Mekong Basin (LMB).
The Mekong, one of the world’s greatest rivers, is an exceptionally complex system with high intra-annual and inter-annual ow variability caused by the Southwest Monsoon, bringing both great risks and opportunities. It is also a rapidly changing river because of its contribution to the rapid economic development of the basin countries, but also as a consequence of this development on the river itself, including the impacts of increasing population, urbanisation and industrialisation. Adding to these on-going changes are uncertain futures, particularly as a consequence of climate change. In all river basins, futures are uncertain and solutions are always provisional. This is particularly so in the Mekong basin due to the rapidity of change, within and outside the water sector. The dynamic updating of the Strategy is an essential response to these challenges. This updating aims to engage stakeholders in a regular cycle of cooperative engagement, re ective analysis, adaptive strategy preparation and pragmatic, achievable action.