“With a lot of rebuilding and catching up to do, the 2022 Mekong Tourism Forum aims to drive real action and create a more resilient, inclusive, sustainable and successful tourism industry,” said Mr Nguyen Trung Khanh, Chairman of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
Speakers will include leaders from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), representatives from other GMS national tourism organisations, the Asian Development Bank, Destination Mekong, Agoda, the Pacific Asia Travel Association, OAG, YAANA Ventures, EXO Travel, Travelife and the ASEAN Tourism Association, among others.
With the theme “Rebuild Tourism, Rebound with Resilience,” the forum in Quang Nam will be the first interactive event convening public- and private-sector tourism leaders and experts in the Mekong region since COVID-19 disrupted the travel industry.
Specific panels will address social enterprises, connect sustainable tourism suppliers and buyers, and unlock green tourism opportunities. Speakers will focus on tourism recovery, digital transformation, supply chain localisation, social enterprise business models, and best practices for a resilient travel sector rebound, especially using the latest technologies. The Mekong Tourism Forum is free to attend for genuine Greater Mekong Sub-region travel and tourism stakeholders.
The Mekong Tourism Forum 2022 will return as a face-to-face event on 9-14 October at Hoiana Resort & Golf (Hoiana), Quang Nam province, adjacent to Hoi An city, in central Vietnam.
Topics will include megatrends that affect tourism recovery. Panellists and experts suggest policies, regulations, and investments bring back travel and tourism.
There will be complimentary airport transfers for Forum guests on 11 and 14 October. The Mekong Forum will take place in Hoiana Resort & Golf (Hoiana), on a beach just south of Hoi An UNESCO-listed heritage city.
There will be post-event delegate tours in the Quang Nam area on 13 October. It will be the first in-person gathering of the six Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) destinations since 2019.
Written by: Supaporn Pholrach (Joom)