Mekong Tourism Forum to be held in Hoi An ancient town

Tuesday, 16/08/2022 10:54
The Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF) will be held in the central province of Quang Nam, home to Hoi An ancient town, from 12 – 13 October 2022, after two years of disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

This will be the first interactive in-person event convening public- and private-sector tourism leaders and experts from the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) since 2019.

 Hoi An will be the venue for the 2022 Mekong Tourism Forum (Photo: VNAT)

The forum will bring together delegates who are representatives of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), representatives of other GMS countries’ national tourism agencies, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Destination Mekong, Agoda, Asia Pacific Travel Association, OAG, YAANA Ventures, EXO Travel, Travelife and ASEAN Travel Association, among many others.

Mr. Nguyen Trung Khanh, Director General of VNAT, said: “Under the theme of “Rebuild Tourism, Rebound with Resilience,” MTF 2022 will focus on targeted regional efforts and cross-sectoral collaboration to foster real action toward rebuilding a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable tourism industry.”

At the forum, speakers will focus on post-COVID-19 tourism recovery, digital transformation, supply chain localization, social enterprise business models, and best practices for tourism recovery, especially using the latest technologies.

In addition, panelists and experts will propose necessary policies, regulations and investments to restore tourism and travel activities, with particular focus on natural solutions. nature and apply technology.

In addition, attendants and experts will propose the necessary investment policies, regulations to restore tourism and travel activities, with the focus on natural solutions based on nature and technology application.

In the framework of the forum, there is also a sustainable tourism exhibition of Vietnam and countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion. The exhibition will display and promote tourism products and services that are responsible to the environment and community, creating positive impacts./.