Hanoi – Vietnam is scheduled to host the 2022
Mekong Tourism Forum, themed “Rebuild Tourism, Rebound with Resilience”, from
October 9 – 14, the first in-person meeting of the six Greater Mekong Subregion
(GMS) destinations since the pandemic began in 2019.
Gathering public- and private-sector tourism leaders and
experts, the GMS signature forum is set to focus on regional efforts and
cross-sectoral collaboration to foster real action toward rebuilding a more
resilient, inclusive, and sustainable tourism industry.
Trends affecting the sector’s recovery will be discussed,
with speakers touching post-pandemic recovery, digital transformation, localisation
of supply chain, and the social enterprise business model, among other matters.
The event will also feature an exhibition on green tourism
in Vietnam and other GMS nations. It is expected to showcase responsible tourism
products and services, offer visitors hands-on experiences to learn about local
cultures, and connect sides involved in the tourism industry.
First held in 1996, the forum is an annual event for tourism
development and cooperation in the GMS, which comprises Cambodia, China, Laos,
Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam./.