The Mekong Tourism Forum coming to Luang Prabang in June

Now in its third decade, the innovative forum offers a crucial platform for industry professionals to discuss issues affecting the region’s tourism industry, as well as insights into the sector’s emerging trends

Sunset in Kampot, Cambodia. Photo: Discover/Bernardo Salce

The Mekong Tourism Forum will return to Laos on 5 June for three days of keynote addresses, discussions and networking sessions aiming to promote the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) as a single tourist destination.

Coordinated by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, which was set up in 1996 with funding from the six governments of Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam, and Thailand, the forum is free of charge for all tourism professionals.

The theme of this year’s forum is ‘Prosper with purpose’, with speeches and discussions featuring experts on a broad range of issues shaping tourism today. Among the topics of conversation will be the growing demand for more socially-minded tourism operators and how startups could be used to shake up the industry.

The forum will also look at how businesses can engage young jet-setters and adrenaline junkies, as the region’s diverse landscape lends itself to the burgeoning adventure tourism market.

To learn more about the event, visit the forum’s website:

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