The Mekong Tourism Forum 2022 will return as a face-to-face event from October 12-13 at Hoiana Resort & Golf in Quang Nam province in Vietnam.
With the theme Rebuild Tourism, Rebound with Resilience, it will be the first in-person gathering of the six Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) destinations since 2019, comprising public- and private-sector tourism leaders and experts.
“With a lot of rebuilding and catching up to do, the Mekong Tourism Forum 2022 aims to drive real action and create a more resilient, inclusive, sustainable and successful tourism industry,” said Nguyen Trung Khanh, chairman of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
Discussions will focus on tourism recovery, digital transformation, supply chain localisation, social enterprise business models, and best practices for a resilient travel sector rebound, including the use of new technologies and megatrends that affect tourism recovery.
Specific panels will address social enterprises, connecting sustainable tourism suppliers and buyers, and unlocking green tourism opportunities.
Speakers will include leaders from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, 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.
Complimentary transfers to Da Nang international airport, which is 40 minutes from the conference venue, will be provided on October 11 and 14.
There will also be post-event delegate tours in the Quang Nam area on October 13.