The Mekong Tourism Forum 2023 opened in Cambodia’s southwestern port city of Sihanoukville this week, attracting some 250 delegates from 19 countries and regions.
The two-day forum, hosted by Cambodia’s Tourism Ministry with the theme of “Rethinking for Resilience and Digitalization,” served as a forum for regional tourism stakeholders to discuss strategies to boost the development of the regional tourism industry in the post-pandemic era.
Tourism Minister Thong Khon said this is the third time that Cambodia has hosted the forum, which is vital for tourism insiders to share best practices, experiences, and current status of tourism development within the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).
The minister noted his hope that key stakeholders from public and private sectors gathering together today will create a unique opportunity to spearhead innovative and collaborative frameworks for tourism recovery towards resilience in the post-COVID-19 era.
He said as the pandemic has been brought under control throughout the GMS, it is essential for all GMS member countries to work for the idea “Six Countries, One Destination” via the implementation of the GMS Tourism Recovery Communications Plan.
The GMS has six countries, namely Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam./.
Source: Vietnam News Agency