(KPL) The 2nd Sustainable Tourism Solution Expo (STSE) exhibition is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Vientiane Capital.
After last year’s well-received in Laung Prabang, the STSE is the region’s leading specialized fair for the tourism industry to celebrate, explore and exhibit the latest trends, insights and technology in sustainable tourism and hospitality practices.
Fifty-four exhibitors from Laos and the Mekong region will showcase their products, services, and initiatives at the two-day event, which is free to attend.
These companies represent several categories relevant to the theme of the event Eco-Friendly hotel supplies, handicrafts, organic Food, Initiatives and Projects as well as responsible tours and accommodation.
The first Sustainable Tourism Solution Expo 2018 was held in Laung Prabang Province. It was very successful with more than 32,000 people watching the event online, said Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdara.
The Sustainable Tourism Solutions Expo is an innovation. To our knowledge, it is the only exhibition to exclusively present sustainable solutions for cleaning materials, packaging, waste avoidance, energy and water saving technologies in the tourism and hospitality industry in Southeast Asia, said Ambassador of German Jen Peter Lutkenherm.
The event brings together supply and demand, thus allowing suppliers to extend their market. Finally, it increases the visibility, attractiveness and competitiveness of the Lao PDR as a unique sustainable tourism destination in Southeast Asia, added Ambassador of German Jen Peter Lutkenherm.
The exhibitors will introduce business owners to environment-friendly cleaning products, toiletries and plastic-free packaging. They will offer locally-produced substitutes for imported food and beverages. Several booths will focus on technology like wastewater treatment systems, solar energy and water conservation equipment. Importantly, enterprises that attend the expo will learn how their business can benefit from supporting and contributing to community development and social initiatives.
On the second day of the expo, 11 different companies and organisations will make individual presentations about their products and service to interested attendees.
These include: Asian One Resort Supply, Soap4life Foundation, Epurtek, Pankham Jampa Holding Saoban Handicrafts, Green Discovery, RefillMyBottle, Mai Savan Lao, Thavixok House, AgroAset Group and Bamboo Lao.
One of the most enriching parts of the expo will be its symposia programme, bringing together renowned thinkers from the region to discuss topics that matter greatly to the tourism industry.
On September 28, the seminar Grow Your Business with Great Communication will be held as well as workshop entitled How Sustainability Helps accommodation business Save Money for which pre-registration is required.
Source: Lao News Agency