Dear Mekong Tourism Stakeholder,
We invite travel and tourism professionals in the Greater Mekong Subregion, other parts of Asia, and from all over the world to join us at the Virtual Destination Mekong Summit on August 25th. In order to help the travel and tourism industry, we have waived registration fees, so registration is free at: destinationmekong.com/dms2020.
Over 40 speakers in 4 hours including former Ministers of Tourism of Thailand HE Senator Mr. Weerasak Kowsurat, and H.E. Ms. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul, former Minister of Tourism of Myanmar H.E. Mr. Htay Aung, Minister of Tourism of Cambodia Dr. Thong Khon, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism HE. Dr. Ha Van Sieu, CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council (and former Minister of Tourism of Mexico) H.E. Ms. Gloria Guevara, former Secretary General of the UNWTO Dr. Taleb Rifai, PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy, former Deputy Secretary General of the UNWTO and first CEO of the World Travel and Tourism Council Professor Geoffrey Lipman, Keynote speakers Professor Dr. Simon Hudson and Professor Dr. Ian Yeoman, Deputy Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand Mr. Tanes Petsuwan, and Chief Commercial Officer of Minor Hotels Mr. Michael Marshall, and former UNWTO Director for Asia Pacific Mr. Xu Jing, as well as executives from organizations such as IATA, STR, Dragon Trail Interactive, ADB, Worldbank, Exo Travel, Accor Hotels, Yaana Ventures, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of PR China, Ministry of Information Culture and Tourism of Lao PDR, JTB Travel Japan, GSTC, Ecpat, Horwath HTL, Lonely Planet, and Wildlife Conservation Society - just to name a few.
Under the theme of “Balanced Tourism Recovery for a Better Future”, the 1st Virtual Destination Mekong Summit has been created with feedback and significant contributions by members of the Mekong Tourism Advisory Group (MeTAG), and a focus on resilience and tourism recovery in the Greater Mekong Subregion. The event aims to give actionable insights and action steps to businesses, operating in the member countries of the Mekong Region. With 15 short sessions, from discussing changing sentiments from source markets China and Japan, recommendations for the meetings sector, latest data and insights for travel businesses, how to communicate to stakeholders in these times, the ever-increasing importance of sustainability including climate change, plastic pollution, child protection, and wildlife conservation, as well as scenario analysis to prepare for the future today.
Our DMS 2020 preparation calls already stimulate exciting discussions - so for sure, you don't want to miss the 1st Virtual Destination Mekong Summit on August 25th from 1:30pm to 6pm (Bangkok time).