The Subregional Tourism Working Group (TWG) had its beginnings in the Workshop on Tourism Development in Countries along the Mekong River held in Kunming, Yunnan Province, People’s Republic of China on 13-17 December 1994. The Workshop was convened to pursue the implementation of five priority subregional tourism projects that were earlier endorsed by the GMS Ministers at the Third Conference on Subregional Cooperation held in Hanoi, Viet Nam on 20-23 April 1994 based on the tourism sector study. During the workshop, it was agreed that the successful implementation of the five tourism projects would require regular consultations among the national tourism organizations (NTOs) of the six countries, representatives of the regional and international agencies concerned, and the private sector. The Workshop recommended the establishment of a Tourism Working Group which was subsequently endorsed by the Fifth Ministerial Conference on Subregional Cooperation. The TWG reports to the Ministerial-level Conference and the respective governments.
The objective of the TWG is to provide guidance and professional support for the implementation of subregional tourism projects.
The TWG is composed of senior level representatives of the NTOs designated by the governments of each of the six countries
- TWG Minutes
- Lao PDR
- Viet Nam
Venue and Frequency of TWG Meetings
The venue (host country) of the WGT meetings rotates among the participating countries. In principle, the Working Group meets twice a year.