ADB’s Southeast Asia Sustainable Tourism Hub Launched at #SEADS2022

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) launched the Southeast Asia Sustainable Tourism Hub as a program to support for investments, capacity development, and knowledge to accelerate an inclusive and sustainable recovery. It brings together diverse expertise from within and outside of ADB to help Southeast Asian countries develop and finance innovative tourism projects, build destination management capacity, […]

GLASGOW DECLARATION ON CLIMATE ACTION IN TOURISM SURPASSES 500 SIGNATORIES

The number of signatories to the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism has passed the 500-mark, just four months after the landmark initiative was launched at the UN Climate Change Conference(COP26, November 2021). Today, and coinciding with International Mother Earth Day, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced that Expedia Group, Booking Holdings and […]

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Ecotourism to be Developed in Cambodia’s Siem Reap

The Government of Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment plans to develop and establish ecotourism in protected areas of Siem Reap, Kampong Speu, and Koh Kong provinces under the “Cambodia Sustainable Landscape and Ecotourism Project.” Areas that will potentially be developed include the Preah Jayavarman-Norodom National Park “Phnom Kulen”; the Oral Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary and the Central Cardamom […]

New ADB Facility to Help Southeast Asia Revive Tourism and Boost Sustainable, Inclusive Investments

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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has set up a $1.7 million technical assistance facility to accelerate Southeast Asia’s tourism recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, boost inclusive, sustainable development in the sector, and help local tourism entrepreneurs, especially women and youth, adopt digital platforms to grow their businesses. The Southeast Asia Sustainable Tourism Facility […]

GMS TOURISM RECOVERY COMMUNICATIONS TOOLKIT

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The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), comprising Cambodia, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Yunnan Province in the People’s Republic of China, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam, has diverse natural and cultural attractions, vibrant cities, and unrivalled hospitality that each year create countless memorable experiences for visitors. But what really makes the […]

Second Mekong Hero Celebrated at 2021 Destination Mekong Summit

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              Late Co-founder of Phare Cambodian Circus honored 30 November 2021, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Destination Mekong honors late Srey Bandaul from Cambodia as the second Mekong Hero. During its second Summit on 21-22 October, Destination Mekong proudly honored late Srey Bandaul, co-founder of Phare Ponleu Selpak in Cambodia, as its second Mekong […]

UNWTO brings Instagram into tourism recovery picture

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UNWTO and Instagram have joined forces to produce a tourism recovery playbook to help destinations and businesses harness the power of digital and visual storytelling to reach new audiences and return to growth. This first-ever partnership with Instagram forms part of UNWTO’s wider shift towards harnessing the power of digital innovation to drive the restart […]

GREATER MEKONG SUBREGION TOURISM RECOVERY COMMUNICATIONS PLAN

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The Greater Mekong Subregion has increasingly focused on developing sustainable and inclusive tourism in recent years, with positive changes fostered by strong engagement between government, the private sector, and civil society. This has helped transform the region into one of the world’s most desirable places to visit while significantly benefitting residents and local economies. The […]

2nd Destination Mekong Summit on October 21-22, 2021

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  The 2nd Destination Mekong Summit features a unique concept, focusing on social enterprises from our Experience Mekong Collection and thematic experts from our Mekong Tourism Advisory Group make this year’s edition a truly local experience. Travel virtually through the member countries of the Mekong Region and get inspired by passionate entrepreneurs and recognized experts […]

UNWTO and Netflix partner on screen tourism push

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UNWTO and Netflix have partnered on the publication of a report which looks at the role of film and series as drivers for tourism and cultural affinity. The Global Report on Cultural Affinity and Screen Tourism explores the growing affection one has towards a particular country or culture displayed on the screen. The findings of […]