47th Meeting of the GMS Tourism Working Group (TWG-47)
The Government of Viet Nam with assistance of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) virtually convened the 47th Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Tourism Working Group (TWG-47) on 27 May 2021. The meeting was attended by representatives of the National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) of the six GMS countries—Cambodia, the People’s Republic of China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam—the MTCO, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The GMS Tourism Working Group provides operational leadership and technical guidance to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate subregional activities. This meeting (i) provided updates on country situations on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in GMS member countries, and planned tourism recovery initiatives and strategies, (ii) presented the Mekong Tourism Communications Recovery Plan, and (iii) reviewed ADB and other development partner support for the tourism sector in the Mekong subregion.