Preparing the Sustainable Tourism Development (formerly Pro-Poor Tourism Development)


Project 38015-012
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Type TA
Sector Industry and Trade
Country Regional
Start 2005
End 2009
Status Closed
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 900

Project Description

The TA will develop a project which will contribute towards the objective of the GMS Tourism Sector Strategy to develop a pattern of tourism in the GMS that will be sustainable, equitable, pro-poor, socially responsible, and internationally competitive. It will prepare a feasibility study and project design for priority tourism-related development subprojects in the GMS, which will serve as models and best practice cases for sustainable and pro-poor tourism development.

Progress (as of March 2021)

Project closed


Contact 1
Contact Name Jain, Anupma
Organization Asian Development Bank
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

News and Multimedia

  • Share of less- developed GMS countries (other than Thailand) in total arrivals in the subregion increases to 33% in 2010 and 41% in 2015; and these countries- share in net income from tourism after leakage effects (imports) increases to 22% in 2010 and 37% in 2015.
  • Number of persons living in extreme poverty reduced by around 0.16 million in 2010, and by up to 1.2 million people in 2015.
  • Enhanced capacity to implement measures to protect and raise the value of the natural, cultural, and historic resources in the GMS- key tourism zones in 2010, and related measures in place in all key sites in 2015.
  • Capacity in place to meet the training needs of staff in the sector by 2015; gender gaps in tourism employment and education eliminated in 2015.