Mekong Tourism Forum 2023 discusses sustainable tourism



# tags: Tourism , Sustainability

Starting 25 April, the 2023 Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF 2023) will unfold for two days in Cambodia’s Sihanoukville city.

Tourism stakeholders from all across the Mekong Sub-Region and the world will be “Rethinking for Resilience and Digitalisation”: reimagining post-Covid tourism in China, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. And they will do that at Mekong Tourism Forum, which takes place in Sihanoukville city.

There are five key ideas that will take center stage at the MTF:

- Rethinking tourism to put people and planet first;

- Developing local food production networks with a focus on safety and hygiene, while reducing food waste;

- Using new digital technology to boost tourism startups and small- and medium-sized businesses;

- Improving training so that tourism workers have the skills to adapt;

- Advancing equality of opportunity and fair treatment for women in the private and public sectors of tourism.

Along with the discussons, a sustainable tourism exhibit will happen at the conference grounds and will show these ideas being put into practice. And beyond the conference grounds, delegates will join a series of post tours that showcase not only attractions but also sustainable tourism elements in the destination.

An estimated 150 international delegates are expected to attend the MTF 2023 in Sihanoukville.