Program

Hosted by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of P.R. China (MCT) in beautiful Dali and Xizhou Ancient Town in Yunnan from May 28-29, the 2019 MTF will focus on the theme of “Tourism – a driver for cultural heritage preservation and poverty alleviation”. After the official opening of the 2019 Mekong Tourism Forum, inspiring keynotes and sessions will drive discussions and debate. Key Mekong Tourism initiatives, including the Experience Mekong Collection, the Mekong Mini Movie Festival, and the MIST program will showcase some of its highlights. The second day will take delegates to Xizhou Ancient Town part of the Dali Prefecture, to experience how tourism and culture are tightly interlinked, and preservation and conservation are critical to ensure sustainability.
Day 1
28 May 2019

MTF 2019 Official Opening

Chaired by H.E.  Mr. Zhang Xu – Vice Minister, Ministry of Culture and Tourism of PRC

Managing Cultural Heritage Preservation and Poverty Alleviation in the GMS

This session, focusing on the theme of MTF 2019 looks into the management of sustainable and responsible tourism in destinations in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). The session starts with...
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Khin Than Win
Dr. Jiraporn Prommaha
Zhang Hailin
Latdaphone Vongkhamheng
Steven Schipani

Social Enterprises driving Sustainable Tourism

Social Enterprises and small sustainable travel experiences have become the heroes of the Mekong Region. The Experience Mekong Collection has been showcasing the best responsible small tourism businesses in the...
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Kanha Sam
Mei Zhang
Brian Linden
Jens Thraenhart

Tourism and Culture – Driving Sustainability

Mei Zhang is a native of Dali, and in 2016 launched her first book “Travels through Dali with a leg of ham”. in search of her roots of the region’s...
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Mei Zhang

The Power of Visual Storytelling

Inspiring people via visual content from photos to videos has been an important way for destinations to promote experiences to travelers. The successful MekongMoments.com platform and the award-winning Mekong Mini...
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Jereth Jansen
Gerrit Krueger
Day 2
29 May 2019

MTF 2019 Cultural Experience

MTF 2019 Cultural Experience

Buffet Dinner with Mekong Tourism Recognition Ceremony

Recognition of the 2019 Experience Mekong Collection Showcases (www.ExperienceMekong.org)

Hosted by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of P.R. China (MCT) and People’s Government of Yunnan Province, in collaboration with the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, in beautiful Dali and Xizhou Ancient Town in Yunnan from May 28-29, the 2019 MTF will focus on the theme of “Tourism – a driver for cultural heritage preservation and poverty alleviation”. After the official opening of the 2019 Mekong Tourism Forum, inspiring keynotes and sessions will drive discussions and debate. Key Mekong Tourism initiatives, including Mekong Trends, the Experience Mekong Collection, the Mekong Mini Movie Festival, and the MIST program will showcase some of its highlights. The second day will take delegates to Xizhou Ancient Town part of the Dali Prefecture, to experience how tourism and culture are tightly interlinked, and preservation and conservation are critical to ensure sustainability. Please feel free to download the MTF 2019 Program Summary.