Greater Mekong Sub-region

Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) was establishing by Cambodia, China, Laos PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam to cooperate the economic sector among the six member countries. The GMS Tourism Sector Strategy was approved by the 2nd GMS Summit to cooperate in the regional tourism sector.

GMS Tourism Ministers reviewed the GMS Tourism Sector Strategy in 2010 and approved to emphasize the three main sector strategies among the seven sector strategies. The three main sector strategies are as follows:

  1. Tourism Marketing
  2. Human Resources Development
  3. Poverty alleviation and Community-based Tourism Development

Updated GMS Tourism Sector Strategy 2016-2025 was set up and includes the following strategies:

  1. Human Resource Development
  2. Improve Tourism Infrastructure
  3. Enhance Visitor Experiences and Services
  4. Creative Marketing and Promotion
  5. Facilitating Regional Travel

This updated GMS Tourism Sector Strategy 2016-2025 was confirmed and announced at the GMS Sub-regional Tourism Ministers Meeting which was held at Chiang Mai, Thailand in 2018.

Myanmar participates in the projects and coordinates actively with Asia Development Bank (ADB), Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), and other GMS National Tourism Organizations. GMS Tourism Working Group Meetings are held twice a year and Mekong Tourism Forum is held once a year in GMS member countries alphabetically.