Sustainable Destination Management
Strategies in the OIC Member Countries
Mekong Tourism Forum, and GMS ministerial meetings. The performance indicators used by
MTCO measure various areas, from visitor metrics to sustainability. The visitor metrics used
include tourist arrivals using different modes of transportation (air, land, and sea) as well as
tourist spending. The organizational effectiveness metrics used include the number of
countries permitted to obtain tourist visas on arrival and the number of international border
checkpoints (land, sea, air) offering tourist visa on arrival. The sustainability metrics used
include the number of tour operators, the number of registered tour guides, tourism’s direct
contribution to employment, and tourism’s direct contribution to gross domestic product.
Best Practices in Collaboration with Tourism Corridor Stakeholders
Effective management of MDTCs requires cooperation between multiple stakeholders at
various levels, including cooperation between responsible entities from the corridor member
countries and cooperation on national, regional, and local levels in each member country.
stakeholder is defined as “any person, group, or organization that can place a claim on an
organization's attention, resources, or output or is affected by that output.”
MDTC stakeholders, as outlined in the following figure, consist of public, private, and non-
governmental entities that need to cooperate together to ensure the success of the corridor and
add value to both tourists and local communities along the corridor. The corridor management
body is primarily responsible for coordinating and engaging with the various other
stakeholders ensuring proper representation of all groups to foster collaboration for the
success of the MDTC.
Figure 14: Tourism Corridor Stakeholders
Source: DinarStandard Analysis
Please refer to the Greater Mekong Subregion tourism corridor case study for references and more details.
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