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Sustainable Destination Management

Strategies in the OIC Member Countries


Figure 31: Greater Mekong Subregion Tourism Structure

Source: Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (2018)

GMS tourism ministers

appoint NTO officials to represent GMS countries at GMS TWC

meetings and other regional forums. They meet periodically to, among other

activities, (i) endorse GMS and other regional tourism strategies; (ii) promote

cooperation between tourism and other sectors, and (iii) approve resources to

implement strategic programs and projects.

GMS senior officials

act as GMS national coordinators and head of each country’s GMS

national secretariat. They frequently meet to formulate strategies and policies for the

evaluation of GMS ministers, review sector plans, and coordinate policy and

operational aspects of the GMS Economic Cooperation Program.


GMS Tourism Working Group

includes senior officials from each GMS NTO. It

serves as an advisory board to the MTCO and provides operational leadership and

technical guidance to plan, implement, monitor, and evaluate sub-regional activities;


Mekong Tourism Coordination Office

promotes, among a range of many activities

(i), the practical cooperation among governments, (ii) plans, coordinates, and

implements programs, and (iii) continuously upgrades and maintains the online

portals of such programs, including their main online portal,



National tourism working groups

set priorities for national implementation of

sub-regional programs and projects;

Development partners

(international and bilateral finance institutions, CSOs, industry

associations, academic institutions, and the media) engage in levels such as (i)

finances to support strategic programs and projects or (ii) provide policy advice;