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Money Matters in Mekong Region Tourism – Mekong Tourism Investment Summit

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A temple on the banks of the Mekong River in the Golden Triangle in Chiang Saen, northern Thailand,

Buddha on the banks of the Mekong River in the Golden Triangle in Chiang Saen, northern Thailand,

BANGKOK – At this years Mekong Tourism Investment Summit in Da Nang Vietnam, money matters in Mekong region tourism will be in sharp focus on 17 June.
CEOs and stalwarts of innovative hotel brands, leading NGOs, investment agencies and tourism money pundits will analyze what’s hot and what’s not in Mekong region tourism.
Alternative accommodation models will be discussed by Rory Hunter, CEO Song Saa Hotels & Resorts, Bill Barnett, CEO C9 Hotelworks, and Jack Bartholomew, Indochina Director, Khiri Travel, and others.
Warts-and-all practitioner perspectives will be shared by James Kaplan, SVP Development, Minor Group, Peter Ryder, CEO, Indochina Capital, Peter Semone, Chief Technical Advisor, Lanith, and Robert Hecker, Managing Director, Pacific Asia, Horwath HTL.
There will be additional sessions on the big picture, the power of low cost airlines and international finance institutions with speakers Daniel Voellm of HVS and Kevin Murphy of Asiawide Hospitality Solutions.
The Mekong Tourism Investment Summit is free for travel industry stakeholders. Seats are limited.

What is the Mekong Tourism Forum?


The Mekong Tourism Forum 2015 will be held under the theme of Unlocking the Potential of the Mekong Region via Innovative Partnerships. The forum will focus on enhancing collaboration between the public and private sectors to develop responsible and sustainable tourism, and protecting the natural and cultural heritage of the GMS for future generations.

The Mekong Tourism Forum is the flagship annual gathering for the six-nation Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS). Since 1996 the MTF has provided a platform for stakeholders in the tourism industry to discuss the development and promotion of travel to, from and within the GMS. The MTF is inclusive, interactive and results-oriented, encouraging all participants to work together to effectively market the GMS as a single destination.

The 2015 Mekong Tourism Forum is free to attend for qualified industry professionals, however we will encourage donations to a yet to be determined responsible tourism initiative in the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS).

Please view the most current MTF 2015 Agenda at Availability will be on a first-come first-serve basis.
Please register for free at

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