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  • June 01, 2017

    Guidelines for tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas: Generating sustainable revenues for conservation and development

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    Many Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) underutilise tourism as a means to contribute towards the financial sustainability of protected areas. The development of the present guidelines on tourism partnerships and concessions for protected areas is a response to this under-utilized potential and to recent decisions of the CBD on tourism.

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    2017​-044.pdf (4 MB)
  • February 28, 2017

    Tourism Sector Assessment, Strategy, and Road Map for Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Viet Nam (2016 – 2018)

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    This report documents tourism sector investment priorities of ADB and the governments of Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, and Viet Nam.

    The assessment highlights sector performance, priority development constraints, government plans and strategies, past ADB support and experience, and other development partner support. It provides sector background information for ADB's investment and technical assistance operations and will be updated as strategic developments and program changes are needed.

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    clmv​-tourism​-sector​-assessment.pdf (1 MB)
  • August 02, 2016
    Asian Development Bank

    Video: New Road in Lao PDR Changes Everything

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    The Lao People’s Democratic Republic has built a new road with help from ADB linking the tourist town of Luangprabang with the country’s border with Thailand. Finished in 2014, the 367-km road provides access to goods, services and jobs and new businesses are flourishing along its length.

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  • December 16, 2015
    Government of Mynamar

    Status Report on Myanmar’s Designated Ecotourism Sites

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    This report was produced as a key input into the Government of Myanmar’s Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy (2015-2025). It overviews the status of tourism and conservation issues in 22 protected areas identified as having ecotourism potential. The technical content and base assessment work for the report was led by the GMS Core Environment Program and the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development led publishing.

    Status Report on Myanmar Designated Ecotourism Sites..pdf (6 MB)
  • April 01, 2015
    Government of Myanmar, ICIMOD

    Myanmar Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy for Protected Area 2015 - 2025

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    Myanmar Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy intends to use ecotourism as a driving force to strengthen the management of Myanmar’s expanding protected areanetwork. It aims to engage all stakeholders to implement ecotourism policies, business models, and management approaches that protect the unique ecosystems of Myanmar, and celebrate indigenous groups that havemade these special areas their home. 

    Myanmar Ecotourism Policy and Management Strategy.pdf (7 MB)
  • June 11, 2013
    Government of Mynamar

    Myanmar Ecotourism Master Plan - 2013 – 2020

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    This Master Plan is intended as a roadmap to shape the future of tourism in Myanmar. It defines a clear vision, guiding principles and strategic programs in the form of a long-term implementation framework (2013-2020) which is well-suited to the needs of the industry.

    Myanmar Tourism Master Plan 2013​-2020.pdf (4 MB)