Southeast Asia Sustainable Tourism Hub Launched at SEADS 2022
The crowds are sparse in the ordinarily busy district of Chinatown in SIngapore. Shop owners estimate that business has dropped by 50% due to the COVID-19 crisis. 2020 Lester Ledesma/ADB.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) launched the Southeast Asia Sustainable Tourism Hub on 17 March 2022 at the third Southeast Asia Development Symposium (SEADS).
Southeast Asia’s tourism industry is still reeling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. To accelerate an inclusive and sustainable recovery, ADB is increasing its support for investments, capacity development, and knowledge.
The online hub, anchored in ADB’s Southeast Asia Department, Urban Development and Water Division, brings together diverse expertise from within and outside of ADB to help clients develop and finance innovative tourism projects, build destination management capacity, and provide knowledge solutions that align with ADB Strategy 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. Offering regional perspective, strong country presence, and partnerships, the Southeast Asia Sustainable Tourism Hub promises to deliver quality development solutions for Southeast Asia’s tourism industry.
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