Leveraging Thematic Circuits for BIMSTEC Tourism Development
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This report shows how countries in the BIMSTEC subregion can work together to rebuild their pandemic-battered travel industries and create intraregional thematic tour packages to boost visitor numbers and support sustainable development.
It lays out comprehensive action plans involving each member country—Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand—and highlights the potential of cross-border tourism circuits based on themes such as wildlife, trekking, or religion. It explains the potential to grow intraregional tourism, use public–private partnerships, and harmonize infrastructure, connectivity, and marketing to develop seamless travel between member countries and fast-track their economic recovery.
- Executive Summary
- Situation Analysis of Global and Asia and the Pacific Tourism
- Overall Tourism Trends in the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation Region
- BIMSTEC Tourism Action Plan: Addressing Issues and Realizing Circuit Tourism Opportunities