What is it that makes Chiang Mai unique as the city of creativity, culture, and heritage; the melting pot of tourism for decades? With recent talks on the changing facets of the tourism industry; the effects of mass tourism, challenges on preservation of several heritage sites, to the city's pending status on being a UNESCO Heritage City - it is time to open up the conversation for re-alignment of priorities for the city and lay the ground work towards 'sustainable tourism.'
Sustainable tourism and the preservation of the city's cultural heritage both go hand-in-hand. But one cannot achieve this alone - there are several stakeholders in the mix; residents, businesses (both tourism and non-tourism), local authorities, local and international tourism companies alike. Together, we are all part of Chiang Mai's sustainable future.
If you're curious about how businesses, entrepreneurs, and everyone in the mix can join hands in making Chiang Mai a liveable 'tourism' destination, come join the discussion!
Come connect on Thursday 12th March, 16.30 hrs onwards at Hai Ya Art Venue, Old Chiangmai Cultural Center (map).
For members of partner organizations:
• Invited by Green Trails / Old Chiangmai Cultural Center
• Chiang Mai Chamber of Commerce
• YEC Chiang Mai
• Creative Chiang Mai
• Chiang MICE
• Federation of Thai Industries (FTI)
• Netherlands-Thai Chamber of Commerce (NTCC)
• National Innovation Agency (NIA)
• Northern Thailand Food Valley (NTFV)
• Thai Hotels Association (THA)
• Foreign chambers of commerce in Thailand: JFCCT, American, Australian, British, Belgian-Luxembourg, Canadian, Danish, European Association for Business & Commerce (EABC), French, German, Hellenic, Irish, Norwegian, Singapore, South-African, Swedish, and Turkish