It's Time for Southeast Asia to Fix Structural Issues Plaguing Tourism


Southeast Asian countries should seize the opportunity presented by the pandemic to rebuild tourism so it is more sustainable, inclusive, and less susceptible to shocks, said leaders at the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) third Southeast Asia Development Symposium (SEADS).

At the plenary panel, "Driving an Inclusive Tourism Recovery in Southeast Asia," the speakers agreed that shifting to sustainable tourism is key to reviving the region’s travel sector.


  • Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Indonesia
  • Liz Ortiguera, CEO, Pacific Asia Travel Association
  • Caecilia Chu, Cofounder and CEO, YouTrip
  • Winfried Wicklein, Deputy Director General, Southeast Asia Department, ADB
  • Moderator: David Ingles, Anchor, Bloomberg TV and Radio

SEADS 2022, "Sustainable Solutions for Southeast Asia's Recovery," was held on 16–17 March. 

Watch SEADS 2022 recordings.