Re-Establishing Tourism Confidence through Innovative Digital Solutions


Southeast Asia depends on domestic and international tourism for sustainable economic growth. 

In the session, "Re-Establishing Tourism Confidence through Innovative Digital Solutions," a panel of experts looked into the challenges facing the tourism industry and examined how technology could help spur travel.

The panel discussion was part of the inaugural Southeast Asia Development Symposium held on 21 October 2020.


  • Cleo Kawawaki, Deputy Director General, Southeast Asia Department, ADB
  • Carolyn Dedolph-Cabrera, Principal IT Specialist, ADB ITD Digital Sandbox Program
  • Allison Woodruff, Senior Urban Development Specialist, ADB
  • Jens Thraenhart, Executive Director, Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office
  • Hai Ho, Co-Founder & CEO, Triip  
  • Moderator: Steven Schipani, Unit Head, Project Administration, ADB Vietnam Resident Mission