LP: Handle with Care

Luang Prabang - Handle with Care

Tourism is an important growth sector in Laos. It contributes significantly to the country's gross domestic product (GDP), about 7-9% of GDP, as well as employment generation. Unsustainable tourism causes deterioration of the environmental, social, and cultural heritage of Laos. Particularly Luang Prabang as a world heritage site is in danger and needs a more sustainable tourism.

The project seeks to cultivate sustainable tourism products in a fragile destination. It targets an increased provision and consumption of sustainable tourism products to preserve the destination with regard to 1) assurance of private sector uptake and benefit, 2) responsible utilisation of natural resources, and 3) protection of cultural heritage, minorities and inclusive economic participation.

Duration: 5/2016 - 4/2019

Total budget: EUR 1,800,000 (EU Contribution: 90%)

Contact

Dr. Hartmut Janus
Lao-German Development Cooperation
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
P.O. Box 10838 Vientiane
Laos

Hartmut.Janus@giz.de

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)
As the lead, GIZ coordinates and manages all project activities including implementation and monitoring of SCP measures.
sequa sequa
sequa strengthens BMOs for promotion of application and consumption of sustainable tourism. It facilitates the inclusion of local communities and producers.
Lao Association of Travel Agents (LATA) Lao Association of Travel Agents (LATA)
LATA disseminates best practices, promotes wider awareness of the issues and uptake among their membership base.
Lao Hotel and Restaurant Association (LHRA) Lao Hotel and Restaurant Association (LHRA)
LHRA raises awareness in cooperation with LATA and acts as a multiplier to its member companies.