Tourism Management in BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS – Enhancing People to People Connectivity for Inclusive Growth

The tourism sector is a major contributor to the socioeconomic development of the BIMP-EAGA, IMT-GT and GMS. If managed strategically, tourism can enhance inclusive economic growth by connecting lower-income producers to markets and enabling rural and urban residents to access lifelong salaried employment in the service sector. Tourism can also generate significant tax revenue that can be reinvested to support broader social development objectives, cultural heritage protection, and improve environmental management.