Tourism Working Group
The Tourism Working Group was officially established as an independent Group after the 2005 Annual VBF. The Group includes travel operators, hotel operators, airlines, real estate developers, and professional service firms. It has built a strong relationship with the Vietnam Administration of Tourism (VNAT), and has used the expertise of its members to successfully advocate for the tourism industry in Vietnam. Such efforts have coincided with the government's recent acknowledgement of the role of tourism in the economy which results in the tourism administration as part of a Ministry through the merger between VNAT and the Ministry of Culture and Sports to form the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.
The group is currently headed by Mr. Kenneth M. Atkinson, Executive Chairman of Grant Thornton Vietnam