Delegates from Mongolia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Republic of Korea (RoK), the Philippines, and Vietnam discussed sustainable tourism development at a workshop held in Vietnamese City of Ha Long, on September 14.
At the workshop held within the framework of the East Asia Inter-Regional Tourism Forum (EATOF), Mongolian delegates spoke of tourism-related issues, particularly tourism education in the country.
Dr Milagros C. Espina from the San Jose University in the Philippines introduced a waste management and natural resources programme called ‘Winning over Waste’ (WOW). 
The success of WOW will encourage similar activities in EATOF and reduce the impact of climate change, he said, emphasising the necessity exchanging information among cultures about WOW and other initiatives.
The workshop also heard speeches on rural tourism development in Indonesia’s Yogyakarta province, undersea tourism and new adventure tourism development in Sarawak in Malaysia.
The two-day fair saw the participation of travel agencies from eight provinces, namely Cebu (the Philippines), Gangwon (RoK), Luang Prabang (Laos), Sarawak (Malaysia), Siem Reap (Cambodia), Tottori (Japan), Tuv (Mongolia) and Yogyakarta (Indonesia).
The second sea tourism and flight route committee was reestablished at a conference held by the EATOF organising board on September 14.