Yesterday started early for the media contingent of MTF who were picked up at 4.45am and taken to see the Alms Ceremony where Monks walked along the streets of Luang Prabang in their orange robes collecting offerings of sticky rice and other food from local people and visiting tourists. These were taken back and eaten for breakfast by the monks or given away to people in need.
The MTF started for everyone at the Central Bank for the final day with a welcome and introduction of the new 10 year Mekong Tourism Strategy. This was followed by a panel of speakers giving mini-talks about an aspect of tourism that they were passionate about. The big announcement was made that next years MTF would be hosted by Thailand.
Today people will either head back home or go on one of the various half day, full day or 2 day post MTF tours in and around Luang Prabang.