Can emerging destinations really handle big events?

Destination Case Study on the 2017 Mekong Tourism Forum in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR By Gerardine Donough-Tan  The exotic allure of emerging markets such as Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos continue to woo event planners, but often the question remains: Can these destinations, especially small towns that have never hosted big events, rise to the challenge? […]

Mekong Tourism Forum successfully showcases industry collaboration in new decentralised conference model

Company contributor Mekong Tourism Office

Luang Prabang, Lao PDR – June 19, 2017: Nearly 400 travel and tourism industry professionals exchanged lessons and experiences to promote competitive, inclusive, and sustainable tourism at the 2017 Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF 2017), held on 5–9 June in Luang Prabang, Laos. Hosted by the Luang Prabang Provincial Government and the Ministry of Information, Culture […]

Mekong’s “Digital Hub for Collaboration” wins PATA Award

JAKARTA, INDONESIA, September 12, 2016: The GMS Tourism Working Group, made up of the National Tourism Organizations of Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam, is pleased to announce that its collaborative initiatives have received international accolades at the annual PATA Gold Awards 2016. Ms. Khin Than Win, Deputy Director General of the […]

Tourism Marketing Strategy for the Mekong Region launched

Available for free download at   Bangkok, September 29, 2015: The six Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries – Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the People’s Republic of China, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam – prioritize joint tourism marketing. Introduced at the 20th Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Ministerial Conference in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar on […]