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

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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 […]

MIST Tourism Accelerator Announces Winners

Luang Prabang, Lao PDR – 9 June 2017 – The MIST tourism accelerator announced the recipients of four 2017 Mekong Business Initiaitive Innovation Grants. GoP, a travel tech startup from Myanmar, took top prize and will receive USD $10,000. Artisan Origins by TAEC, a social enterprise from Lao PDR, as well as Cambodia’s Camboticket and […]

A new conference concept for the Mekong Region

The 2017 Mekong Tourism Forum will be hosted by the Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism of Lao PDR (MICT), and organised by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) in the UNESCO heritage town Luang Prabang from June 6-9. Find out more at Learn from Mr. Thaviphet Oula, Deputy Director General of MICT and […]

12 Innovative Startups Qualify for Mekong Tourism Forum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 12 Innovative Startups Qualify to Pitch Investors at Mekong Tourism Forum Siem Reap, Cambodia – 8 May 2017 – Organizers of the Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) accelerator program announced that 12 startups from Cambodia, the Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam have qualified to pitch their business plans to investors at the […]

18 Eco-Tourism Startups Qualify for MIST

The Mekong Business Initiative (MBI) and Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office(MTCO) have announced the 18 tourism startups from Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos who will participate in the upcoming Mekong Innovative Startup Tourism (MIST) startup accelerator program. Assessed by US-based Travel Startups Incubator, applications were weighed against criteria such as potential for investment, business plan quality and […] among Top 100 Tourism Blogs: Feedspot

Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO)’s primary website (this one!) has been selected by Feedspot as one of the “Top 100 Tourism Blogs” on the web; ranked #50. MTCO Executive Director Jens Thraenhart said: “This unsolicited recognition of our content strategy is very welcome. The Top 100 includes the story sections of tourism boards from […]

Sixteen SMEs to Co-Host Mekong Tourism Forum

“Highly inclusive” Mekong Tourism Forum 2017 to take place June 6-9 in Luang Prabang, Laos. Sixteen small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in Luang Prabang, Laos will serve as Host Venues for Mekong Tourism Forum 2017 (MTF 2017), “Prosper with Purpose”, June 6-9. The organisers of MTF 2017 – the Lao Ministry of Information, Culture, […]

Passion + Purpose = Prosperity: Pollock to Keynote MTF 2017

Travel & tourism industry “visionary” Anna Pollock will keynote Mekong Tourism Forum 2017 (MTF 2017) “Prosper with Purpose”. Ms Pollock has undertaken seminal work in many aspects of tourism and is currently addressing ways of mitigating the negative impacts of “over-tourism”; looking at models of destination development that “generate higher yields with less impact”. These […]

Mekong Tourism on Mission to Sign Forum Venues

Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) is in Luang Prabang, Laos until March 17 on a mission to sign up host venues for the innovative afternoon program of Mekong Tourism Forum 2017, “Prosper with Purpose”. Through meetings arranged by Nouy Vongmanichanh, Deputy Head of the Tourism Marketing Division at Luang Prabang Provincial Information, Culture and Tourism […]

‘Mekong Moments’ Campaign Video Wins Award at ITB

The campaign video for the public-private-partnership #MekongMoments social media campaign has won an award at ITB Berlin. Mekong Tourism Executive Director Jens Thraenhart announced the news via a Facebook post, as follows: We won! Still in testing phase but the @MekongMoments campaign to promote the Greater Mekong Subregion as a single tourism destination and empower […]