Regional Collaboration drives Tourism Sustainability

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Tourism Collaboration Framework in the Greater Mekong Subregion featured at the Global Tourism Economy Forum in Macau “Regional Collaboration towards a better future” was the theme of the 2017 edition of the Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) in Macau. In his opening address, Edmund Ho Hau-wah, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese […]

Aviation drives tourism and connectivity in the GMS

First Mekong Trends Seminar Showcases Dynamic Aviation Potential Event Highlights Strength and Growth of Aviation in the Greater Mekong Sub-region The first Mekong Trends Aviation Seminar, organised by Destination Mekong in partnership with Amadeus and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), shows regional aviation growth continues at an impressive pace to meet demand. The event […]

BBC featured MTCO for innovative collaborative marketing

It’s not just the 4350km Mekong River that connects China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam; as a single entity they are known as the Greater Mekong Subregion. In June, an innovative social media marketing campaign and travel inspiration platform called was launched, promoting the subregion as a single tourism destination. The platform, which […]

MTCO introduced the new travel platform “” at IT&CMA 2017

Bangkok, 28 September 2017 – In-depth knowledge-building was the core of an amplified education programme across the 22 forum sessions at IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2017. Some 50 renowned speakers from government bodies, academia, industry specialists, and associations imparted their wisdom over the various education segments encompassing a future-ready theme centred on industry development. Tuesday’s […]

VNAT and MTCO co-chaired for the first EWEC technical tour and workshop

East West Economic Corridor Tour & Workshop Highlights Tourism Sustainability  Focusing on increasing tourist arrivals and expenditure within the Greater Mekong Subregion  Hoi An, 2 October 2017 – The first East West Economic Corridor (EWEC) Technical Tour and Workshop, co-chaired by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), […]

Ministers Endorse $64 Billion Project Plan for Mekong Strategy

HA NOI, VIET NAM (20 September 2017) — Ministers from the six member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) today endorsed a five-year action plan framework that includes $64 billion in projects to help the subregion achieve inclusive growth and sustainable development. Ministers at the 22nd GMS Ministerial Conference celebrated 25 years of economic […]

MTCO was invited to the launch event of Thai Smile’s new route

THAI Smile reinforces the leading full-service airline of the region and prompt to take tourists to witness new experiences in various routes on Exotic Getaway. Thai Airways together with THAI Smile Airways will introduce a new direct route from Bangkok to Luang Prabang, the World Heritage Site of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, where international […]

Officials move forward on tiger reintroduction

A long-discussed plan to reintroduce tigers into the wild in Cambodia appears to be clawing its way forward, as the Ministry of Environment announced yesterday that the Srepok Wildlife Sanctuary in Mondulkiri had been chosen as a habitat. In a Facebook post, the Ministry of Environment said that officials and conservation groups went to Mondulkiri […]

Vietnam backs GMS Economic Cooperation Programme

The Vietnamese Government is committed to strongly supporting the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) Economic Cooperation Programme initiative, said Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung. Speaking at the 22nd Ministerial Meeting on the GMS Programme in Hanoi on September 20, the minister said Vietnam is mobilising capital resources from international organisations, both bilaterally and […]

Amadeus and MTCO Launch Mekong Trends Aviation Seminar

Amadeus and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) is jointly organising the first Mekong Trends Aviation Seminar, which is scheduled to take place in Bangkok on the 10th of October.   The inaugural Mekong Trends Aviation Seminar will highlight the key insights of the recently published Mekong Trends Snapshot on Air Transport in the Greater […]