There are various ways individuals — bloggers, CEOs, travel & tourism professionals, and travellers, who are passionate about the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) — can get involved in the Mekong Tourism community. Opportunities are endless; for background, please read our pages on Industry Engagement & Collaboration and this article. To sign up as a partner organisation click here.

Tourism Expert Contributors

Subject matter experts, such as consultants, company executives, journalists and industry bloggers, who are active in GMS travel & tourism are eligible to become “Official Mekong Tourism Experts“. In return for providing regular (non-exclusive) business-, trade- or policy-related content, an Expert will be eligible to receive a range of benefits, such as:

  • A profile page on MTCO’s award-winning website, MekongTourism.org, with picture, biodata, and links to their website and social media pages;
  • A digital badge that can be added to their blog or website;
  • Invitations to contribute to an annual Mekong travel trends book, which is distributed to travel & tourism stakeholders, including high-level policy and decision makers;
  • Consideration for their content to be featured in MTCO’s monthly electronic newsletters that reach more than 4,000 travel & tourism stakeholders;
  • Consideration to speak on their area of expertise at Mekong Tourism events, such as the annual Mekong Tourism Forum;
  • Quoted in MTCO press releases on topics related to their area of expertise; and
  • Consideration for engagement or consultation on projects conducted by MTCO and/or Mekong Tourism partners.

Each contributed article or document will be attributed to the author and linked to the Mekong Tourism Expert’s profile page. After having gone through the required editorial process, the contribution will be promoted on social media, featured on the MekongTourism.org homepage for a period, and considered for the monthly Mekong Tourism e-newsletter.

Experts who do not want to officially commit to the program may be acknowledged as “Guest Contributors” by sending us their content for consideration.

Travel Story Contributors

While the main focus for our official Mekong Tourism Expert Contributors will be business-, trade- or policy-related content, we also welcome contributions from anyone with a passion for storytelling—writing, photography, videography—who wishes to share their unique and unusual travel experiences in the GMS; especially multi-destination Mekong journeys and experiences linked to social, cultural, or environmental causes in the region. These are the stories that inspire not only travellers but also stakeholders in the travel & tourism industry!

Our most prolific and popular story contributors will be featured in an online directory of creative talent; our “Official Mekong Travel Storytellers“.

Our Official Mekong Travel Storytellers will be offered a range of benefits, including:

  • A profile page on MTCO’s award-winning website, MekongTourism.org, with picture, biodata, and links to their website and social media pages;
  • A digital badge that can be added to their blog or website;
  • Consideration for their content to be featured in MTCO’s monthly electronic newsletters that reach more than 4,000 travel & tourism stakeholders;
  • Consideration to join familiarisation trips operated by MTCO and/or Mekong Tourism partners;
  • Consideration for engagement by MTCO and/or Mekong Tourism partners to create content or consult on creative projects.

IMPORTANT:

Content contributions do not need to be written specifically for Mekong Tourism; content that has already been published is eligible. However, we do reserve the right to edit the content, and we must have a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, and worldwide right to reproduce the content. We will of course provide full credit to the author and link to the content’s original source, where applicable.

Links

See here our Contributors list.

Go here to apply to join the Expert/Stroryteller program.

See here our Partner Organisation list.

Go here to apply as a Partner Organisation.