The 7th info-graph of the COVID-19 Travel Situation in the Mekong Region as of October 1, 2020

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  The 7th Info-graph of the COVID-19 Travel Situation in the Mekong Region as of October 1, 2020, giving a brief summary of travel restrictions in Cambodia, PR China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. Read the full text at #tourismmekong #covid19 The 6th Info-graph of the COVID-19 Travel Situation in the Mekong […]

The new era of medical tourism

Thailand has always made big plans for the tourism sector but even more so now the Medical Tourism sector. Adapting to the new normal, Thailand is making provision to push ahead with promotion and has opened up its borders to medical tourists since the end of July. Tourists traveling for medical procedures, had been one […]


The Michelin Guide announced Thursday it will award a “Green Star” to restaurants distinguished for their environment-friendly practices. The new award will encourage recycling, sourcing local ingredients, reducing food waste, and sustainable gastronomy in Thailand, Gwendall Poullennec, the international director of the Michelin Guide, said at a press conference in Bangkok. “This new symbol is […]

TCEB test drives hybrid events

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The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) is counting on hybrid meetings to get the country’s events business back on the road to recovery. It tested a hybrid event Thailand MICE United, earlier this month, reaching out to meeting suppliers, entrepreneurs and prospective clients. International events are not likely to return to Thailand until late […]

ADB Supports Thailand’s Green, Social, and Sustainability Bonds for COVID-19 Recovery

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is assisting the Government of Thailand in designing, issuing, and monitoring innovative capital market initiatives as part of the country’s recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in a manner aligned with the 2015 Paris Agreement and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. ADB’s technical assistance through the Association of Southeast […]

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Our hearts go out to you amid the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It cannot be overstated how difficult this time is for the global community, for the industry that is grinding to a halt, for your clients, for your companies, and for each of us as individuals. We will look back upon this […]

China’s tourism authority warns of COVID-19 ahead of national holiday

China’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Wednesday issued a notice on COVID-19 prevention, calling on tourists to protect themselves during the upcoming National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival holiday. Tourists should learn about the epidemic prevention measures required by tourist attractions in advance, and make appointments before their visits, the ministry said. The notice also […]

Coronavirus policy updates

Travel around the world continues to be affected by the novel coronavirus, especially in the Greater Mekong Subregion where most of the countries are relying on the tourism industry. The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office would like to take this opportunity to gather the government’s policies in which to provide aid and assistance to businesses in […]

Surat Thani targets Mice for recovery

Surat Thani is gearing up for business travel, hoping to lure Mice (meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibitions) visitors as it looks to recover from the pandemic. Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) president Chiruit Isarangkun Na Ayuthaya said the province is a unique tourism location with the infrastructure to serve as a Mice destination. TCEB […]

Hanoi’s tourism sector moves to welcome visitors again

As the resurgence of COVID-19 in Vietnam has been basically brought under control, the tourism sector in the capital city of Hanoi has been swiftly making plans to attract visitors again and gradually return to previous levels of growth. This time of year is Hanoi’s peak for tourism, with surging numbers of both domestic and […]