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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 […]

Mekong Tourism Advisory Group (MeTAG) Announced

Company contributor Mekong Tourism Office

Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) announces the 2020/2021 Mekong Tourism Advisory Group (MeTAG) The Mekong Tourism Advisory Group (MeTAG) is a prestigious voluntary group, appointed by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), to assist in giving valuable advise, specific to the programs, implemented by the public private sector framework, Destination Mekong, and overseen by the […]

MTF dates move again

Company contributor TTR Weekly

The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office confirmed on Saturday it was moving the annual Mekong Tourism Forum dates to 25 to 26 August 2020. Myanmar will host the forum this year in Bagan essentially to promote its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site a designation that was awarded in July 2019. The MTCO executive director, […]

On Responsible Tourism Marketing and Sustainable Destination Development in the Mekong Region

Proudly contributed by Jens Thraenhart

Company contributor Mekong Tourism Office

How to develop tourism in a way which creates livelihoods, fosters economic growth and alleviates poverty? Jens Thraenhart, CEO of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), tells us in this episode of our series of interviews with world’s leading sustainable tourism champions and changemakers. Jens illustrates how he works with the tourism ministries of countries included in the […]

The MTCO executive director attended and contributed to Global Experts Think Tank in Malta

The Executive Director of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office was invited to contribute to the Global Experts Think Tank to discuss Climate Change in Tourism. #climatefriendlytravel is one of the most important issues facing the world, and tourism can be part of the solution instead of being a problem, if we all take action now. Thank you […]

Postponement of the Mekong Tourism Forum 2020 in Bagan, Myanmar

The 2020 Mekong Tourism Forum and the 45th Tourism Working Group Meeting of the Greater Mekong Subregion is scheduled to be taken place in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Bagan, Myanmar in 2020, hosted by the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism of Myanmar, and organized in collaboration with the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO). […]

MTCO met with Turkish Airlines to discuss potential collaborations

On February 20, the MTCO executive director had a productive meeting to discuss collaboration between Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office and Turkish Airlines with Ahmet Tugcu, Thailand Country Director of Turkish Airlines. In this occasion, we would like to thank you for the facilitation from Mr, Suat Töre, one of our active media partners. #tourismmekong #turkishairlines

A holistic, one-day forum on tourism, sustainability, cinema

The first half of the forum featured top tourism professionals, who spoke about the importance of films, to promote destinations. “Destinations can inspire travellers to explore new experiences, through films, and human impact stories.” — Jens Thraenhart, founder of the Asia Destination Film Forum A unique and intensive Asia Destination Film Forum was held in […]

Strategy Partnerships Meeting at National Innovation Agency, Thailand

On February 5, MTCO had a strategy partnership meeting at National Innovation Agency, Thailand to plan for the 2020 Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism program. Applications for startups to participate in the MIST program will open in March. #tourismmekong More information will be available at www.  

Film fans meet for a forum

Proudly contributed by Andrew J. Wood

The 2nd Asia Destination Film Forum held yesterday in Bangkok proved that interest in the art form had a wide audience throughout Asia. The Forum took place at Quaint in Bangkok’s trendy neighbourhood district of that transverses Thonglor and Ekkamai. Quaint turned out to be an inspired venue choice, an eclectic mix of house, warehouse […]