Shaping the future of travel

Harnessing power of crowdsourced marketing The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) has leveraged collaboration with industry stakeholders and the use of crowd branding to promote travel to the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). The GMS comprises six countries that are linked by the Mekong River: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, and parts of China (Yunnan Province […]

MTF 2020 shifts dates

Proudly contributed by Don Ross

Company contributor TTR Weekly

The Mekong Tourism Office will unpack its conference goodies earlier this year as the dates for the annual Mekong Tourism Forum in Bagan, Myanmar, move to 28 to 29 April. Traditionally, the forum adopts a mid -May time slot but this time around the host, the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism, shifted the event by […]

2nd Asia Destination Film Forum and Awards will take place in Bangkok in January 2020

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   2nd Asia Destination Film Forum and Awards will take place in Bangkok in January 2020 DFF 2020 is celebrating the importance of using visual storytelling for sustainable tourism and destination marketing in Bangkok, Thailand, on 30 January 2020. (BANGKOK, THAILAND, Wednesday, January 8, 2020) – The 2nd Asia Destination Film Forum 2020 will be hosted […]

2019 Travel Startups Asia Forum at ITB Asia

Company contributor TTR Weekly

Three travel startup companies named winners of the recent Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST) 2019 will make presentations this Friday at ITB Asia. Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office has partnered with Messe Berlin to organise the Travel Startups Asia Forum @ ITB Asia 18 October at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The event is free […]

2019 MIST Winners Announced

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 14 October 2019   2019 MIST Winners Announced For the Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST) event, travel and tourism innovators from the Mekong region took centre stage on 9 October in Bangkok to showcase sustainable tourism technologies and social enterprises. BANGKOK, 11 October 2019 – The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office […]

MTCO Prepares MIST 2019 (Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism)

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Company contributor ASEAN.travel

The 2019 edition of MIST (Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism Program), an exclusive two-day conference for top startups from the Greater Mekong Sub-region, will take place on October 8 and 9 in Bangkok.  The third edition of MIST will take place on October 8 and 9, 2019 in Bangkok. The first day on October 8 […]

2019 Mekong MIST finalists named

Company contributor TTR Weekly

The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office announced, Tuesday, the names of the 10 startup firms that will compete in the Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST) competition 9 October. This year, MIST will be held in Bangkok alongside a new event the Travel Startups Asia Forum. MIST finalists represent two categories: Travel tech ventures and social […]

2019 Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism Finalists Announced

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION 30 September 2019   2019 Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism Finalists Announced Mekong travel and tourism innovators will take centre stage on 9 October at Quaint Brasserie Bangkok to showcase sustainable tourism technologies and social enterprises. Register for free at www.mist.asia. BANGKOK, 30 September 2019 – The Mekong Tourism Coordinating […]

MIST winners in the making

Company contributor TTR Weekly

You think you have a great idea, it’s innovative and could turn travel upside down then you should make a pitch for a MIST prize. Start-ups from the Mekong Region are doing just that driven by an innovative idea and the opportunity to shine and gain valuable access to investors. Their day in the sun […]

MTCO Executive Director to discuss with UNWTO about potential partnership of MTCO’s initiatives

Discussion with Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Mr Zurab Pololikashvili about helping the best most innovative travel companies in the Asia Pacific to become Affiliate Members of the UNWTO, as well partnering with UNWTO on various initiatives of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office including MIST: Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism and Experience Mekong Collection. #tourismmekong #mekongtourismforum #gms #unwto