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 […]

Coronavirus Resource Page (last updated October 16)

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 Coordinating Office listed on Apolitical’s Top 75 Most Innovative Organizations in Tourism Policy 2021

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The global tourism industry supports millions of jobs and businesses around the world and helps to protect and preserve cultural and natural heritage. Yet, even before COVID-19 reshaped the way people travel, governments were seeking solutions to decrease the environmental impact of tourism and increase economic justice for tourism communities. Now, as global agencies work […]

Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office celebrates 2021 World Tourism Day under the theme “Tourism for Inclusive Growth“

Happy World Tourism Day! . Today we celebrate World Tourism Day under the theme “Tourism for Inclusive Growth“ #Tourism4InclusiveGrowth. . “Working for inclusive growth means getting everybody behind a better vision for tourism. Only this way can tourism’s restart reach the people and communities that need it the most right now and build the foundations […]

MTCO to facilitate the organisation of Destination Mekong Food & Agro-Tourism Expert Group Webinar on September 21, 2021

Great discussion with amazing panellists on Destination Mekong Food & Agro-Tourism Expert Group webinar today (September 21, 2021) on the theme “An Appetite for Travel – The Crucial Role of Food Tourism in the Recovery of The Tourism Industry” organised by Destination Mekong and facilitated by Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office. . Very insightful aspects on […]

Destination Mekong – Responsible and Safe Forms of Voluntourism webinar on August 24, 2021

On August 24, Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office was invited to be part of the important issue of the region in the discussion of Destination Mekong – Responsible and Safe Forms of Voluntourism organized by ECPAT International together with Destination Mekong and Child Protection Expert Group. It was a very successful event with almost 200 participants […]

Finalists for the 2021 Experience Mekong Showcases announced

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION   Finalists for the 2021 Experience Mekong Showcases announced Public Voting is open to support small responsible businesses during these challenging times       Bangkok, July 27th, 2021:  The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office is announcing the 15 Finalists of the Experience Mekong Showcases 2021 from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand […]

DESTINATION MEKONG – SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL & TOURISM RECOVERY WITH CHILD PROTECTION IN FOCUS

  DESTINATION MEKONG – SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL & TOURISM RECOVERY WITH CHILD PROTECTION IN FOCUS LAUNCH of THE CODE VOLUNTOURISM POLICY   When: 24 August Time: 3.00 – 4.30 pm (Bangkok time)   As part of sustainable and responsible travel and tourism development, the industry must ensure that only responsible and safe forms of voluntourism are undertaken. […]

MTCO to facilitate the monthly meeting of MeTAG Education & Research Group on August 2, 2021

On August 2, there was a productive monthly meeting of the MeTAG Education & Research Group organized by Destination Mekong and facilitated by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office discussing some upcoming projects and synergies between the other Expert Groups to create potentials tourism recovery projects. The group has also recently launched the survey. To all tourism and hospitality business […]