Coronavirus Resource Page (last updated July 13)

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 […]

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 […]

Tourism: Respond, Restart and Recover

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On June 24, the third Policy Actions for COVID-19 Economic Recovery (PACER) Dialogues on “Tourism: Respond, Restart and Recover” featured global good practice examples of effective tourism crisis recovery policies. Over 130 participants including 63 government officials from Southeast Asia and the People’s Republic of China participated in the Dialogue, sharing knowledge and country experiences […]

Finalists for the 2020 Experience Mekong Showcases announced

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION    Finalists for the 2020 Experience Mekong Showcases announced Public Voting open to support small responsible businesses during these challenging times Bangkok, July 7, 2020:  The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office is announcing the 18 Finalists of the Experience Mekong Showcases 2020. 4,200 eligible votes determined three Experience Mekong Collection members […]

Laos and Myanmar to Target Domestic Tourism

The message that came out of the 7th MeTAG webinar, organised by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) in Bangkok last week, was clear – domestic tourism is going to play a very important role for countries looking to rebuild their tourism revenue. COVID19 has caused over 508,000 deaths and, as of 04:33 GMT +7 […]

Mekong Tourism Forum postponed to February 2021

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  PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION MEKONG TOURISM FORUM   Mekong Tourism Forum postponed to February 2021 Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office and Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism decide to postpone the regional flagship tourism conference to 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic Bangkok May 26, 2020: The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) announced on Saturday, […]

MTCO seeks crowdsourcing ventures

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The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, Destination Mekong, and the Mekong Institute are partnering a new initiative that will raise crowdsourcing for new innovations born out of Covid-19 crisis. The targeted projects to win support should originate in the Greater Mekong Subregion (Yunnan and Guangxi in PR China, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam). The […]