Organic Tourism expands across Thailand and Mekong countries

    Successful brainstorming meeting discussed the importance of organic tourism as a tool for sustainability A campaign to promote Organic Tourism across Thailand and the Greater Mekong Subregion has taken a major step forward with the convening of the first multi-sectoral workshop designed to brainstorm ideas and forge new partnerships to advance the cause. […]

Mekong region sees airports as the way forward

Tourism and aviation analysts are discussing methods to deliver dynamic growth to the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), which is home to more than 20 airlines and serves more than 250 million travellers a year. Across the region, 12 airports can each service more than 10 million passengers per year. Moreover, about 30 smaller airports each […]

New Experience Mekong Collection Showcases The Best In Responsible Travel

Company contributor Mekong Tourism Office

BANGKOK, 31 October 2017– With the purpose of showcasing responsible and sustainable travel experiences in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), the “Experience Mekong Collection” was launched at the ITB Asia 2017 in Singapore. As the name suggests, it is a collection of inspirational, rewarding and authentic experiences that minimise negative impacts and generate greater benefits […]

Regional Collaboration drives Tourism Sustainability

Proudly contributed by Sirima Eamtako

Company contributor The Amiris

Mekong Tourism Shines at 2017 Global Tourism Economy Forum ‘Mekong Moments’ Provides Unique Case Study for Tourism Collaboration Worldwide Mekong Tourism was lauded at the recent 2017 Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) round table, held on 16 to 17 October, for tourism collaboration case studies that in turn could become key economic drivers for future […]

Aviation drives tourism and connectivity in the GMS

Proudly contributed by Sirima Eamtako

Company contributor The Amiris

First Mekong Trends Seminar Showcases Dynamic Aviation Potential Event Highlights Strength and Growth of Aviation in the Greater Mekong Sub-region The first Mekong Trends Aviation Seminar, organised by Destination Mekong in partnership with Amadeus and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), shows regional aviation growth continues at an impressive pace to meet demand. The event […]

BBC featured MTCO for innovative collaborative marketing

It’s not just the 4350km Mekong River that connects China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam; as a single entity they are known as the Greater Mekong Subregion. In June, an innovative social media marketing campaign and travel inspiration platform called mekongmoments.com was launched, promoting the subregion as a single tourism destination. The platform, which […]

MTCO introduced the new travel platform “innovation.travel” at IT&CMA 2017

Bangkok, 28 September 2017 – In-depth knowledge-building was the core of an amplified education programme across the 22 forum sessions at IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2017. Some 50 renowned speakers from government bodies, academia, industry specialists, and associations imparted their wisdom over the various education segments encompassing a future-ready theme centred on industry development. Tuesday’s […]

VNAT and MTCO co-chaired for the first EWEC technical tour and workshop

East West Economic Corridor Tour & Workshop Highlights Tourism Sustainability  Focusing on increasing tourist arrivals and expenditure within the Greater Mekong Subregion  Hoi An, 2 October 2017 – The first East West Economic Corridor (EWEC) Technical Tour and Workshop, co-chaired by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), […]

Ministers Endorse $64 Billion Project Plan for Mekong Strategy

HA NOI, VIET NAM (20 September 2017) — Ministers from the six member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) today endorsed a five-year action plan framework that includes $64 billion in projects to help the subregion achieve inclusive growth and sustainable development. Ministers at the 22nd GMS Ministerial Conference celebrated 25 years of economic […]

MTCO was invited to the launch event of Thai Smile’s new route

THAI Smile reinforces the leading full-service airline of the region and prompt to take tourists to witness new experiences in various routes on Exotic Getaway. Thai Airways together with THAI Smile Airways will introduce a new direct route from Bangkok to Luang Prabang, the World Heritage Site of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, where international […]