Coronavirus Resource Page (last updated September 29)

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 […]

Mekong Tourism & SUNx Malta Announce Scholarships for Climate Friendly Travel

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Supporting Students & Professionals From The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries – Cambodia, the People’s Republic of China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam.   Bangkok, September 22, 2020: Thanks to Malta’s Minister for Tourism and Consumer Protection, Hon. Julia Farrugia Portelli, and the Institute for Tourism Studies Malta, SUNx Malta and The Mekong […]

The 6th info-graph of the COVID-19 Travel Situation in the Mekong Region as of September 3, 2020

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The 6th Info-graph of the COVID-19 Travel Situation in the Mekong Region as of September 3, 2020, giving a brief summary of travel restrictions in Cambodia, PR China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. Read the full text at https://bit.ly/31YUchC #tourismmekong #covid19 The 5th Info-graph of the COVID-19 Travel Situation in the Mekong Region […]

Virtual Destination Mekong Summit provides actionable insights for travel and tourism industry during COVID-19

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION DESTINATION MEKONG SUMMIT   Virtual Destination Mekong Summit provides actionable insights for travel and tourism industry during COVID-19 Session videos now available online to watch for free Bangkok, September 8, 2020: The 1st Destination Mekong Summit was organized virtually by UNWTO Affiliate Member Strategies as a lead partner of Destination […]

First Mekong Hero announced at Destination Mekong Summit

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION   First Mekong Hero announced at Destination Mekong Summit Founder of Thailand Community-based Tourism Institute honored Bangkok, July 7, 2020:  The  ‘Mekong Heroes’ is a new program, initiated by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) and Destination Mekong, to celebrate colleagues in Mekong tourism who work tirelessly behind the scenes […]

Winners of the 2020 Experience Mekong Showcases announced

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION   Winners of the 2020 Experience Mekong Showcases announced   Bangkok, August 28, 2020:  The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office announced the 6 Winners of the 2020 Experience Mekong Showcases. From 60 shortlisted businesses of the over 350 Experience Mekong Collection members, nearly 10,000 eligible votes narrowed down to 18 finalists […]

A snapshot of the 1st Destination Mekong Summit 2020

The Virtual Destination Mekong Summit, held in August 25th by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office and public-private partnership Destination Mekong, with sponsorship of UNWTO Affiliate Member Chameleon Strategies, was well received by nearly 500 participants from governments and private sectors for its more dynamic and focused discussions leading to concrete takaways around this year’s theme: […]

Mekong Virtual Summit must tackle realities

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Travel may have come to a standstill in Mekong Region countries, but it won’t stop tourism stakeholders engaging in ‘make-believe’ during a half-day virtual summit hosted by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office 25 August. The Virtual Destination Mekong Summit will be organised by public-private partnership Destination Mekong, with the sponsorship of UNWTO affiliate member Chameleon […]

Experience Mekong Collection Webinar – Part 1 – Practical learnings and actions during COVID-19 – How to survive and how to prepare for recovery

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Join us to learn how small responsible businesses in the Mekong Region take actions during COVID-19 to survive and how they prepare for recovery from their practices from our Experience Mekong Collection members under the theme of “Practical learnings and actions during COVID-19 – How to survive and how to prepare for recovery” Speakers: 1. […]