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)

Proudly contributed by Luc Citrinot

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

Yin and Yang Perspective on Tourism: An Interview with Jens Thraenhart, CEO of Mekong Tourism

“Balance is key to many things in our life. Right now if we look at tourism, we can say that we lost this balance,”  says Jens Thraenhart, CEO of Mekong Tourism during the discussion on the concept of balanced tourism with Graham Harper, Director of Sustainability & Social Responsibility. Graham: Jens, we’ve been talking about “overtourism,” […]

MTCO attended 2019 International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City (ITE) on September 5-7, 2019

Another successful 2019 International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City (ITE) in #Vietnam for Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office promoted GMS collaborations to the industry via our initiatives Mekong Moments, Experience Mekong Collection, Mekong Minis as well as being a part of supporting the tourism startups forum to leverage and integrate MIST: Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism for Vietnamese startups. Many potential discussions and collaborations were made with […]

MTCO Executive Director presenting at the Northeast Asia Tourism Forum

My third time presenting at the Northeast Asia Tourism Forum, hosted by Jilin Department of Culture and Tourism and organized by the Greater Tumen Initiative (GTI) Secretariat. Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office was asked to share learnings of regional tourism cooperation, successful stakeholder engagement and program implementation. My first time at the NEATF was seven years ago as […]

MTCO to give a talk at the 3rd International Conference on Tourism and Business 2019

On August 29, Gerrit Kruger, Advisor to the Executive Director of Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office was invited to present and share insights about the responsible tourism strategy within the Greater Mekong Subregion via the MTCO’s initiatives at the 3rd International Conference on Tourism and Business 2019 under the theme of “Innovation, Sustainability and Entrepreneurship in […]