Mekong mulls its 2019 meeting moments

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The 2019 annual Mekong Tourism Forum will be held in Dali at the end of May, according to Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office executive director Jens Thraenhart. He is currently on an inspection trip of the conference host city with officials from the Yunnan Tourism Development Commission and Dali Prefecture Development Commission. In a Facebook Page […]

Mini Movies enter second series

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The first annual Mekong Minis Movie Festival contest has recognised 12 submissions for awards for the first round of the video contest with a another set of winners on the way to round off the year-long contest in early 2019. The contest, a campaign by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), is an collaborative effort […]

Mekong Tourism featured in new tourism research report supported by Google alongside companies Airbnb and Grab

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION     Mekong Tourism featured in new tourism research report supported by Google alongside companies Airbnb and Grab   The report features the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office as a leading force in an effort to drive sustainable tourism growth in the Asia Pacific region.        BANGKOK, September 25, […]

Inaugural Mekong Mini Movie Festival decides on first round of winners while setting the stage for its final award ceremony in early 2019

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION   Mekong Mini Movie Festival judges selected its first 12 winners for their outstanding work in visually showcasing experiences in member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS).   If you pull open the curtain of this year’s first annual Mekong Minis Movie Festival contest, this is what you will […]

Mekong has its moment

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Mekong Tourism was highlighted alongside AirBnB and Grab in a new research report Data & Digital Platforms: Driving Tourism Growth in Asia Pacific’. The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office’s social media campaign platform MekongMoments.com, featured in research published by PATA and Tourism Economics, an Oxford Economics company, with the support of Google. The Mekong Moments project […]

MTCO receives 2018 PATA Gold Marketing Industry Award for exemplary excellence showcased in its ‘Mekong Moments’ campaign

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION   The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) accepted one of 30 PATA Gold awards during this year’s PATA Travel Mart held in Langkawi, Malaysia on September 14.     BANGKOK, September 19, 2018 – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 18, held in Langkawi, Malaysia on September 14, saw the […]

Mekong Tourism Forum innovates by integrating rural villages as conference venues and stimulating dialogue

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION This year’s Mekong Tourism Forum in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand hosted themed strategy workshops in eight different ethnic villages in an effort to partner with local villagers to maximise tourism opportunities. BANGKOK, August 20, 2018 – The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office has become known for innovative ways of organizing conferences in […]

Mekong Tourism vows to tackle issue of single-use plastic pollution in Greater Mekong Subregion

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Mekong Tourism Stakeholders pledge to reduce single-use plastic in the Greater Mekong Subregion during the Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 held in Nakhon Phanom, Thailand in July. BANGKOK, August 27, 2018 – Amid recent reports of the Mekong River’s massive contribution of plastic waste in the world’s oceans, Mekong Tourism stakeholders […]

Airbnb welcomes 5 million visitors to the Mekong, injects US$1.67bn into local economies

At the inaugural Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 in Nakhon Phanom, Airbnb announced the milestone of 5 million guests in 2017 to the Greater Mekong region, namely Cambodia, China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. This marks a significant 147 percent growth year-over-year. These guests contributed a total of US$1.67 billion in economic activity, benefiting hundreds of thousands of hospitality entrepreneurs and local […]

DASTA brings together key actors in ASEAN to open a dialogue; determined to encourage cooperation between ASEAN Member States

The 1st ASEAN World Heritage Summit was initiated by DASTA with supports from all key players in the field; these include UNESCO, ASEAN representatives, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), Mekong Coordinating Office, Bangkok Airways, PATA (Thailand Chapter), Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB). The summit was held on 2-4 August […]