Shortlist for the 2021 Experience Mekong Showcases announced

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION     Shortlist for the 2021 Experience Mekong Showcases announced Public voting open to support small responsible businesses during these challenging times   Bangkok, February 18, 2021:  Created four years ago in September 2017 to both recognize and encourage sustainable and responsible tourism development, 72 Experience Mekong Collection (EMC) member […]

Nominations for 2021 Mekong Hero open

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION   Nominations for 2021 Mekong Hero open Former Ministers of Tourism from Thailand and Myanmar to co-chair Selection Committee Bangkok, February 8, 2021:  The  ‘Mekong Heroes’ program (www.MekongHeroes.com), which was launched in 2020, initiated by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) and Destination Mekong, to celebrate passionate individuals in Mekong […]

Mekong Tourism Forum postponed to September 2021

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION MEKONG TOURISM FORUM   Mekong Tourism Forum postponed to September 2021 Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office and Myanmar Ministry of Hotels and Tourism decide to postpone the regional flagship tourism conference to end of 2021 amid the COVID-19 pandemic Bangkok – January 5, 2021: The member governments of the Greater Mekong […]

Pandemic accelerates Mekong’s sustainable tourism development

The Mekong Tourism Advisory Group (MeTAG), which was established three years ago by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) to connect public and private sectors across the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) to drive sustainable and responsible travel, is seeing its work accelerated by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Jens Thraenhart, MTCO executive director, told TTG Asia: “MeTAG […]

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 […]

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: […]