MTF 2019 to highlight strong connection between tourism and culture

The 2019 edition of the Mekong Tourism Forum, to be held in Dali, Yunnan province of China on May 28-29, will focus on the theme of “Tourism — a driver for cultural heritage preservation and poverty alleviation,” Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office has said. During a media briefing held in Bangkok on Wednesday, the office said […]

MTCO to give updates about 2019 Mekong Tourism program and Mekong Tourism Forum

On May 22, Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office cordially invited certain media and private sectors from the tourism industry in Bangkok to give updates about 2019 Mekong Tourism program as well as briefly explain about the upcoming Mekong Tourism Forum which will be held in Dali on May 28-29. For more information, please visit www.MekongTourismForum.org. Hope to […]

Mekong Tourism Forum heads to Yunnan’s Dali

This year’s edition of the Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF) will be held on May 28 and 29, hosted by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of China (MCT) and the People’s Government of Yunnan Province in collaboration with the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO). The two-day event will be held in Dali, and the heritage […]

Long live the King of Cambodia

Long live the King of Cambodia! In celebration of His Majesty’s 66th birthday, all of us at the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office would like to wish His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni, King of Cambodia, longevity, good health, and strength.

Weekly featured member of the Experience Mekong Collection: Sanon Training Restaurant – Bagan, Myanmar

Weekly featured member of the Experience Mekong Collection: Sanon Training Restaurant – Bagan, Myanmar   Sanon Training Restaurant, enjoy contemporary Burmese cuisine! Enter through the garden where you’ll discover our vocational training restaurant flowing from the inside, out into the lush garden, exposing brick walls with locally inspired sculptures throughout. You’ll experience our tapas-style menu […]

MTCO to give a talk at International College for Sustainability Studies (SWUIC)

Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) Executive director Jens Thraenhart was invited to give a talk at the International College for Sustainability Studies (SWUIC) of Srinakharinwirot University about responsible tourism strategies in the Mekong Region to promote the region as well as showcasing best practices in the region. In the same event, students were presenting on the group project regarding […]

Weekly featured member of the Experience Mekong Collection: Yangshuo Retreat – Guangxi, P.R. China

The Yangshuo Mountain Retreat, (阳朔胜地) is a riverside gem among Yangshuo hotels. The Retreat was originally conceived as a simple ecolodge where expat friends could escape from the chaos of polluted mega-cities. Yangshuo Mountain Retreat is unique among Yangshuo hotels for our commitment to sustainability and empowering the wonderful local people. The traditional double-walled mud brick […]

Dali showcases hidden heritage

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Dali in Yunnan province China will host tourism leaders from neighbouring Mekong Region nations, 28 to 29 May at the annual Mekong Tourism Forum. It’s an opportunity for the undervalued destination to show off its attractions as Yunnan province promotes ancient towns on the legendary Tea Horse Road. Dali is accustomed to playing second fiddle […]