Mekong Tourism Eyes Balanced Recovery with Engagement at the Core

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Mr. Jens Thraenhart, Executive Director of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, cautioned that what makes travel in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) one of a kind is now at risk. This includes travel experiences that define the Mekong Region and small businesses that are unique to the subregion. He was speaking to around 60 travel […]

Buddha Day

Known by various names (Vesak Day, Visak Bochea Day, Visakha Bucha, Waisak Day, and Full Moon Day of Kasong) throughout South-East Asia, today marks as the anniversary of the Birth, the Enlightenment, and the Attainment of Complete Nirvana of Lord Buddha – is one of the most important days in Buddhism. #tourismmekong

MTCO outlines recovery campaign

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Many travel experiences that define the Mekong Region will cease to exist, small businesses will struggle, and not all will survive, the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office executive director, Jens Thraenhart, told an online gathering of tourism experts on Tuesday. He was chairing the first Virtual Mekong Tourism Advisory Group Meeting that drew an online audience […]

Hunt is on for Mekong Heroes

The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) has launched the Mekong Heroes, an initiative operated by the public-private partnership framework Destination Mekong, to honour individuals who have made a difference in promoting and developing sustainable and responsible tourism in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). The MTCO is seeking nominations from anybody active in the travel and […]

Search for Mekong Heroes begins

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The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) is introducing ‘Mekong Heroes’, an initiative operated by Destination Mekong a public-private partnership on behalf of the tourism office. Travel executives around the region are invited to nominate “passionate and innovative individuals” who are worthy of being honoured and named Mekong Tourism Heroes. The new initiative will identify individuals […]

MTCO is introducing Mekong Heroes

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Seeking nominations of inspiring, dedicated and innovative leaders in travel and tourism in the Greater Mekong Subregion Bangkok, April 15, 2020:  Achieving a prosperous and sustainable tourism industry relies on committed leaders with vision and determination. The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) is introducing the Mekong Heroes, an initiative operated by the public-private partnership framework Destination […]

Happy New Year to our GMS friends!

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We wish our friends in Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Yunnan “Happy New Year”! Stay at home so you can #TravelTomorrow. Remember, cherish, and share your past #MekongMemories.

Mekong Tourism Advisory Group (MeTAG) Announced

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Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) announces the 2020/2021 Mekong Tourism Advisory Group (MeTAG) The Mekong Tourism Advisory Group (MeTAG) is a prestigious voluntary group, appointed by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), to assist in giving valuable advise, specific to the programs, implemented by the public private sector framework, Destination Mekong, and overseen by the […]

MTF dates move again

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The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office confirmed on Saturday it was moving the annual Mekong Tourism Forum dates to 25 to 26 August 2020. Myanmar will host the forum this year in Bagan essentially to promote its status as a UNESCO World Heritage site a designation that was awarded in July 2019. The MTCO executive director, […]

On Responsible Tourism Marketing and Sustainable Destination Development in the Mekong Region

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How to develop tourism in a way which creates livelihoods, fosters economic growth and alleviates poverty? Jens Thraenhart, CEO of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), tells us in this episode of our series of interviews with world’s leading sustainable tourism champions and changemakers. Jens illustrates how he works with the tourism ministries of countries included in the […]