Laos Covid Taskforce Unveils New Contact Tracing QR Code

The Lao National Taskforce for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has announced that people living in Laos will be required to install the LaoKYC app on their smartphone and check in with a QR Code as part of new contact tracing regulations. The use of the QR code will allow health authorities to monitor the movement […]

Thailand adopts proactive MICE recovery strategy

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, Thailand has ramped up local business events capability, boosted its Thailand 4.0 economic development target focusing on the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) and the latest initiative, reviving international arrivals through Phuket. The number of international MICE travellers dropped by 62.6 per cent in 2020 from 2019, while revenue decline was 68.2 […]

Chinese domestic tourism trips down 50% in 2020: official data

2.8 billion trips have been made by Chinese in 2020, down 52.1 percent from the year in 2019, as China made stable recovery of domestic travel market, according to data released by Ministry of Culture and Tourism on Monday. In 2020, Chinese people’s spending on cultural and tourism activities exceeded 108 billion yuan ($16.71 billion), […]

Bac Giang to increase tourism’s contribution to economy

The northern province of Bac Giang will bring its strengths into full play to make tourism a major economic contributor and welcome about 3-3.5 million tourist arrivals each year by 2025, according to Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Trong Bac. The province plans to attract investment into local tourist sites with more […]

MTCO facilitated to organize the Chairs and Vice-Chairs of MeTAG Expert Group Meeting on July 7, 2021

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During the MeTAG Chairs and Vice-Chairs call on July 7, it was a productive discussion organized by Destination Mekong and facilitated by Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office to exchange valuable ideas and thoughts on best collaboration between the expert groups. . Thank you for all the passion and contribution to your expertise from Chairs and Vice-Chairs […]

MTCO to facilitate the initial call of MeTAG Expert Group of SDGs & Climate Change

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On July 6, the Mekong Tourism Advisory Group (MeTAG) Expert Group on SDGs & Climate Change was recently well established to address one of the most critical issues that need to be taken on serious action. . The call was very productive with enriched discussion facilitated by Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office among MeTAG members who […]

Bokeo-Boten Expressway Project To Link China and Thailand Through Laos

The Lao government has approved the construction of a new expressway that will link Bokeo with Boten. According to a report by Bokeo Newspaper, the Bokeo-Boten Expressway Project is currently undergoing a site study to generate a mock-up design before construction begins. Head of the Design Survey for the Bokeo-Boten Expressway, Mr. Liu Jingwei, reported to the […]

Draft Mondulkiri tourism plan unveiled

Cambodia plans to attract about three million domestic and international tourists annually to the regional verdant biodiverse powerhouse that is Mondulkiri province by 2035. This and many more ambitions were outlined in the draft Mondulkiri Tourism Development Master Plan 2021-2035, drawn up by the National Committee for Tourism Development (NCTD) to promote the province, nestled […]