How to Be a Green Traveler

You may live a sustainable lifestyle at home, but what about while on vacation? Here are some practical steps you can take to limit your impact on the environment. Even if you strive for a sustainable lifestyle at home, it may be tempting to avoid thinking about the impact your travels could have on the […]

Five Sustainability Trends to Watch in 2019

Ever get the feeling that forest fires, record-defying storms, and heavy droughts are more common than they used to be? Or that images of whales, fish, turtles and birds with stomachs full of plastic weren’t such a familiar sight at one point in time? The effects of global warming and unsustainable living are catching up with […]

169 million plastic bags unused at 7-eleven stores in two months

More than 169 million plastic bags have been left unused at Thailand’s 7-eleven stores in the past two months – more than 33 million baht value alone but also a huge amount of single-use plastic not making its way into the environment. CP All Public Company, the sole operator of 7-Eleven convenience stores in Thailand, […]

10 of the best sustainable hotels in south-east Asia

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In Thailand, Vietnam and across Asia, these eco-lodges and hotels are recycling, composting and reclaiming to reduce their impact on the environment. The Yard Hostel, Bangkok, Thailand Yes, some of the structures are made from recycled shipping containers. And yes, recycled paper is used as insulation to keep the buildings cool. Inverter air conditioners and […]

Weekly featured member of the Experience Mekong Collection: Longji Rice Terrace, Guilin – Guangxi, PR China (Experience Mekong Collection Showcases 2018)

Weekly featured member of the Experience Mekong Collection: Longji Rice Terrace, Guilin – Guangxi, PR China (Experience Mekong Collection Showcases 2018) The Longji Rice Terraces are located on the mountainside of Longsheng County, with 105 kilometres north to the Guilin City, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region to the southern part of the People’s Republic of China. The Longji […]

MTCO spotlights six lead experiences

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Launched in 2018 to recognise sustainable and responsible tourism development, the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office’s initiative Experience Mekong Collection is focusing on six new organisations for its second edition. By choosing just one organisation from each Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) country, MTCO has selected “best practice” tourism organisations in six themed categories. They are identified […]

Weekly featured member of the Experience Mekong Collection: Phare, The Cambodian Circus (Experience Mekong Collection Showcases 2018)

Weekly featured member of the Experience Mekong Collection: Phare, The Cambodian Circus (Experience Mekong Collection Showcases 2018) Phare, The Cambodian Circus (or Phare Circus) is one of the most innovative, energetic, and amazing performance shows in Cambodia. The 330-person circus was established in 2013 and is an authentic, top-rated, and professional evening show that takes place under […]

Thai tourism organisations step up war on plastic

The Thai Hotels Association (THA) is joining the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in its ongoing effort aimed at reducing the use of plastic. Various campaigns will encourage hotels, both THA members and independent Thai hotels, to reduce single-use plastic plus motivate tour companies, travel agencies and online travel agencies to support participating hotels that are […]

Mekong Tourism selects responsible tourism leaders for its 2nd annual Experience Mekong Collection Showcase

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION After collecting public nominations for responsible and sustainable travel experiences in the Greater Mekong Subregion, the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office has announced its selectees for the 2019 Experience Mekong Collection Showcase. BANGKOK, January 16, 2019 – Created two years ago to both recognize and encourage sustainable and responsible tourism development, […]