Tourism: Respond, Restart and Recover

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On June 24, the third Policy Actions for COVID-19 Economic Recovery (PACER) Dialogues on “Tourism: Respond, Restart and Recover” featured global good practice examples of effective tourism crisis recovery policies. Over 130 participants including 63 government officials from Southeast Asia and the People’s Republic of China participated in the Dialogue, sharing knowledge and country experiences […]

TAT- UNDP team up to strengthen sustainable tourism in Thailand

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) teams up with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to develop a long-term sustainable tourism strategy. The move will pave the way for the Thai tourism industry to align with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the post-COVID-19 crisis context and make sustainable, inclusive and community-based tourism the “new […]

MTCO lists SMEs that need donations to survive

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To support small travel enterprises during the current Covid-19 crisis, the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office has set up a “Support Experience Mekong Collection members” page on its website. The page identifies small businesses struggling to survive the crisis due to financial strain and lost revenues that need urgently to tap emergency financial support. It lists […]

The Mekong Region honours innovative SMEs

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Now in its third-year, Experience Mekong Showcase has shortlisted 60 Experience Mekong Collection member businesses for recognition. Ten enterprises from each of the six Greater Mekong Sub-region* countries are now in the running for six top places (one from each GMS country) that recognise small, responsible and sustainable travel businesses. Endorsed by members of the […]

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 […]

Sustainable development a key trend for tourism

The recently-issued strategy for Vietnam’s tourism development to 2030 is expected to be a driving force for the industry in weathering the storm posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Cong Thuong (Industry & Trade) newspaper. Approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the strategy aims to develop tourism into a spearhead economic sector with sustainable […]

Staying ready to receive tourists in Myanmar post COVID-19

Contributed by International Trade Centre Small businesses associated with tourism in southern Shan state are preparing to receive guests soon. Find out how they are catching up on the latest. For more than a month now, tourists are nowhere to be seen, severely affecting everyone dependent on tourism in southern Shan state of Myanmar. In […]

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 […]