Finalists for the 2021 Experience Mekong Showcases announced

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION   Finalists for the 2021 Experience Mekong Showcases announced Public Voting is open to support small responsible businesses during these challenging times       Bangkok, July 27th, 2021:  The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office is announcing the 15 Finalists of the Experience Mekong Showcases 2021 from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand […]

New world, new roles of engagement

With every crisis comes change, and many predict that the reboot of sorts for the world and the travel industry would swing the pendulum towards a more eco-friendly and sustainable form of tourism. Hoping for a real mindset and behaviour change in the travel industry is Hamish Keith, CEO at Exo Travel. “We hope that […]

MTCO co-organized the Experience Mekong Stories webinar on July 14, 2021

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On July 14, the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office co-organized the Experience Mekong Stories, a series of webinars under the Mekong Stories initiative, in partnership with ASSET-H&C and Destination Mekong showcase inspiring stories from Experience Mekong Collections Members coping with challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the session, there were several fruitful stories from our panellists […]

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 […]

TAT promotes low-carbon tourism

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently signed a MoU with the Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organisation (TGO) and the Thai Ecotourism and Adventure Travel Association (TEATA) to promote low-carbon tourism and implementation of climate action for sustainability. Under the partnership, TAT will be prominently involved in technical workshops with the TGO and TEATA to […]

Green growth planning set for tourism sector

The Prime Minister has approved a task on planning the tourism system for 2021 – 2030 with a vision to 2045, which aims at a sustainable development toward green growth, harmony between tourism development and conservation; environmental protection; climate change adaptation; and ensuring national defence-security. The task will set goals to clarify growth orientations for national tourism sites and areas with tourism […]

Vietnamese tourists increasingly favour sustainable tourism

Vietnamese tourists have expressed their wish to choose ecotourism (59% of participants), limit single-use plastic on flights/at lodges (57%) and encourage financial rewards for accommodation facilities that maximise energy efficiency (40%) towards more sustainable tourism in the post-COVID-19 period. This is part of the results of a survey on Sustainable Tourism Trends just released by […]

How is pandemic-related consumer behaviour impacting travel?

As travel companies eye industry recovery, they are also watching what consumer behaviours, triggered by the pandemic, might stick around in longer term. Market research company Euromonitor recently published its Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2021, which provides some clues for the travel industry. The report is a general overview of how consumer behaviour is evolving but […]

Mekong Tourism Stakeholder Engagement trip to Chiang Mai on March 23-27, 2021

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On March 23-27, 2021, Mekong Tourism is visiting travel businesses, partners, and friends in Chiang Mai as a part of a stakeholder engagement trip, including Experience Mekong Collection members. We met and had several fantastic meetings for casual to discuss Mekong Tourism collaboration and the Experience Mekong Collection program on how MTCO can further support […]

Lao Government and Handicraft Stakeholders Pledge to Protect Traditional Designs of Laos

Representatives from the Lao government, Lao Handicrafts Association, and cultural heritage stakeholders met on Friday to discuss models for legal action in the protection of Laos’s traditional designs. The meeting on “Protecting Cultural Intellectual Property Rights in Laos: A Way Forward” was organized by the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre (TAEC) and the Lao Handicrafts […]