2nd Destination Mekong Summit on October 21-22, 2021

  The 2nd Destination Mekong Summit features a unique concept, focusing on social enterprises from our Experience Mekong Collection and thematic experts from our Mekong Tourism Advisory Group make this year’s edition a truly local experience. Travel virtually through the member countries of the Mekong Region and get inspired by passionate entrepreneurs and recognized experts […]

UNWTO and Netflix partner on screen tourism push

UNWTO and Netflix have partnered on the publication of a report which looks at the role of film and series as drivers for tourism and cultural affinity. The Global Report on Cultural Affinity and Screen Tourism explores the growing affection one has towards a particular country or culture displayed on the screen. The findings of […]

Vietnam strives to become an attractive eco-tourism destination

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the world’s tourism industry to a complete halt, including ecotourism activities. However, the fact that protected areas are not open to tourists during this time also creates conditions for the natural ecosystem to recover faster, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) Ha Van Sieu has said. Speaking at a […]

MTCO to facilitate the organisation of Destination Mekong Food & Agro-Tourism Expert Group Webinar on September 21, 2021

Great discussion with amazing panellists on Destination Mekong Food & Agro-Tourism Expert Group webinar today (September 21, 2021) on the theme “An Appetite for Travel – The Crucial Role of Food Tourism in the Recovery of The Tourism Industry” organised by Destination Mekong and facilitated by Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office. . Very insightful aspects on […]

Asian elephant tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals: the potential is huge.

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Wildlife tourism is one of the leading sectors of the tourism industry. Participation is possible for any age or ability, with memories forged and rarely forgotten. From an industry perspective, ensuring the tourism product places no harm on a species or the environment is critical. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 15 aims to protect […]

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 […]


  DESTINATION MEKONG – SUSTAINABLE TRAVEL & TOURISM RECOVERY WITH CHILD PROTECTION IN FOCUS LAUNCH of THE CODE VOLUNTOURISM POLICY   When: 24 August Time: 3.00 – 4.30 pm (Bangkok time)   As part of sustainable and responsible travel and tourism development, the industry must ensure that only responsible and safe forms of voluntourism are undertaken. […]

Sunscreen banned in Thai national parks. Violators face THB 100,000 fine

To protect its coral reefs, Thailand on Tuesday enacted a law prohibiting the use of sunscreens in all national parks. Those who violate the law will face a fine of up to THB100,000 (US$3,022), according to the details published last night in the Royal Gazette. The law was passed due to a link between coral […]

Seven provinces targeted for eco-tourism sustainability

The government has set up an inter-ministerial working group to pick seven provinces where work will be done on landscape sustainability projects to increase eco-tourism in Cambodia. The Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Rural Development are among those teaming up to improve infrastructure and sustainable development in Kampong Speu, Koh Kong, Kampong Chhnang, […]