MTCO-UNWTO Global Report

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION   Latest UNWTO Report Heralds Mekong Tourism Forum as an Inclusive Tourism Global Best Practice The UNWTO report highlights the MTCO’s 2017 Mekong Tourism Forum in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR as a possible model for inclusive tourism across other destinations. BANGKOK, November 20, 2018 – A new United Nations World […]

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PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION   HSMAI to Honour Mekong Tourism with Gold Adrian Award for Outstanding Travel Marketing Excellence in 2018 ‘Mekong Mini’s’ Festival Campaign   The Mekong Mini Movie Festival campaign has been recognised with the prestigious HSMAI Gold Adrian Award, one of the world’s most respected awards in the travel, tourism and […]

Mekong Tourism launches public voting for 1st Mekong Mini Movie Festival

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION     Mekong Tourism launches public voting for the first annual Mekong Mini Movie Festival ahead of its launch of the Mekong Minis at ATF 19 in Ha Long, Vietnam   With the public contest already underway, the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office is calling for public votes ahead of announcing […]

‘Mekong From Above’

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Mekong Tourism launches new visual storytelling campaign ‘Mekong From Above’ to showcase the best aerial photos and videos in the Southeast Asian Subregion   Mekong From Above invites the public to capture and post their best aerial photos and videos from the six-member nation regions to showcase the beautiful life […]

2019 Experience Mekong Collection Showcase.

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION     Mekong Tourism selects responsible tourism leaders for its 3rd annual Experience Mekong Collection Showcase 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. globally recognized competition. […]

Mekong Mini Movie Festival in Ha Long, Vietnam

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION     Mekong Tourism to launch second annual Mekong Mini Movie Festival at Asian Tourism Forum 19 in Ha Long, Vietnam   In addition to announcing the grand prize winners of the first annual Mekong Mini Movie Festival, the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) will officially call for public participation […]

The 2019 Mekong Tourism Forum at ITB Berlin (MTF@ITB)

 PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION     In partnership with PATA, the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office will hold its annual Mekong Tourism Forum at ITB Berlin for the third consecutive year   Produced by Destination Mekong, the third Mekong Tourism Forum at ITB Berlin is organized by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) in partnership […]

Thale Noi & Koh Ngai – Birdwatching & Beaches without the Crowds

Proudly contributed by Paul Eshoo

Thailand is known for its world-class national parks and beaches. Unfortunately, their popularity has made the visitor experience less intimate and increasingly more dangerous to sustaining nature’s beauty. My recent visit to Thale Noi Non-Hunting Area (Bird Sanctuary) and Koh Ngai Island in Southern Thailand’s Phatthalung and Krabi Provinces (via Trang) reminded me of just […]

Happy Chinese New Year 2018

Xīn nián kuài lè (New Year happiness) and Gōng xǐ fā cái (Happiness and prosperity)! We wish all our friends, partners, and stakeholders a Happy Year of the Dog!   Your team at Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office and Destination Mekong.  

Can emerging destinations really handle big events?

Destination Case Study on the 2017 Mekong Tourism Forum in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR By Gerardine Donough-Tan  The exotic allure of emerging markets such as Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos continue to woo event planners, but often the question remains: Can these destinations, especially small towns that have never hosted big events, rise to the challenge? […]