Are you a consultant, subject matter expert, industry journalist or blogger, or travel & tourism practitioner writing and publishing articles relevant to Mekong Tourism? Apply to become an “Official Mekong Tourism Expert” by submitting the form below.

While the main focus for our Mekong Tourism Experts will be business-, trade- or policy-related content, we also welcome contributions from anyone with a passion for storytelling—writing, photography, videography—who wishes to share their unique and unusual travel experiences in the GMS; especially multi-destination Mekong journeys and experiences linked to social, cultural, or environmental causes in the region. These are the stories that inspire not only travellers but also stakeholders in the travel & tourism industry! Prolific and popular story contributors will be eligible to join our “Official Mekong Tourism Storyteller” program.

Note:

> If you are a travel and tourism organisation, operating in the Greater Mekong Subregion, please add press<at>mekongtourism.org to your media list, and we are happy to post relevant press releases on MekongTourism.org. Please also fill out our Tourism Industry Database form at: http://www.tourismmekong.org/index.php/travel-industry-contact-form/

> If you are media – from bloggers to professional journalists, travel trade to consumer travel – please fill out our Media Accreditation Form at: http://www.mekongtourism.org/news-media/media-accreditation/ , and contact us at media<at>mekongtourism.org.

> If your organisation has been contributing to MTCO programs and initiatives on a regular basis, please apply to become an Official Partner Organization of Mekong Tourism by filling out the Partner Organisation Application Form. Contributions include but is not exclusive to: sponsorships, content contributions, collaboration of projects, media partners, etc.  Note:  Our Partner Organisations list is NOT a directory of travel and tourism firms operating in the Mekong Region. It is a list of organisations that proactively assist Mekong Tourism in its mission and objectives.

Terms & Conditions & Benefits:

> The applicant is hereinafter referred to as “Author” and “Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office – MTCO” is hereinafter referred to as “Publisher”. The Author hereby grants the Publisher a non-exclusive, perpetual, royalty-free, worldwide right and license, with rights to sublicense, to distribute, publicly perform and publicly display in any form or medium (electronic or print), reproduce, modify and make derivative works of the Work. Author acknowledges that the rights granted to Publisher include the right to publish the Work on any of the websites within the Publisher’s network of websites, as well as any future publications associated with Publisher, which includes its content syndication partners.

>  The Author represents and warrants that: (a) Author is the sole author of the Work and that Author has all necessary rights to grant the rights to Publisher granted herein, (b) the Work is original and does not infringe any third party’s rights, including any intellectual property rights or right of publicity or privacy, and (c) the Work does not contain any false or defamatory material. Author shall indemnify and hold Publisher harmless from and against any and all claims, losses, costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys’ fees, which Publisher may incur as a result of claims made by third parties arising from a breach by Author of this Section 4. Content not owned by Author is credited and sourced appropriately.

> Content that is considered sensitive in nature, or otherwise inappropriate, for our stakeholders and audience will not be published. The Publisher retains the right to reject any content for any reason.

> The Publisher is not responsible for the accuracy for submitted content, however reserves the right to edit content if deemed appropriate.

> The Author understands that the title “Official Mekong Tourism Expert” is contingent on the Publisher determining that the Author is an expert.

> The Author understands that to maintain “Official Mekong Tourism Expert” status the Author must submit a publishable piece on a reasonably regular basis. Submitted pieces that are deemed not publishable, will not be counted towards submissions.

> The Author understands that to be eligible for “Official Mekong Travel Storyteller” status content must be accepted and published by the Publisher on reasonably regular basis.

For more information and application, please visit https://www.mekongtourism.org/contributors/

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