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July 7, 2020

Finalists for the 2020 Experience Mekong Showcases announced
BANGKOK, July 7, 2020 – The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office is announcing the 18 Finalists of the Experience Mekong Showcases 2020. 4,200 eligible votes determined three Experience Mekong Collection members from each of the six member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion for the next round of voting for this prestigious recognition. Now open for public vote until August 15th, the six Experience Mekong Showcases will be announced on August 25th, at the 2020 Destination Mekong SummitRead More

Jens Thraenhart

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May 30, 2020

Mekong Tourism Forum postponed to February 15-16, 2021
BANGKOK, May 26, 2020 – The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) announced on Saturday, May 30th during a webinar hosted by the Myanmar Tourism Marketing Association that the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism of Myanmar decided to move the annual Mekong Tourism Forum dates to February 15-16, 2021 from August 25-26, 2020, amid the current COVID-19 pandemicRead More

May 26, 2020

Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office and Mekong Institute partner on new Mekong COVID-19 Innovations Crowdsourcing Initiative
BANGKOK, May 26, 2020 – Covid-19 is a terrible shock to the global economy as well as the thousands of individuals and families it has affected. Companies in the immediate term need to ensure that the health and safety of its workers, partners and suppliers come first. The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), Destination Mekong, and the Mekong Institute (MI) have partnered on a new initiative to encourage anybody to crowdsource newly spotted innovations reacting to the current Covid-19 pandemic in the Greater Mekong Subregion (Yunnan and Guangxi in PR China, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam). Innovations may come from the government, large companies, small businesses, startups, individuals, or partnerships... Read More

May 20, 2020

Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST) open 2020 call for applications in travel technology and social impact categories
BANGKOK, May 20, 2020 – The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) (www.MekongTourism.org) as the secretariat of the Tourism Working Group of the six national tourism organizations of the Greater Mekong Subregion, and Destination Mekong (www.DestinationMekong.com), the public-private collaboration framework of the Lancang-Mekong Region, formally opens the call for application of the 2020 Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST) program (www.MIST.asia).  Travel startups in the two categories, travel technology ventures and social impact ventures from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. For the first time, MIST also welcomes startups headquartered in the Yunnan Province and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region in PR China... Read More

May 1, 2020

Shortlist for the 2020 Experience Mekong Showcases announced
BANGKOK, May 1, 2020 – Created three years ago in September 2017 to both recognize and encourage sustainable and responsible tourism development, 60 Experience Mekong Collection (EMC) member businesses have been shortlisted – ten from each of the six GMS member countries – to determine the final six businesses to be recognized for the third annual Experience Mekong Showcases, announced in Q3 of 2020 ... Read More

September 30, 2019

The 2019 Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism Finalists Announced
BANGKOK, September 30, 2019 – The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office today announced that 10 innovative startups from across the Mekong Region will compete in the Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST) competition on 9 October 2019. This year, MIST will be held in Bangkok together with the new Travel Startups Asia Forum ... Read More
April 25, 2019
The 2019 Mekong Tourism Forum on May 28-29 innovates with new inclusive concept in ancient heritage town
BANGKOK, April 25, 2019 – The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office has become known for its innovative ways of organizing sustainable, inclusive, and environmentally friendly conferences. Hosted by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of P.R. China (MCT) and the People’s Government of Yunnan Province in collaboration with the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office
March 20, 2019
Mekong Tourism to launch second annual Mekong Mini Movie Festival at Asian Tourism Forum 19 in Ha Long, Vietnam.
The 2019 Mekong Tourism Forum at ITB Berlin ([email protected]) will feature a partnered showcase between Mekong Tourism and PATA regarding this year’s elected theme of ‘Leveraging Visual Storytelling to Promote Destinations and Effect Change’
March 6, 2019
In partnership with PATA, the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office will hold its annual Mekong Tourism Forum at ITB Berlin for the third consecutive year.
The 2019 Mekong Tourism Forum at ITB Berlin ([email protected]) will feature a partnered showcase between Mekong Tourism and PATA regarding this year’s elected theme of ‘Leveraging Visual Storytelling to Promote Destinations and Effect Change’
December 21, 2018
Mekong Tourism launches new visual storytelling campaign ‘Mekong From Above’ to showcase the best aerial photos and videos in the Southeast Asian Subregion.
BANGKOK, December 21, 2018 – The “Mekong From Above” aerial photo and video contest, the first of its kind in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), provides an opportunity for amateur and professional photographers to compete by capturing aerial photos and videos of the amazing landscapes, astonishing heritage, and numerous rich traditions of the region….ReadMore
December 18, 2018
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.
BANGKOK, December 18, 2018 – The MTCO is calling bloggers, videographers, travel enthusiasts, and the public at large to vote for their favourite Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) destination videos at www.mekongminis.com to afford short-listed participants a chance to win trips in the region and hotel stays worth up to $16,000 USD ..Read More
November 20, 2018
Latest UNWTO Report Heralds Mekong Tourism Forum as an Inclusive Tourism Global Best Practice.
BANGKOK, November 20, 2018 – A new United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) report praises Mekong Tourism’s 2017 Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF) as a global best practice in inclusive tourism..Read More
November 15, 2018
HSMAI to Honour Mekong Tourism with Gold Adrian Award for Outstanding Travel Marketing Excellence in 2018 ‘Mekong Mini’s’ Festival Campaign.
BANGKOK, November 15, 2018 – The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) will honour the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) with a Gold Adrian Award for digital marketing excellence displayed in its 2018 Mekong Mini Movie Festival, a social media campaign that has earned a global reach of over 7 million people to date
October 19, 2018
Vietnamese Startup Ecohost Takes Second Prize in
Regional Travel Startup Competition.
SINGAPORE (October 19, 2018)Vietnamese startup travel company Ecohost beat out 110 competitors to take second prize in the 2018 Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST) challenge...Read More
October 19, 2018
BambooLao Wins Regional Travel Startup Competition.
SINGAPORE (October 19, 2018) – BambooLao from Luang Prabang, Lao PDR beat 111 entrants from across Southeast Asia to take top prize in the 2018 Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST) challenge..Read More
October 18, 2018
Mekong Tourism selects responsible tourism leaders for its 3rd annual Experience Mekong Collection Showcase.
BANGKOK, October 18, 2018 – Created two years ago to both recognize and encourage sustainable and respsible tourism development, Mekong Tourism initiative the Experience Mekong Collection (EMC) Showcase has tilted its spotlight on six new organisations for the third annual showcase release…Read More
October 18, 2018
Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office prepares for 2nd annual Experience Mekong Collection Showcase.
BANGKOK, October 18, 2018 – The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) is inviting the public to nominate their favourite Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) small businesses on www.experiencemekong.org to determine next year’s 2019 Experience Mekong Collection Showcase. The nomination deadline is December 1, 2018...Read More
October 17, 2018
Mekong Tourism partners with TAT to feature nine new travel corridors on travel inspirational platform Mekong Moments.
BANGKOK, October 17, 2018 – Through collaborative efforts from the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT), nine new travel corridors have been added to social commerce web platform Mekong Moments in an effort to help promote some of Thailand’s hidden treasures within the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS)...Read More
September 18, 2018
Inaugural Mekong Mini Movie Festival decides on first round of winners while setting the stage for its final award ceremony in early 2019.
BANGKOK, September 18, 2018 – If you pull open the curtain of this year’s first annual Mekong Minis Movie Festival contest, this is what you will see – a collection of 60-second-long doses of euphoria, and while 12 submissions have already been bestowed reward, Mekong Tourism judges will select another set of winners to round off the year-long contest in early 2019..Read More
September 18, 2018
MTCO receives 2018 PATA Gold Marketing Industry Award for exemplary excellence showcased in its ‘Mekong Moments’ campaign.
BANGKOK, September 18, 2018 – The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Travel Mart 18, held in Langkawi, Malaysia on September 14, saw the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) receive reward for its exemplary work in tourism industry marketing for the Pacific Asia region..Read More
September 24, 2018
Mekong Tourism featured in new tourism research report supported by Google alongside companies Airbnb and Grab.
BANGKOK, September 24, 2018 – Amid showcasing its social inspirational campaign platform mekongmoments.com, the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) has been featured as a driving force for tourism growth in the Asia Pacific region in a Google supported report published by the Pacific Asia Tourism Association (PATA) and Oxford Economics company Tourism Economics...Read More
August 27, 2018
Mekong Tourism vows to tackle issue
of single-use plastic pollution in Greater Mekong Subregion

BANGKOK, August 27, 2018 – Amid recent reports of the Mekong River’s massive contribution of plastic waste in the world’s oceans, Mekong Tourism stakeholders hammered down on a commitment to significantly reduce the river-bound waste in the short term at this year’s Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF)..Read More
August 20, 2018
Mekong Tourism Forum innovates by integrating rural villages
as conference venues and stimulating dialogue.
BANGKOK, August 20, 2018 – The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office has become known for innovative ways of organizing conferences in sustainable, inclusive, and environmentally friendly ways..Read More
April 25, 2019

The 2019 Mekong Tourism Forum on May 28-29 innovates with new inclusive concept in ancient heritage town

 

BANGKOK, April 25, 2019 – The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office has become known for its innovative ways of organizing sustainable, inclusive, and environmentally friendly conferences. Hosted by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of P.R. China (MCT) and the People’s Government of Yunnan Province in collaboration with the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office… Read More

Jens Thraenhart

[email protected]

 

April 25, 2019

The 2019 Mekong Tourism Forum on May 28-29 innovates with new inclusive concept in ancient heritage town

 

BANGKOK, April 25, 2019 – The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office has become known for its innovative ways of organizing sustainable, inclusive, and environmentally friendly conferences. Hosted by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of P.R. China (MCT) and the People’s Government of Yunnan Province in collaboration with the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office… Read More

Jens Thraenhart

[email protected]

 

April 25, 2019
The 2019 Mekong Tourism Forum on May 28-29 innovates with new inclusive concept in ancient heritage town
BANGKOK, April 25, 2019 – The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office has become known for its innovative ways of organizing sustainable, inclusive, and environmentally friendly conferences. Hosted by the Ministry of Culture & Tourism of P.R. China (MCT) and the People’s Government of Yunnan Province in collaboration with the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office
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