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Destination Mekong Takes a Step Further with its New Executive Board

6 July 2023, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Destination Mekong held its second Annual General Meeting and announced the composition of its new executive board of directors. Destination Mekong (DM), a membership-based destination management and marketing organisation championing the Mekong region, had its second Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 4 July 2023.

PARTNER UPDATES

Siem Reap Tourism Club Update

The Siem Reap Tourism Club (STC) has launched several new initiatives aimed at promoting tourism and supporting the local community in the area. The STC...

A Community-Building Trade Fair

KINGDOM TALENT FESTIVAL – 20-21st of May This trade fair features talent from a wide range of Khmer professionals — from the medical field to...

UPCOMING EVENTS

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INSPIRING STORIES FROM THE INDUSTRY

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…PAA VANHTHONG

Paa Vanhthong is on a mission! A nod to someone, a word to another one, she keeps going! The cotton is not going to wash itself… Ankles deep in the river, she picks a flat rounded rock to try to get rid of the indigo stains on her hands. She

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Publications to note

STEPS IMPACT REPORT 2022

Poverty, stigma and discrimination intersect to create barriers for people with disabilities to gain equal access to education. A lack of education prevents access to decent work, which, coupled with weak enforcement of laws, poorly designed policies and widespread discrimination, creates a multitude of barriers for people with disabilities to enter into the workforce. For example, the Persons with Disabilities Quality of Life Promotion Act BE 2550 requires companies and organisations to hire one person with a disability for every 100 people, however 98.2% of companies opt to instead pay the fine, resulting in 2 billion baht per year being

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CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE REGION

Our Programs

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The “Experience Mekong Collection” showcases small, responsible, and sustainable travel businesses in the Lancang-Mekong Region.

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Every year, six members of the Experience Mekong Collection (EMC) are recognized as Experience Mekong Showcases – one of each country and category showcasing sustainable and inclusive travel in the Lancang-Mekong Region and inspire travelers and businesses.

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Mekong Heores are individuals who have made a significant contribution to developing tourism sustainability in the Lancang-Mekong Region. These individual might come from any background – They have in common their vision, commitment, dedication, and passion for the Region.

MIST: Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism 2019.

The Mekong Innovations in Sustainable Tourism (MIST) is a program launched by the Asian Development Bank and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, operated by Destination Mekong. It is the Lancang-Mekong Region’s first travel innovation program.

Mekong Moments is a globally unique and pioneering visual consumer marketing campaign and travel inspirational platform that collaboratively promotes the LMR as a single tourism destination and drives direct business to individual businesses through social commerce.

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The Mekong Mini Movie Festival is a unique social media campaign that celebrates the many faces and experiences of the Lancang-Mekong Region and promotes the region as a single tourism destination.

Our Purpose

Our purpose is to promote sustainable tourism ecosystems creating value for the Mekong region together with our members and partners.

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