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ADB Hackathon Seeks Pitches for Digital Solutions to Spur Travel

December 23, 2020

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is seeking pitches for a hackathon on the best digital solutions that can kick-start travel in Southeast Asia in the wake of the coronavirus disease…

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TAT promotes “Single Journey’ routes encouraging single Thais to travel domestically

December 16, 2020

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) together with Thai Smile Airways, leading online travel and lifestyle platform Drive Digital, and application Tinder have launched a collection of new ‘Single Journey’…

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Khiri Travel To Go Carbon Neutral From January 2021

December 15, 2020

Khiri introduces comprehensive offsetting program with ClimateCare and new low emissions ‘slow travel’ holiday options Asian DMC Khiri Travel is on its way to becoming fully carbon neutral. As part of its…

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How Marriott International is leading the way in sustainable hospitality

December 15, 2020

Tired of all the industry lip service to sustainability, Anne Lim-Chaplain travels all the way to Bangkok to check out Marriott International’s hotels, which are truly making a difference. “I’m…

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Mekong Tourism & SUNx Malta Announce Scholarships for Climate Friendly Travel

September 22, 2020

Supporting Students & Professionals From The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries – Cambodia, the People’s Republic of China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. Bangkok, September 22, 2020: Thanks…

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Winners of the 2020 Experience Mekong Showcases announced

August 31, 2020

Bangkok, August 28, 2020:  The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office announced the 6 Winners of the 2020 Experience Mekong Showcases. From 60 shortlisted businesses of the over 350 Experience Mekong Collection…

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First Mekong Hero announced at Destination Mekong Summit

August 31, 2020

Founder of Thailand Community-based Tourism Institute honored Bangkok, July 7, 2020:  The  ‘Mekong Heroes’ is a new program, initiated by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) and Destination Mekong, to…

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Virtual Destination Mekong Summit to offer recommendations and insights for travel businesses during COVID-19 to prepare for a balanced tourism recovery

August 4, 2020

The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office is hosting a half-day Virtual Destination Mekong Summit, organized by public-private partnership Destination Mekong, with sponsorship of UNWTO Affiliate Member Chameleon Strategies, under the theme…

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Thailand DMCs Unite to Create Uniform Health & Safety Standards Ahead of Tourism Restart

July 16, 2020

As the world has seen the almost complete halt of travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the DMC community in Thailand has been hard at work formulating and implementing standards…

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THE 4TH INFO-GRAPH OF THE COVID-19 TRAVEL SITUATION IN THE MEKONG REGION AS OF JULY 13, 2020

July 13, 2020

The 4th Info-graph of the COVID-19 Travel Situation in the Mekong Region as of July 13, 2020, giving a brief summary of travel restrictions in Cambodia, PR China, Lao PDR,…