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Elephant Conservation Center

As a social business, Soksabike aims to provide tourists with the chance to experience the authentic Cambodia and to promote a direct tourist spending to the local entrepreneurs.

ECO Guide for Hospitality Businesses & Schools

As ASEAN pursues greater regional integration and the development of a single economic community, advancements in the region’s aviation industry are essential to boost economic connectivity and tourism. Half the…

Capitalization Journal

As ASEAN pursues greater regional integration and the development of a single economic community, advancements in the region’s aviation industry are essential to boost economic connectivity and tourism. Half the…

Valued Paid Recognized

As ASEAN pursues greater regional integration and the development of a single economic community, advancements in the region’s aviation industry are essential to boost economic connectivity and tourism. Half the…

Destination Mekong Opens the Call for Nominations to…

17 February 2022, Phnom Penh, Cambodia After commencing operations, Destination Mekong welcomes nominations to its new Executive Board of Directors.  Destination Mekong, the private-sector-led regional tourism board, aimed at championing…

Streets International

As a social business, Soksabike aims to provide tourists with the chance to experience the authentic Cambodia and to promote a direct tourist spending to the local entrepreneurs.

Second Mekong Hero Celebrated at 2021 Destination Mekong…

During its second Summit on 21-22 October, Destination Mekong proudly honored late Srey Bandaul, co-founder of Phare Ponleu Selpak in Cambodia, as its second Mekong Hero.

Destination Mekong aligns with other tourism leaders to…

18 November 2021, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Destination Mekong became a proud signatory of the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism at the COP26. As part of its efforts to…

GMS Tourism Recovery Communications Plan

As ASEAN pursues greater regional integration and the development of a single economic community, advancements in the region’s aviation industry are essential to boost economic connectivity and tourism. Half the…

Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia Earns Green Destinations’…

Cardamom Tented Camp ecolodge in Cambodia has been announced by Green Destinations as one of the 2021 Top 100 Destination Sustainability Stories in the world. The announcement was made 5…

See Your New Normal: A How-To Guide to…

When you formulate a strategy for your organization, it's not really crafted so you'll be successful today, but mainly successful in the future. Logically, then, to map out an effective…

Destination Mekong organized the DESTINATION MEKONG FOOD &…

Great discussion with amazing panellists on Destination Mekong Food & Agro-Tourism Expert Group webinar today (September 21, 2021) on the theme “An Appetite for Travel – The Crucial Role of…

Destination Mekong organized the monthly meeting of the…

On September 6, there was a great discussion with very active engagement from the MeTAG Education & Research group on their monthly meeting organized by Destination Mekong to update about the…

Destination Mekong – Responsible and Safe Forms of…

On August 24, Destination Mekong and EPACT International, together with Child Protection Expert Group, co-organized the Destination Mekong – Responsible and Safe Forms of Voluntourism. It was a very successful…

Finalists for the 2021 Experience Mekong Showcases announced

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION Finalists for the 2021 Experience Mekong Showcases announced Public Voting is open to support small responsible businesses during these challenging times Bangkok, July 27th, 2021: …

Klean Kanteen runs the “Replace Single-Use Plastic” campaign…

Replace single-use plastic! Grab yourself one of Klean Kanteen’s vacuum insulated TKWide bottles and give back to Thailand Recovery Fund in support of healthcare professionals combating COVID-19. Thailand Recovery Fund…

Digital wristband by Angkor Pass set to welcome…

The Ministry of Tourism is preparing for post-Covid-19 travel with Wonderpass powered by Angkorpass Technology that enables seamless travel planning through a phone app and a wristband. Minister of Tourism…

Thailand approves Phuket ‘sandbox’ plan to allow vaccinated…

The Phuket “sandbox”,  Thailand’s  bold attempt to reset its tourism industry by opening the island to vaccinated foreign visitors without quarantine was approved on Tuesday, offering hope to battered businesses and…

Destination Mekong organized the Experience Mekong Collection Members…

On June 17, It was a great and interactive call with our Experience Mekong Collection members organized by Destination Mekong. Happy to see how active and engaged our members getting…

Agoda Partnered with COVID Relief Bangkok

In July 2020, Agoda partnered with the COVID Relief project in Bangkok to distribute essentials to the most vulnerable groups in Bangkok. Our colleagues in Bangkok joined to help pack…

Destination Mekong coordinated the organization of consultative workshop…

On June 15, Destination Mekong coordinated the organization of the workshop of the Mekong Tourism Recovery Communications Plan, an initiative by the six governments facilitated by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating…

Food charity drive with chefs and gastronomy members

The chefs and volunteers from several culinary-related associations, restaurants and hotels came together recently to do their bit to help needy families and people severely impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.…

MINISTRY OF TOURISM CAMBODIA LAUNCHED “TASTE CAMBODIA –…

https://youtu.be/eVWNELlB9sMMinistry of Tourism, Cambodia recently launched a video advertising Khmer food by connecting potential tourism targets across the country. Under the program of strengthening the trade in the field of tourism…

SUNx Malta & Mekong Tourism to Stage 1st…

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION BANGKOK, 28 APRIL 2021 SUNx Malta in partnership with the Mekong Tourism Collaboration framework, made up of public sector organization Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO)…

Govt to launch ‘Health Wallet’ app for Covid-19…

The government will soon launch “Health Wallet”, a smartphone app for people to register for Covid-19 vaccination. Government spokesperson Anucha Burapachaisri said Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha had discussed the preparation…

Mekong Trends Snapshot – A Bright Future

As ASEAN pursues greater regional integration and the development of a single economic community, advancements in the region’s aviation industry are essential to boost economic connectivity and tourism. Half the…

Soksabike

As a social business, Soksabike aims to provide tourists with the chance to experience the authentic Cambodia and to promote a direct tourist spending to the local entrepreneurs.

Sampran Riverside

Located on a 70-acre plot along the Tha Chin River, Sampran Riverside (formerly known as the Rose Garden) is a family-run eco cultural destination; now famous for its wide range…

The Linden Centre

Floating above the pristine rice and canola fields north of the old town of Dali is a beautiful courtyard compound built in 1947 by a wealthy entrepreneur from the Bai…

Hla Day

Hla Day collaborates with Myanmar artisans, disadvantaged groups and small businesses to design, develop and sell handmade- Myanmar products. Hla Day aims to capture unique flavors of the Myanmar design…

One Planet Vision for a Responsible Recovery of…

The One Planet Vision for a Responsible Recovery of the Tourism Sector builds on the UNWTO Global Guidelines to Restart Tourism released by the Global Tourism Crisis Committee on 28…

Destination Management in Developing and Emerging Countries

Tourism can be a source of foreign currency, a job engine and a catalyst for sustainable regional development, but it can also have a negative impact. In order to access…

FROM SYSTEM SHOCK TO SYSTEM CHANGE – TIME…

In this report, we explore some of the key dynamics that lie at the heart of these transitions. And we ask how we can make active choices now that will…

Yindii introduces eco-friendly food app

Yindii, a Thai anti-food waste startup, has launched a mobile application designed to match Bangkok residents with environmentally conscious restaurants, grocery stores and cafes to combat food waste. The app…

The MIST program evolves from “Mekong Innovative Startups…

MIST program aims to expedite tourism industry growth, create an ecosystem that inspires innovation, and promote sustainability in tourism Bangkok December 20, 2020:  The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) (www.MekongTourism.org)…

TAT launches virtual tours to 4 top destinations…

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched a virtual reality tour of top attractions in four of Thailand’s leading tourism destinations comprising Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, and Surat Thani.…

TAT launches “Thailand Traveller Voice” online survey platform

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) recently launched the “Thailand Traveller Voice” online survey platform that encourages tourists to provide feedback and recommendations on issues affecting tourist destinations, attractions and…

Tools and Resources for Nature-Based Tourism

Luxury is DEAD. There is no point in designing lavish hotels just to put heads on beds - every hospitality project should have a purpose and a candle to light.…

TAT & Locanation launch ‘ASQ Paradise’ hotel bookings…

The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Thailand-based Locanation Company Limited today jointly launch the newly-developed asq.locanation.com website under the ‘ASQ Paradise’ project to provide arriving foreign visitors with world-class information regarding…

ADB Hackathon Seeks Pitches for Digital Solutions to…

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…

TAT promotes “Single Journey’ routes encouraging single Thais…

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’…

Khiri Travel To Go Carbon Neutral From January…

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…

How Marriott International is leading the way in…

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…

ADB Supports Thailand’s Green, Social, and Sustainability Bonds…

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is assisting the Government of Thailand in designing, issuing, and monitoring innovative capital market initiatives as part of the country’s recovery from the coronavirus disease…

Mekong Tourism & SUNx Malta Announce Scholarships for…

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…

Virtual Destination Mekong Summit provides actionable insights for…

PRESS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION DESTINATION MEKONG SUMMIT Virtual Destination Mekong Summit provides actionable insights for travel and tourism industry during COVID-19 Session videos now available online to watch for…

Winners of the 2020 Experience Mekong Showcases announced

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…

First Mekong Hero announced at Destination Mekong Summit

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…

Virtual Destination Mekong Summit to offer recommendations and…

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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