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Showcasing Small, Responsible Businesses

Small Responsible Travel Businesses

The “Experience Mekong Collection” showcases small, responsible, and sustainable travel businesses in the Lancang-Mekong Region. The Mekong Tourism Advisory Group (MeTAG), made up of tourism professionals active in responsible tourism in the region endorse all nominations.

Nominations/applications, as well as listings are free. As a capacity-building initiative in the Lancang-Menkong Region, these best practices are to motivate other operators to learn and get inspired.

Social enterprises have the potential to drive sustainable tourism and to promote the region as an experiential and responsible travel destination. We aim to tell their stories to inspire travelers to experience these “stars of the Mekong”. 

Requirements

Each participating business must meet the following requirements.

  • Make a significant social impact to its community
  • Provide an authentically local experience positioning the region as a responsible, inclusive, and experiential tourism destination.
  • Have an innovative concept and sustainable business model
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Featured Members

Bambu Stage SIEM REAP | CAMBODIA Bambu Stage is a platform for performing arts in Cambodia—a performance venue with daily shows, a workshop space for Cambodian puppeteers, and a gathering space for artists and art lovers. We operate as a social enterprise and collaborate closely with NGOs, other social enterprises, and ethical businesses in the community. Find out more Haoma BANGKOK | THAILAND Haoma’s Neo Indian menu is driven by an ambitious culinary vision: to create an experienced landscape that stimulates not only the senses of sight, taste, smell and texture but also piques curiosity and nostalgia. Find out more Shinta Mani Wild CARDAMOM | CAMBODIA Shinta Mani Wild is a radical new fusion of world-class design, hospitality and conservation. The camp was born when world-renowned designer Bill Bensley identified an unprotected, 350-hectare wildlife corridor – and set out to save it from poaching, mining and logging. Find out more The Inle Sanctuary SHAN STATE | MYANMAR The lodge stands for community-based tourism by providing jobs for local people and donating parts of the income to the local monastery and orphanage. The Inle Sanctuary is a sustainable eco-lodge located by Sakar (or Samkar) Lake, an unexplored lake south of Inle Lake. Find out more Mr. Linh's Adventure HANOI | VIETNAM Mr Linh’s Adventures Travel specialises in bringing unique experiences to adventure-seeking travelers. From mystical grottoes to primitive forests and remote ethnic minority villages in Vietnam’s frontier region, each adventure is specially designed to fulfill a desire to explore, conquer and discover. Find out more Nahm Dong Park LUANG PRABANG | LAOS Nahm Dong park is engaged to develop and promote sustainable agriculture. They are running several programs to improve the quality of produces in Lao as well as demonstrating to local communities the importance of sustainable practices. Find out more Phuket Gibbon
Rehabilitation Project
PHUKET | THAILAND A great place to learn about Gibbons in a conservation way. It is also a good place to take your kids to learn and observe environmental and wildlife.

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The Monsoon
Teahouse
CHIANG MAI | THAILAND Nahm Dong park is engaged to develop and promote sustainable agriculture. They are running several programs to improve the quality of produces in Lao as well as demonstrating to local communities the importance of sustainable practices. Find out more

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How you can support it

Nominate small responsible travel businesses that create a significant social impact and provide authentically local experiences, to be considered for the Experience Mekong Collection.

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