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Destination Mekong publishes the first Mekong Stories book

14 September 2022, Phnom Penh, Cambodia To draw attention to the many people contributing to building a sustainable tourism industry in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) and the many stories that make up the region, Destination Mekong is publishing the first Mekong Stories digital book. Destination Mekong, the private-sector-led regional tourism board that champions the Greater Mekong Subregion as a single sustainable tourism destination, has launched its first Mekong Stories book. Mekong Stories is, in part, a compendium of some…

Destination Mekong proudly announces the members of its first Executive…

21 June 2022, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Destination Mekong held its first Annual General Meeting (AGM) on 3 June 2022, together with the election of its new Executive Board Members. Destination Mekong (DM) held its first Annual General Meeting since its incorporation as a full-fledged company in January this year. The AGM took place virtually and was attended by DM full members and guests. Ms. Catherine Germier-Hamel, CEO of Destination Mekong, introduced DM’s purpose, goals, and structure to the audience, stressing…

Destination Mekong Announces 16 Candidates for its Executive Board Elections

19 May 2022, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Destination Mekong has launched its campaign to elect its first Executive Board as part of its journey toward building a unified and resilient tourism industry in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Since the incorporation of Destination Mekong as a full-fledged company in January 2022, its Executive Team has worked hard on consolidating the organization, driving membership, building partnerships, and exploring funding opportunities. As a continuation, Destination Mekong has now launched the campaign to elect its…

Destination Mekong Opens the Call for Nominations to its Board…

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 the Greater Mekong Subregion as a single sustainable tourism destination, has initiated the process to elect its first Executive Board of Directors.  During the last meeting of its interim Board of Directors on 3 February 2022, the Executive Team of Destination Mekong announced the timeline and the nomination process for…

Second Mekong Hero Celebrated at 2021 Destination Mekong Summit

Late Co-founder of Phare Cambodian Circus honored 30 November 2021, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Destination Mekong honors late Srey Bandaul from Cambodia as the second Mekong Hero. 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.  The ‘Mekong Heroes’ program was introduced in 2020 by Destination Mekong, with the support of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO). Every year, it distinguishes one colleague in Mekong tourism who…

Destination Mekong aligns with other tourism leaders to sign the…

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 play a leadership role in the global tourism community, Destination Mekong became a signatory and launch partner of the Glasgow Declaration on climate Action in Tourism, which was launched on 4 November 2021 during the UN Climate Change Conference (COP26). Founded in 2017, Destination Mekong (DM) is the regional tourism…

Destination Mekong takes the next step towards boosting tourism recovery…

16 November 2021, Phnom Penh, Cambodia Destination Mekong is strengthening its executive capacities towards playing a leading role in the post-COVID tourism recovery in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS). As the global tourism industry is slowly getting back on track, Destination Mekong (DM) is taking a new step as the regional tourism organization dedicated to championing the Lancang-Mekong region, comprising of Cambodia, PR China (Provinces of Guangxi and Yunnan), Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam, as a sustainable and…

UNWTO and Netflix partner on screen tourism push

UNWTO and Netflix have partnered on the publication of a report which looks at the role of film and series as drivers for tourism and cultural affinity. The Global Report on Cultural Affinity and Screen Tourism explores the growing affection one has towards a particular country or culture displayed on the screen. The findings of the research were presented in Madrid at the Iberseries Platino Industria, the largest international event for professionals linked to the audiovisual industry in Spanish and…

SPTO – Destination Mekong Partnership to Enhance Tourism Recovery

Bangkok & Fiji, 10th October 2021 The Pacific Tourism Organization (SPTO) and Destination Mekong have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to foster a collaborative partnership that will benefit both organizations and their stakeholders. With their extensive membership of the greater Mekong sub- region (Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam, as well as Southwestern Chinese provinces of Yunnan and Guanxi) and 20 Pacific Island countries (PICs), spanning all four sub-regions, SPTO and Destination Mekong represent world-class tourism destinations…

Cardamom Tented Camp in Cambodia Earns Green Destinations’ Top 100…

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 October in the online annual conference of Green Destinations, a non-profit organisation for sustainable tourism, based in The Netherlands. The annual programme has been in existence since 2014. Cardamom Tented Camp was chosen by the judges among 28 tourism experiences around the world in the Nature and Ecotourism category. The…

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