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…
Showcasing inspiring individuals
There are leaders that have made a significant contribution to developing tourism sustainability in the Lancang-Mekong Region. These individual might be CEOs or senior government officials, or they might be entrepreneurs or small business owners. What these people have in common is their vision, commitment, dedication, and passion. We call these individuals Mekong Heroes.
Being nominated to be a Mekong Hero is a tremendous honor, and all our Mekong Heroes join the Hall of Heroes, to inspire others to walk in their footsteps.
Via interviews, we are showcasing these people, telling their stories, and explaining what drives them to do what they do.
Nominate a Mekong Hero
Nominations are open at all times. Mekong Heroes are selected from all candidates submitted by the Destination Mekong Executive Board.
1st Mekong Hero 2020
On 25 August 2020, the first Mekong Hero was announced at the Destination Mekong Summit 2020. Chosen from a list of nominated individuals and reviewed by members of the Mekong Tourism Advisory Group as well as the Mekong Governments, Ms. Potjana Suansri is the first Mekong Hero.
Ms. Potjana Suansri
Founder, Thailand Community Based Tourism Institute (CBT-I)
2nd Mekong Hero 2021
The second Mekong Hero was announced at the Mekong World Tourism Day Forum 2021 on 7 October 2021.
Mr. Srey Bandaul
Co-founder, Phare Cambodian Circus
Nominate an individual that has made a difference in making a significant contribution to the responsible development of travel and tourism in the region.