Mekong Tourism Collaboration

Tourism in the Mekong Region is steered collaboratively by a public-private framework between the public and private sectors.

The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office, which is the secretariat of the Tourism Working Group, and Destination Mekong, which is the destination marketing organization led by private sector partners, are both managing initiatives aligned to the GMS Tourism Strategy to create a sustainable and inclusive environment to support businesses and communities in the Mekong Region and provide benefits for all stakeholders – residents, travelers, and businesses.

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Case Study KOTO

KOTO is an internationally recognized and awardwinning
social enterprise in Vietnam which operates
as a training restaurant and a vocational training
centre. KOTO stands for “Know One, Teach One”,
a name that reflects strongly in their core belief,
values. KOTO operates two inter-connecting entities
which support each other through a well-designed
business model. The two parts comprise the KOTO
training center (the non-profit organization), and the
KOTO training restaurants (the social enterprise).

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