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Nakhon Phanom selected as venue for Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 - Mekong Tourism

<b>Bangkok,</b> <b>06</b> <b>July, 2017</b> – Thailand’s Northeastern or <i>Isan</i> province of Nakhon Phanom has been chosen as the host venue for the Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF) …

Myanmar to start collecting tourism tax

<b>Myanmar will soon impose a tourism tax on visitors to fund the country’s tourism promotion activities, the Myanmar Tourism Federation (MTF) said.</b><p>Its …

Kep club set to train young sailors

Sailing boats stationed alongside Kep bay, before the Kep Sailing Club inauguration at Knai Bang Chatt on Sunday in Kep province. ANNA KOO<p>The …

First Chinese tour group to enter Kingdom via Mekong River

The tourists travelled aboard two Chinese boats (“Yenta 7” and “Yenta 8”).<p>The tourists travelled aboard two Chinese boats (“Yenta 7” and “Yenta 8”) …

18 Eco-Tourism Startups Qualify for MIST

MIST (Mekong Innovative Startups Tourism) – a joint initiative by MTCO and ADB<p>The <b>Mekong Business Initiative</b> (MBI) and <b>Mekong Tourism Coordinating</b> …

Yunnan to clean up tourism industry

Yunnan has been a popular destination for tourists both from China and abroad. Photo Credit: Shutterstock<p>Yunnan province will introduce 22 measures …

ASEAN Tourism Ministers Vow to Promote Integration

Thailand Tourism Minister Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul , centre, shows her form with muay Thai boxers at the WTTC summit. Source: ‘The Nation’<p>Association …

Thailand's PM, Deputy PM Preside over WTTC Summit

General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand<p>General Prayut Chan-o-cha, Prime Minister of Thailand, this week presided over the opening of …

Is Vietnam Tourism Over- or Under-Developed?

While some economists say that Vietnam has too many hotels and resorts, others believe that tourism infrastructure is inadequate compared with the …

Hospitality Chief Approves of Thailand's Quality Tourism Focus

Thailand is doing well to focus on “quality tourism”, according to Deepak Ohri, chief executive of luxury-hospitality company Lebua Hotels and …

Top Myanmar Beach Destinations to Watch: C9

Four of Myanmar’s beach destinations are emerging as leading contenders in Asia’s search for the next exotic tropical getaway spot, according to …

Luang Prabang Cleans Up

<i>Luang Prabang must keep a constant vigil over trash, writes Bernie Rosenbloom for</i> We Are Laos<i>.</i><p>An ongoing storm of litter rains down on a community …

Community-based Tourism Key to Chin State, Myanmar: Minister

Falam, Chin State, Myanmar. Pic: Jared Downing<p>Myanmar’s Chin State, and its picturesque north in particular, is worth a visit, according to Jared …

Tourism Thailand Needs to "Get Even Smarter": Governor

Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Yuthasak Supasorn<p><i>Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) Governor Yuthasak Supasorn wrote a column for The</i> …

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Tourism Vietnam to Get Tough on Zero-Dong Tours

<i>The head of the Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism, Nguyễn Văn Tuấn, tells</i> Kinh tế & Đô thị <i>(</i>Economic and Urban Affairs; <i>a newspaper) that</i> …

Travel & Tourism Economic Impact 2017 South East Asia

Get the latest stories and insights about travel and tourism in the Mekong Region. Use Hashtag"><b>#TourismMekong</b><p>Engage with us on social media at:<p>Get …

Cambodia, UN to Crackdown on Bogus Orphanages

Cambodia has launched a crackdown on bogus orphanages. The crackdown aims to return 3,500 children to their families, a government minister …

Myanmar's Elephants: From Timber Extraction to Tourism Attraction

The Myanmar government has banned timber extraction for a period of one year for the whole country and for 10 years for Bago Yoma hills in central …

"Love Laos: Keep it Clean" Campaign Leverages Social Media

A truck carries bottles for recycling. Some estimates show that despite there being few sanitary landfills, recycling and composting could reduce the …

Cambodia Tourism Marketing Council to Launch End-April

Bayon temple, Siem Reap. Source: ‘TTG Asia’<p><i>TTG Asia</i> reports that a centralised tourism marketing and advertising council is set to launch by …

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Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO)’s primary website MekongTourism.org (this one!) has been selected by Feedspot as one of the “Top 100 …

Thailand Tourism Minister Denies Street Food Ban

One of the biggest Thailand-related news stories on social media this week was a front page headline in <i>The Nation</i> newspaper and an oft-shared post …

MTF 2017 – Featured Interviews: Select Official Hotels

<i>Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF) storytellers Simon Louvard and Lea Mellon are based in Luang Prabang in the weeks leading up to Mekong Tourism Forum 2017</i> …

Record Tourism Numbers for Cambodian New Year

Cambodia’s top tourist destinations attracted a record number of visitors this Khmer New Year, with 2.5 million locals and foreigners traveling to …

Growth Potential in Vietnam for Mid-, High-end Hospitality

The growth of tourism is creating opportunities for the hospitality market, especially the mid-end and high-end segments, according to Savills’ …

Myanmar Partnering with NGOs on Marine Protected Areas

Phil Dearden leads the Marine Protected Areas Research Group at the University of Victoria (Canada). (ARNOLD LIM, Arnold Lim Photography)<p>Myanmar’s …

Vietnam Most Improved GMS Tourism Destination: TTCI

Vietnam was the biggest mover among Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) destinations, rising eight places in the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s recently …

MTCO Staff Expresses Thoughts about MTF 2017

<i>Mekong Tourism Forum (MTF) storytellers Simon Louvard and Lea Mellon are based in Luang Prabang in the months leading up to Mekong Tourism Forum 2017</i> …

Bangkok to Ban all Street Food?

Street food vendors will disappear from Bangkok by the end of the year in the interests of cleanliness, safety and order, the Bangkok Metropolitan …

Bokeo to Build Biggest Bronze Buddha in Laos

Bokeo town<p>Authorities in Bokeo province are planning the construction of the largest bronze Buddha image in Laos hoping it will be a major tourism …