The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), located in Bangkok, Thailand, in the offices of the Department of Tourism, Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Bangkok, and was set up with funding from the governments of the six Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries – Cambodia, the People’s Republic of China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam. The MTCO, which operates on annual financial contributions from each GMS country, has two primary functions: Tourism Development: MTCO coordinates sustainable pro-poor tourism development projects in the Mekong in line with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Marketing: MTCO promotes the Mekong region as a single travel and tourism destination.