The 49th GMS Tourism Working Group and MTCO Board Meeting

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 72 total views The 49th GMS Tourism Working Group and MTCO Board Meeting, chaired by Lao PDR’s Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, organized virtually by Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) was successfully held. The GMS Member Countries, including Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Viet Nam discussed on their reopening plans, what they prepared […]

GLASGOW DECLARATION ON CLIMATE ACTION IN TOURISM SURPASSES 500 SIGNATORIES

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 484 total views The number of signatories to the Glasgow Declaration on Climate Action in Tourism has passed the 500-mark, just four months after the landmark initiative was launched at the UN Climate Change Conference(COP26, November 2021). Today, and coinciding with International Mother Earth Day, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced that Expedia Group, Booking […]

Thailand Ranks 4th Best Tourist Destination In The World

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 305 total views Thailand Ranks 4th Best Tourist Destination In The World Although the government has critics, especially in its efforts to restore tourism, Thailand remains one of the world’s top travel destinations.  According to a survey conducted by financial services firm Visa Global Travel Intentions Survey, Thailand ranks 4th among the world’s top tourist destinations. […]

Fueling tourism recovery with micro tours

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 184 total views   The concept of “micro-tourism” or “micro-vacation”, which comes from the tourism industry, may not be new, but micro-tourism seems to have become a trend in recent years. Micro-tourism is characterized by short-distance travel- two-to-three hours of driving-and two- to-three days’ stay at some place, usually on weekends or during short holidays. In […]

Ecotourism to be Developed in Cambodia’s Siem Reap

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 452 total views The Government of Cambodia’s Ministry of Environment plans to develop and establish ecotourism in protected areas of Siem Reap, Kampong Speu, and Koh Kong provinces under the “Cambodia Sustainable Landscape and Ecotourism Project.” Areas that will potentially be developed include the Preah Jayavarman-Norodom National Park “Phnom Kulen”; the Oral Mountain Wildlife Sanctuary and the […]

MTCO Appoints Suvimol Thanasarakij as Executive Director

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 486 total views   BANGKOK, March 23, 2022 – The Board of Directors of Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Suvimol Thanasarakij as its new Executive Director, effective March 15, 2022.  The appointment was officially agreed by the National Tourism Organizations (NTOs) of the six Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries […]

Myanmar reopens to tourists

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 444 total views Myanmar will reopen to international tourists 17 April, the junta government announced at the weekend after a two-year shut-down due to the Covid-19 pandemic. AFP was the first news agency to report the junta’s announcement that lacked details on visa entry rules or the airlines intending to serve Yangon’s international airport. Myanmar first […]

PM pushes for ‘new normal’ to ramp up tourism revival

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 106 total views Everyone needs to maintain healthy habits by staying clean and taking care of their personal hygiene while implementing preventive health measures and other guidelines to stop Covid-19 transmission, Prime Minister Hun Sen urged. The premier made the call in a letter marking the 10th National Clean City Day on February 28, which this […]

Will Thailand Become The Next Cannabis Tourism Hotspot?

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 108 total views,  2 views today Thailand, the first Asian country to decriminalize recreational cannabis, may soon experience a boom in its tourism industry. Many experts from the travel industry believe the market will blossom like the marijuana plant itself. After Thailand became the first Southeast Asian country to legalize medical cannabis in 2018, this January, it became […]

Northern provinces strengthen ties with Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region

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 106 total views,  4 views today Representatives from northern border provinces of Cao Bang, Lang Son, Quang Ninh and Ha Giang and China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region on February 25 signed a memorandum of understanding on their friendship cooperation for 2022-2026. The document was inked within the framework of an online get-together between leaders of the four Vietnamese provinces and […]