Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office Newsletter – August 2022

Tourism is reviving throughout the Mekong Sub-Region, with neighboring countries working together to meet pent-up demand for travel. Read our latest newsletter and find out how our member nations are helping each other meet the surge in tourism. Learn more about travel in the Greater Mekong Subregion and related developments: Download       TRANSLATE […]

Mekong Tourism Newsletter Issue 02/2022

“Thailand Pass” registration and health insurance requirements will no longer be required for international arrivals from July 1, 2022. The rest of the Mekong Sub-Region is opening up as well: read our latest newsletter and find out how our member nations are welcoming tourists with less restrictions, and reopening their attractions and experiences. Learn more […]

Mekong Tourism Newsletter Issue 01/2022

As the pandemic recedes and international travel begins to open up, most countries in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) are welcoming visitors again! Read our latest newsletter to find out how communities around the Mekong are welcoming back visitors: youʼll find travel guidance specific to each of the GMS nations; GMS travel news; and updates […]

The 49th GMS Tourism Working Group and MTCO Board Meeting

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 to welcome […]

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Fueling tourism recovery with micro tours

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 contrast to a […]

MTCO Appoints Suvimol Thanasarakij as Executive Director

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  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 at the […]

Coronavirus Resource Page (last updated December 19)

Our hearts go out to you amid the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. It cannot be overstated how difficult this time is for the global community, for the industry that is grinding to a halt, for your clients, for your companies, and for each of us as individuals. We will look back upon this […]

GMS TOURISM RECOVERY COMMUNICATIONS TOOLKIT

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The Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), comprising Cambodia, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region and Yunnan Province in the People’s Republic of China, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam, has diverse natural and cultural attractions, vibrant cities, and unrivalled hospitality that each year create countless memorable experiences for visitors. But what really makes the […]

Coronavirus policy updates

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Travel around the world continues to be affected by the novel coronavirus, especially in the Greater Mekong Subregion where most of the countries are relying on the tourism industry. The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office would like to take this opportunity to gather the government’s policies in which to provide aid and assistance to businesses in […]

GREATER MEKONG SUBREGION TOURISM RECOVERY COMMUNICATIONS PLAN

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The Greater Mekong Subregion has increasingly focused on developing sustainable and inclusive tourism in recent years, with positive changes fostered by strong engagement between government, the private sector, and civil society. This has helped transform the region into one of the world’s most desirable places to visit while significantly benefitting residents and local economies. The […]