Welcome to the 14th Edition of our Mekong Tourism e-Newsletter
Third Award for MekongTourism.org
Our website, MekongTourism.org, has won its third industry award! At ITB Asia in Singapore last Thursday, MekongTourism.org won the Responsible Tourism Website category of the 9th Travelmole – ITB Asia Awards 2016. The TravelMole – ITB Asia Awards recognise the best web, social, mobile and travel technology deployments in the Asia Pacific travel & tourism industry.
Pictured above: Accepting the Award with me (centre) were Director General of Tourism Marketing, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism of Lao PDR, Mr Saly Phimphinith (third from left) and Deputy Director of Marketing, Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia, Ms Lyna So (third from right).
MekongTourism.org also won a Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) Adrian Award in 2015 and a Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Gold Award earlier this year.
Collaboration Key to Success of Mekong Tourism
Also at ITB Asia, during the Responsible Tourism Events series organised by Wild Asia, I had the opportunity to present MTCO's strategy of collaboration. I talked about our key initiatives to promote the Mekong region, including the Mekong Responsible Tourism Guide, the Mekong Tourism Human Impact Stories (with UNWTO), #MekongMoments, and the Mekong Tourism Contributor Program.
I look forward to your feedback, suggestions, and collaboration on any of these initiatives.
Executive Director, MTCO