SINGAPORE, 22 October 2018:  BambooLao from Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, beat 111 entrants from across Southeast Asia to take top prize in the 2018 Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST) Challenge. The travel startup competition, supported by the Australian government...
BANGKOK, 19 October 2018: Nine travel routes identified by the Tourism Authority of Thailand will be promoted by Mekong Moments a social media platform run by the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office. The social commerce web platform Mekong Moments, now in...
PHNOM PENH, 12 January 2018: Beijing has pledged billions of dollars to build new infrastructure in Cambodia, officials said, Thursday, as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang ended a two-day charm offensive currying favour for its mega-dams across the Mekong River. The...

Mekong at the mercy of China

KANDAL, Cambodia, 9 January 2018: Cambodian fisherman Sles Hiet lives at the mercy of the Mekong: a massive river that feeds tens of millions but is under threat from the Chinese dams cementing Beijing's physical -- and diplomatic --...
BANGKOK, 21 December 2018 – A campaign to promote so-called 'Organic Tourism' across Thailand and the Greater Mekong Subregion was under scrutiny at a recent workshop designed to brainstorm ideas. The campaign aims to motivate hotels, restaurants, catering companies, supermarkets...
BANGKOK 9 November 2017: Competition among Mekong Region adventure tour operators is likely to hot up a few degrees once startup, Indigo White, launches its adventure travel content in the region this December. The company will establish initial operations in...
BANGKOK, 25 September, 2017:  Amadeus and the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) are jointly organising the first Mekong Trends Aviation Seminar, in Bangkok, 10 October. They are inviting industry leaders to attend from the six member countries of the Mekong...
BANGKOK, 26 June 2017: China National Tourism Administration opened a bureau in Bangkok, last week, the authority’s 22nd overseas office according China Radio Online. Officials attending the opening ceremony said the two countries enjoy strong two-way travel. The opening of the...

Kunming flight turbulence

BEIJING, 19 June 2017: At least 26 people were injured, four of them seriously, when a China Eastern Airlines flight from Paris hit turbulence on Sunday over southwest China, state media said. The incident happened when Flight MU744 from Charles...
LUANG PRABANG, 14 June 2017: Lao PDR’s World Heritage town Luang Prabang bucked the country’s negative trend in tourist arrivals in 2016 delivering a 5.88% increase, the town’s tourism department reported on the sidelines of the Mekong Tourism Forum...