ASIA Travel Tips .com

   

 

Private Sector to review Mekong Tourism Plans

Search ASIA Travel Tips .com 10 February 2006

The newly-opened Mekong Tourism Office (MTO) is putting together a private-sector task force to review MTO development and marketing plans for the next two years.

The MTO was set up with seed funding from the GMS Tourism Working Group which represents the six national governments in the Greater Mekong Sub-region. The MTO has the blessing of the Asian Development Bank and UNESCAP and has two functions:

Development - To co-ordinate sustainable pro-poor tourism development projects in the Mekong in line with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals, and

Marketing - To promote the Mekong region as a single travel and tourism destination under the brand ‘Mekong Tourism’.

MTO Executive Director Mr Stephen Yong said, "The MTO will rely on private-sector partnerships to achieve many of its objectives, especially marketing and branding, therefore it is important to incorporate the ideas and suggestions of the private sector into MTO’s plans from the very outset."

Pacific Asia Travel Association Vice President-Development Mr Peter Semone said, "The MTO is a bridge between NGOs, public-sector interests and private-sector realities as much as it is a bridge between national governments."

The MTO task force, which will comprise private-sector representatives from the various sub-sectors of travel and tourism, will be asked to consider:

- Tourism development priorities in the Mekong region
- Preferred models of collaboration between the public and private sectors
- Preferred models of collaboration between the private-sector and non-government organisations (NGOs)
- Mekong Tourism brand strategies
- Mekong Tourism marketing and public relations strategies.

Mr Yong said the task force would meet for the first time on February 16. If necessary, follow-up meetings will be called to review any changes to the plans.

The final draft of the MTO development and marketing plan will be put before the GMS Tourism Working Group for approval on March 28, when it will meet in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR in conjunction with the Mekong Tourism Investment Summit.

The Mekong region comprises Cambodia, China (PRC)'s Guangxi and Yunnan provinces, Laos PDR, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

See other recent news regarding: PATA, Mekong Tourism Office

Subscribe to our Latest Travel News Daily Email Free of Charge by simply entering your email address to the right. You can also stay updated with our RSS Feed Free Travel News RSS Feed and even add the travel news to your website. Have questions? Please read our travel news FAQ.
     
Sustainable Hotels and MICE. Exclusive HD video interview with Grace Kang, Managing Partner of Greenview Hospitality. Criteo Travel Flash Report 2016. Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. Daniele Beccari, Global Head of Travel at Criteo. Chef Fernando Arevalo, originally from Bogota, Colombia, worked his culinary magic in New York and Hong Kong before moving to Singapore where he is today the Executive Chef of Artemis Grill on the 40th floor of Singapore's newest green building - CapitaGreen.
Sustainable Hotels and MICE Criteo Travel Flash Report Colombian Chef in Singapore
Exclusive HD video interview with Mr. Hiroshi Sawabe, Executive Director of the Office of International Tourism, at JATA (Japan Association of Travel Agents). In this interview filmed on 24 September at the JATA Tourism Expo 2016 in Tokyo, Japan, Mr. Sawabe speaks to Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia about the status of tourism within the country. HD Videos from Sabre's Travel Technology Exchange APAC 2016. Sabre, a leading technology provider to the global travel industry, hosted over 500 members of the Asia Pacific travel industry at its inaugural Asia Pacific Travel Technology Exchange (TTX) conference in Beijing from 21 to 24 September 2016 Spa and Wellness Industry - HD Video Interview with MD of Thailand-based Destination Spa Management, Joy Menzies.
Japan Tourism Update Sabre TTX APAC 2016 Destination Spa Management
Jonathan Wigley, CEO of Travelodge Thailand, outlines expansion plans in HD Video Interview. Exclusive HD video interview with Myanmar's Minister of Tourism and Hotels, H.E. U Ohn Maung, about the status of tourism in the beautiful and mystical country of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Birth of a Luxury Thai Hotel Brand - HD Video Interview with Christopher E. Stafford, Chief Operating Officer of the newly formed 137 Pillars Hotels & Resorts.
CEO of Travelodge Thailand Myanmar Tourism Update Birth of Luxury Thai Hotel Brand
This HD video tour of Thai AirAsia X's brand new 337-seat Airbus A330-300 aircraft was filmed at Don Mueang Airport in Bangkok, Thailand on 14 May 2014  Exclusive HD video interview with Jaime J. Bautista, President & Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Philippine Airlines (PAL) HD video of the interior and exterior of a Thai Vietjet Airbus A320-200.
Thai AirAsia X A330-300 PAL President & COO Thai Vietjet A320-200
Inside Qatar Airways Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner - HD Video It takes 800 workers between 65 and 80 days to assemble, install, test, paint, furnish and deliver an Emirates Airbus A380. Showers, Bars, Lounge - The Emirates Airbus A380 Has Them All - HD Video Tour Thai Airways International Takes Delivery of Brand New Boeing 777-300ER
Qatar Airways B787 Emirates A380 Thai Airways B777-300ER

Latest Travel News
Advertising
Advertising

 
Copyright © 1997-2017 ASIATravelTips.com/TravelNewsAsia.com