The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office has
unveiled the 18 finalists of the Experience Mekong Showcase 2020.
A total of 4,200 eligible votes determined the
three Experience Mekong Collection members from each of the six
member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) for the next
round of voting.
Now open for public vote until 15 August, the six
Experience Mekong Showcases will be announced on 25 August at the
2020 Destination Mekong Summit.
The Experience Mekong Collection was created three
years ago to both recognize and encourage sustainable and
responsible tourism development in the Greater Mekong Subregion.
In order to be appointed as a member of the
Experience Mekong Collection, small travel businesses in the
Mekong Region need to fulfill the following requirements:
1. Make a significant social impact to its
2. Provide an authentically local experience
positioning the GMS as a responsible, inclusive, and experiential
3. Have an innovative concept and sustainable
Members of the Mekong Tourism Advisory Group (MeTAG)
selected the 60 shortlisted Experience Mekong Collection (EMC)
member businesses – ten from each of the six GMS member countries
from the 350+ members of the Experience Mekong Collection.
“In recognizing the most innovative best practice
businesses as the Experience Mekong Showcases, this sets several
benchmarks to further improve travel experiences in the Greater
Mekong Subregion. We hope this motivates other operators to become
more involved and do their part for responsible tourism,” said
HE Mr. Htay Aung, former Minister of Hotels and Tourism of
Myanmar, and a member of the Mekong Tourism Advisory Group (MeTAG).
The 18 finalists – three from each of the six GMS member
People can cast their vote
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