Finalists of Experience Mekong Showcases 2021 Unveiled as Public Voting Begins

(28 July 2021)
The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office has unveiled
the 15 finalists of the Experience Mekong Showcases 2021 from
Cambodia, Laos, Thailand Vietnam, as well as Guangxi and
Yunnan in China.

Three thousand eligible
votes determined three Experience Mekong Collection members from
each of the five participating countries this year for the next
round of voting.

The public can
vote until 31 August,
with the six Experience Mekong Showcases
to be announced at the 2021 Destination Mekong Summit scheduled
to take place later
this year.

The 15 finalists are:

“Alliances like the
Experience Mekong Collection are more important than ever,
especially in crises such as during the COVID19 pandemic, to
strengthen resilience both at the destination level, as well as
for the individual businesses themselves, via sharing of best
practices, networking, cross-promotional activities, and creating
operational efficiencies,” said
Jens Thraenhart,
outgoing Executive Director of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating
Office, and initiator of the Experience Mekong Collection.
“I am convinced that the Experience Mekong Collection will help
accelerate tourism recovery in the region, as well as protect and
conserve these locally authentic experiences, which are the
treasure trove of the Mekong region.”

The Experience Mekong Collection was created four
years ago to recognize and encourage sustainable and responsible
tourism development in the Greater Mekong Subregion.

To be
appointed as a member of the Experience Mekong Collection, all
small travel businesses in the Mekong Region need to fulfill the
following requirements:


Visiting rural communities in the Mekong region is one of the most rewarding holiday experiences you can have. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com Click to enlarge.

1. Make a significant social impact
on its community;

2. Provide an authentically local experience
positioning the GMS as a responsible, inclusive, and experiential
tourism destination; and

3. Have an innovative concept
and sustainable business model.


Willem Niemeijer
,
Founder & CEO of Yaana Ventures and interim Chairman of
Destination Mekong, said, “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. As consumer trends
and travel behaviors are changing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we
hope this inspires other operators of any size to become involved
in responsible and inclusive tourism.”

The 2018 Experience Mekong Collection
Showcases included: Phare Cambodian Circus (Cambodia), Longji Rice
Terraces Guangxi (China), Ock Pop Tok (Laos), Inle Heritage
Place (Myanmar), Local Alike (Thailand), and Koto (Vietnam).

The
2019 Experience Mekong Collection Showcases included: Soksabike
(Cambodia), Linden Centre (China), Elephant Conservation Centre
(Laos), Hla Day (Myanmar),
Sampran Riverside (Thailand), and
Streets International (Vietnam).

The 2020 Experience Mekong
Collection Showcases included: the Elephant Valley Project
(Cambodia), Yangshuo Mountain Retreat (China),
Laos Buffalo
Dairy (Lao PDR)
, Living Irravaddy Dolphin Project (Myanmar), The
Family Tree (Thailand), and Journey of the Senses (Vietnam).

The 2021 finalists from Myanmar will this year be
judged differently via an industry panel made up of
Mekong Tourism Advisory Group members.

Vote for your favourite Experience Mekong
Showcases 2021

here
.

See latest

Travel Industry News
,
Video
Interviews
,
Podcasts
and other
news regarding:

MTCO
,

MeTAG
,

Mekong Tourism
,

Mekong
.


Headlines:


Aviation: Slight Improvement in Domestic and International Demand Performance 
Asia Pacific Airlines Carried Just 1.4 Million Int. Passengers in June 
Langham Jakarta to House Chef Tom Aikens’ First Restaurant in Southeast Asia 
Etihad Expands Use of IATA Travel Pass to 7 More Cities, Including BKK and SIN 
Global Air Cargo Posts Strongest H1 Growth Since 2017 
United Airlines’ Economy Customers Can Now Pre-Order Snacks and Beverages 
Priority Pass Partners China Southern; Adds 40+ Lounges to Portfolio 
AHLA, AHLF and BHN Establish Arne Sorenson Social Impact Leadership Award 
Finalists of Experience Mekong Showcases 2021 Unveiled as Public Voting Begins 
Air France Receives 5-Star COVID19 Airline Safety Rating from Skytrax 
Ethiopian Airlines Upgrades Self Service Check-In and Bag Drop Options at ADD 
Air Austral Takes Delivery of First Airbus A220-300 
Wuttipong Tanteraponchai Appointed CDOSM of Melia’s Two Hotels in Thailand 
Malaysia Airlines Implements WTP as Part of Revenue Optimization Strategy 
SKY Takes Delivery of First Airbus A321neo 
Samad Aerospace’s eStarling Aircraft Completes Hover Tests 
Bangkok Airways to Resume Samui – Singapore Flights 
Six Senses to Open Desert Resort in Israel 
Outrigger Revives Plan to Buy Sheraton Kona Resort 
Southwest Airlines Joins Sabre GDS 
Melia Appoints Vipasiri Napawongdee as DOMC of Two Hotels in Thailand 
Shiji Partners Amadeus Travel Platform 
IATA Launches Environmental Sustainability Training Program with UNIGE 
Airports in New Zealand Install Smiths Detection’s UV Disinfection Kits 
Kyrgyzstan’s Air Manas Signs FHS Agreement with Airbus 
Cathay Pacific Carried 40,651 Passengers in June 
Monolink to Perform Concert on Gaathafushi Island in Maldives 
Konrad Gstrein Joins Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco as GM 
COVID19 Tests Need to be Accessible, Affordable and Appropriate to Risk Level 
Peter Gianusso Joins Flight Centre Travel Group as Chief Technology Officer 
BA Adds Interactive Map to Website with Details of Travel Restrictions 
Tauzia Properties Added to Ascott’s New Online Booking Website 
Airbus Delivers First A350 from C&DC in Tianjin to China Eastern Airlines 
HKIA Enhances Security with Canine Unit 
Hi Fly Adds One More Airbus A330-300 to Fleet 
Hahn Air Signed 15 Partner Airlines in H1 2021 
CWT Launches New Customer Experience Platform 
Despite Uptick in May, International Travel Remains Largely on Hold 
Embraer Delivered 34 Jets in Q2 2021 
UTair Signs Agreement for 50 Mi-8AMT Helicopters 
Passenger Volume at HKIA Increased 40.1% in June 
Riya Travel Expands Retailing Capabilities with NDC 
Russian Post to Use Drones to Deliver Mail 
Shiyi Tay Appointed GM of Diethelm Travel Singapore 
Korean Air Researching Air Launch Development Using B747-400 Aircraft 
Airbus Launches Mobile Pilot Training Suite 
QGen Code Generator to Streamline Model-Based Development for Collins 
Finalists of the Americas Lodging Investment Summit Awards 2021 
Russian Helicopters Showcasing Ka-226T Climber at MAKS-2021 
Outrigger Buys Thai Hotel Company; Adds Three Resorts to Portfolio 
45% of IHG’s General Managers in Thailand are Women 
Thai AirAsia Extends Validity of Travel and Baggage Passes 
Bangkok Airways Suspends Unsealed BKK – Samui Service 
PROVision Appoints Trevor Warner as a Senior Advisor 
Club Med Promotes Rachael Harding 
British Airways Partners AirPortr to Enhance Travel Experience from LHR 
flyadeal Takes Delivery of One Airbus A320neo 
Emirates Resumes Flights to Mauritius 
British Airways to Launch Digital In-Seat Ordering on 19 July 
Cleartrip Expands Partnership with Sabre 
Qatar Reopens Borders to Fully Vaccinated Travellers 
Delta to Buy 29 Boeing 737-900ERs and Lease 7 Airbus A350-900s 
CWT Messaging Surpasses Program Goals 
Nick Clarke Joins The Langham Gold Coast as DOSM 
Simon Chan Joins Wharf Hotels as Group Director Technical Service 
Vincent Fredon Joins Four Seasons Jakarta as Director of Restaurants and Bar 
United Airlines Invests in Electric Aircraft Startup Heart Aerospace 
Porter Airlines Orders 30 Embraer E195-E2 Jets with Options on 50 More 
Edward E. Snoeks Appointed GM of Meliá Chiang Mai 
Richard Langonne Appointed GM of Mandarin Oriental Wangfujing, Beijing 
Wharf Hotels Appoints Antony Wong as Group Director Rooms 
SITA to Better Support Sustainable Aviation with Safety Line Acquisition 
Geraldine Dobey Returns to Mandarin Oriental as GM of Luxury Hotel in Paris 
Airline Network Planning in 2021 and Beyond – Interview with Cem Tanyel, Sabre 
Marriott Opens First Fairfield Hotel in Vietnam 
Six Senses Opens Resort in Ibiza, Spain 
Airbus to Showcase A350-1000 in Russia for First Time 
SKY express to Expand Fleet with Six ATR 72-600 Aircraft 
British Airways Launches Student Promotion in Singapore 
Scandinavian Airlines Increases Flights to USA 
Vietnam Airlines to Trial IATA Travel Pass on Two Flights from Narita, Japan 
Bangkok Airways Cancels Flights Between BKK and CNX, HKT, THS, LPT and TDX 
Finnair to Launch Non-Stop Flights from Sweden to Bangkok, Phuket and Miami 
Qatar Airways Joins IATA Turbulence Aware Platform 
Tom Kershaw Joins Travelport as Chief Product and Technology Officer 
Ilona Yim Joins Wharf Hotels as Group Director Branding and Communications 
Qatar to Add 105 Hotels and Serviced Apartments to Portfolio 
Royal Norwegian Air Force’s First P-8A Poseidon Rolls Out of Paint Shop 
All Regions Except Asia-Pacific Contribute to Improvement in Int. Passenger Demand 
Global Air Cargo in May Up 9.4% Above Pre-COVID Levels 
Fiji to Play Japan in Tokyo 2020 Rugby Sevens Opener; Match Schedule Confirmed 
airasia Digital to Acquire Gojek’s Operations in Thailand 
Bombardier Launches Certified Pre-Owned Aircraft Program 
China Airlines Adds Flysafe Information & Service to Website 
Finland Opens Doors to Vaccinated Travellers from EU and Schengen Countries 
Air Canada to Resume / Increase Flights on 17 International Routes 
How’s Business in Laos? Interview with Hotelier, Duangmala Phommavong 
Promoting Hua Hin Airport and Prachuap Khiri Khan to Regional Markets – Interview 
NDC – Exclusive Interview with Kathy Morgan of Sabre Travel Solutions 
IATA Travel Pass – Interview with Vinoop Goel, Director Airports – APAC 
How’s Business in Pattaya, Thailand? Interview with MD of Tiffany’s Show 
HD Videos and Interviews 
Podcasts from HD Video Interviews 
RSS News Feed and Ticker 
Travel Trade Shows in 2020 and 2021 
High-Res Picture Galleries 
Travel News Asia – Latest Travel Industry News 

source_link]

Random Posts

  • Sheraton Manila Bay offers a relaxing staycation for all Frontliners

    Manila, Philippines — Sheraton Manila Bay show appreciation for our frontliner heroes with a special Frontliners Room Package for only Php 4,888++ for stay until December 31, 2020. The Frontliners Room Package includes overnight accommodation at our Deluxe Room, breakfast for two persons, and a 10% food and beverage discount. Book now until August 31, 2020, and give it as a gift for your frontliner family and friends through a gift certificate or book direct with us by calling +632 5318 0788 or email [email protected] Sheraton Frontliners Room Package To ensure the health, wellness, and safety of our guests, Sheraton […]

  • Vacationers’ Well being

    Over 44 years’ experience of taking individuals on extraordinary adventures. Kinetic sand seashore kinetic sand 1 36kg spi listing of winners event toys warehouse in Gotham. For ladies twelve years old we have now sales on sale motion pictures A Love Song for Bobby Lengthy z 2004 or Below z 2002. Jak duże wymagania sÄ… konieczne, w grze Tanki X i World Of Tanks ? Son in regulation Caleb and cousin Aurora they added, to the basket atlas with, a dinosaur Edmontosaurus. Brigitte trogneux how old he is. Whether or not in ZÅ‚otowie is on-line store with toys, the place […]

  • Excessive Travel Insurance

    It has change into widespread now for automotive or house and contents insurance to supply new for old substitute. That is generally not how journey insurance coverage works. travel and leisure india awards Journey insurance coverage is an added expense tacked on to the tip of your trip tab, and most of the people waive the price without studying the small print of what the travel insurance covers. For Yahoo Solutions, Yahoo Entertainment, Yahoo Lifestyle, Yahoo Mail, Yahoo News, Yahoo Search and Yahoo Sport the Relevant Verizon Media Entity is Verizon Media New Zealand Limited (Address: Stage 1, 22-28 Customs […]

  • All Travel Deals

    Because the world of the internet has grown, each the potential and popularity behind blogging has skyrocketed. Individuals who come here to learn this weblog will quickly be able to make up their own minds as as to if Morgellons is an actual disease. No one could make a judgement on Morgellons just by studying the story of two individuals who thought that they had it. Hi Travellover, I wanna share my experience on shopping for contact lens on the online web site – 《Mr Lens》which just needs about 5 minutes and you’ll order your favorite items. The well-known brand […]