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Published on Thursday, July 2, 2020

Live webcast: Starting the Mekong tourism recovery


International borders remain closed to tourists across the Greater Mekong region but domestic  travel is slowly resuming The region is in a transition phase.

Learn more about how the region is collaborating and what 'new normal' tourism will look like across Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, and southern China in the months ahead.

Charlie Kao, Publisher of TravelMole Media Group moderates the first of two live discussions on Friday, July 3, 2020 to explore ways to kickstart the region's tourism and offer insights for tourist businesses.

Join Jens Thraenhart, executive director of Mekong Tourism and key tourism leaders from across the Greater Mekong.


Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Myanmar, Laos, & southern China border the Mekong River.  They receive over 70 million visitors yearly, not counting the over half a billion who visit Yunnan in southern China.

Livecast Friday, July 3, 2020: 4pm  Bangkok; 10 am London; 4pm New York (register here)



Mekong River basin overview

When will travellers from SE Asia, UK & Europe and North America be welcomed, without quarantine

Health and distancing policies at attractions, shops and restaurants

What are the traditional itineraries and activities. And, what ones recommended for those who are concerned about distancing?


Country Representative Speakers

Mekong Tourism - Mr. Jens Thraenhart, Executive Director of Mekong Tourism

Myanmar - Mr. Bertie Lawson, CEO of Sampan Travel Myanmar

Laos  - Ms. Duangmala, Managing Director of Exo Travel Laos

Cambodia - Mr. Nick Ray, Director of Hanuman Travel Cambodia & Lonely Planet Author

Viet Nam - Mr. Bobby Nguyen, CEO of Mekong Rustic Viet Nam

Thailand - Mr. Willem Niemeijer, CEO of Yaana Ventures

China  - Mr. Brian Linden, Owner Linden Center Dali/China

Moderator:  Mr. Charlie Kao, Publisher, TravelMole Media Group


Livecast Friday, July 3, 2020: 4pm  Bangkok; 10 am London; 4pm New York (register here)

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