Mason Florence

President, Talisman Media

Mason Florence

President, Talisman Media

Biography

A native New Yorker, Mason Florence moved to Thailand in 2002 after 12 years in Japan as a Kyoto-based correspondent for The Japan Times newspaper and a travel guide book author for Lonely Planet publications (titles include Japan, Kyoto, Hiking in Japan, Vietnam, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Southeast Asia, etc.). As founder of Talisman Media Group, he has created publications including Bangkok 101 magazine (www.bangkok101.com) andBAM!, the Bangkok Art Map (www.bangkokartmap.com). Since 2008 Mason has been executive director of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), an intergovernmental body uniting the national tourism organizations (NTOs) of the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) and working to promote the six countries along the Mekong River as a single travel destination.

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