Mekong Tourism Forum 2015

Mekong Tourism Forum Provides Conference Apps for Android and iOS

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BANGKOK, 12 June, 2015 – As part of an organization-wide initiative to digitize the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO), the Mekong Tourism Forum June 15-19 in Da Nang, Viet Nam, is launching a mobile conference app for iOS (Apple) and Android devices for free download for MTF delegates.

The app was developed in sponsorship by Guiddoo, an award-winning travel technology company.

Jens Thraenhart, Executive Director of MTCO, said the apps “would create a greener more personalized event,” that allowed delegates to facilitate meet-ups, conduct real-time messaging and has extensive details on the program, speakers, and session descriptions.

Guiddoo’s founder, Vineet Budki is also presenting at the Mekong Tourism Social Media Boot Camp on June 16 on how travel and tourism organizations can leverage mobile to promote experiences and engage with travelers.

The mobile apps can be downloaded via the following links: Apple iOS – and‎ ‎ Android –

Attendance at the Mekong Tourism Forum from June 15-19 is free for travel-related stakeholders, but conditional on pre-event registration. More information can be found at

Download the entire program in PDF


About Mekong Tourism:
The 2015 Mekong Tourism Forum in Da Nang, Viet Nam from June 15-19, features four events during four days, at zero cost registration free, including the Mekong Tourism Marketing Workshop, the Mekong Tourism Social Media Boot Camp, the Mekong Tourism Investment Summit, and the main Mekong Tourism Symposium to focus on bring public and private sector together to collaborate, discuss, and debate on key issues to position the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS) as a single tourism destination, promoting multi-country travel to secondary destinations. In addition, MTF15 will provide engaging networking, beautiful evening functions, a movie screening of an award-winning feature film, cooking demonstrations by Koto students during breaks, and a host destination ranked as one of the top ten beach destinations in the world. Don’t miss out: reserve your place, and register for free at Please like us on Facebook and Instagram, and follow us on Twitter and Pinterest: @TourismMekong. Use hashtags #TourismMekong and #MTF15.

What’s happening this MTF 2015?

1. Mekong Tourism Marketing Workshop (in collaboration with UNWTO, PATA, ATTA, GSTC, and Thammasat University) – private and public sector collaboration on product development, aligned to the new Mekong Tourism Marketing Strategy, focusing on key themes and thematic routes in the GMS; from food, cruise, and community based tourism, to adventure tourism.

2. Mekong Tourism Social Media Boot-Camp (in collaboration with Digital Innovation Asia) educating the industry on the importance of digital, social, and mobile. The event features experts from facebook, Tripadvisor, Dragon Trail (China), Rezgo (Canada), Guiddoo (India).

3. Mekong Tourism Investment Summit (in collaboration with HVS, Horwath, and C9 Hotelworks) debating investment opportunities, risks, and challenges in the GMS, to create innovative partnerships by hoteliers, airliners, tour operators, cruise companies, banks and public sector.

4. Mekong Tourism Symposium – the main event of the Mekong Tourism Forum focusing on the MTF2015 theme “Unlocking the Potential of Mekong Tourism via Innovative Partnerships”. This year, the Mekong Tourism Symposium” is emceed by award-winning author, and TV host and travel journalist Peter Greenberg of CBS News.

5. Movie Screening: Gringo Trails – introduced by the film’s director and producer, movie screening of the award-winning feature film “Gringo Trails”, showing the unanticipated impact of tourism on cultures, economies, and the environment.

6. Post Tours – exciting tours to explore the region, including Da Nang City (including Marble Mountains and Son Tra Peninsula), Hoi An City (a beautiful UNESCO heritage town), and the Ba Na Hills.

Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office
Mr. Kris Dhiradityakul
MTCO Operations Manager
Tel: +66 2612 4150-1
Email: [email protected]

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