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Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office

The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) is administered out of the offices of the Department of Tourism of the Ministry of Tourism and Sports of Thailand, based in Bangkok, and was established with funding from the six governments of Cambodia, People's Republic of China, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Viet Nam and Thailand,  which represent the Greater Mekong Sub-region (GMS). A common goal of both of public and private sectors in all countries is to create sustainable tourism profit. 

Role in programme(s):


In the framework of the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative, the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office commits to:

  • Encouraging affiliated organisations and businesses or partners to join the Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and advising them to better manage plastics in their operations through promotion via communication channels and support from member governments as well as creation of initiatives aligned to the common vision.

  • Communicating successes to affiliated organisations and businesses, partners, travellers and key local stakeholders through communication channels, support of member governments and creation of initiatives aligned to the common vision.