BANGKOK – This year's Mekong Tourism Forum will become a short virtual affair after the live event in Bagan was postponed until February 15-16, 2021.
Organisers Mekong Tourism Consulting Office (MTCO) were concerned that delegates would be wary of attending this year’s August 25-26 events because of coronavirus restrictions.
“While nobody can predict if travel will actually be possible in February and whether people will be comfortable in being together at a conference with hundreds of delegates, we are now setting the new dates, and hope for the best,” said MTCO executive director, Jens Thraenhart.
“We will be working hard with the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism of Myanmar, the private sector organisations led by the Myanmar Tourism Federation and the various domestic travel trade associations, as well as regional and international MICE experts, to ensure a safe event with appropriate hygiene measurements in place.”
Vietnam will now be the host of the Mekong Tourism Forum in 2022.