Mekong Tourism Forum 2018

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป really blessed ๐Ÿ˜‡ that she was being selected โœ… & exclusively invited ๐Ÿ“ฉ๐Ÿ“ง๐Ÿ’Œ to join Mekong Tourism Forum 2018 (MTF2018) ๐ŸŒ which hosted by & in collaboration with,

  • The Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Ministry of Tourism & Sports
  • The Tourism Authority of Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ
  • The Provincial Government of Nakhon Phanom
  • The Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO)

Great thanks ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป for trusting #siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป, really appreciate the opportunities given ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Domestic flight ๐Ÿ›ซ boarding with Air Asia โค๏ธ from Bangkok, Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Arrival at airport with warm welcome by MTF2018

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Then, checked-in to hotel ๐Ÿข , it’sย Fortune View Khong Hotel & with a lovely ๐Ÿ˜ room view to Mekong river ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง

More of her recent Nakhon Phanom’s attractions, food & hotel stay review ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ via SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป’s top contributor ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปaccount withย  ๐ŸŒ



The 6๏ธโƒฃ member countries of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) i.e.ย Cambodia ๐Ÿ‡ฐ๐Ÿ‡ญ , China ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ณ (Yunnan Province & Guangxi Autonomous Region), Laos ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ , Myanmar ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฒ , Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ & Vietnam ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ

All have banded together ๐Ÿค to jointly promote sub-regional tourism product development, market the GMS as a single travel destination & stage the annual MTF ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

3๏ธโƒฃ main objectives to achieve via MTF 2018,

  • To raise โฌ†๏ธ the profile of the GMS as a single tourist destination๐Ÿ“
  • To provide an industry-wide platform for the public & private sectors to address sub-regional tourism issues ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
  • To expand marketing networks ๐ŸŒ & opportunities for promoting the GMS & pool collective resourcesย to create intra-industry synergies ๐Ÿค

MTF ๐ŸŒ is an annual event for the travel industry professionals dedicated to putting the GMS on the global ๐ŸŒ travel map ๐Ÿ—บ

MTF2018 ๐ŸŒ was held from 26 June to 29 June 2018 at Nakhon Phanom province of Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ Very green beautiful ๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ˜ landscapes ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ—พcaptured from flight โœˆ๏ธ๐Ÿ›ฉ Love much ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’š

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Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ @siennylovesdrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€™s 1๏ธโƒฃst #visit to #NakhonPhanom ~ A province of #Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ which situated at the #MekongRiver ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง, bordering to Lao PDR ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ, the city in North Eastern Thailand boosts Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ, Lao ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ & Vietnamese ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ cultural influences @mytefl_teachntravel . Itโ€™s an important Buddhist sites, as well as modern infrastructure, convenient road ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš•๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš & air ๐Ÿ›ซ connectivity . Love ๐Ÿ’— its beautiful ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿคฉlandscape ๐Ÿž๐Ÿ—พ noted from flight ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿ›ฌ journey, a must visit province whenever you travel to North Eastern Thailand ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ The local people are very welcoming & friendly ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ . Do stay tune for her next postings about the ethnic groups visit at the villages as well as her #travel #blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ via #blog link ๐ŸŒat her profile . @AirAsia @officialtravel360 #airasia #travel360 #GreaterMekongSubregion #GMS #TransformingTravelTransformingLives #TourismMekong #Mekong #MTCO #MTF2018 #MekongTourismForum2018 #MekongTourismForum #MekongTourism #AirAsia #Thailand #MekongExperiences #DestinationMekong #MekongMinis #MekongMoments #travels #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing

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It’s situated at the Mekong River ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง, bordering to Lao PDR ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ, the city in North Eastern Thailand boosts Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ, Lao ๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ & Vietnamese ๐Ÿ‡ป๐Ÿ‡ณ cultural influences, an important Buddhist sites, as well as modern infrastructure, convenient road ๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš•๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš & air ๐Ÿ›ซ connectivity

MTF 2018 ๐ŸŒ โ€™s theme is ~ โ€œTransforming Travel, Transforming Livesโ€ ~ inspired by Jeremy Smith๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ, editor of Travindy & author of the recent book ๐Ÿ“’ โ€œTransforming Travelโ€ It aligns with the travelers ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ today are seeking a more transformative & soul-enriching experiences

Of course tourism can be an important catalyst in changing the peopleโ€™s lives for the better through the mutual understanding & acting more responsibly โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Guess whatโ“โ‰๏ธ

MTF 2018 ๐ŸŒ with awesome Go Green ๐Ÿ’š ideas ~ it’s a plastic free ๐Ÿ†“ forumโ€ผ๏ธ

Upon registration ๐Ÿ“, she received her media badge ๐Ÿ”– which made with cardboard (without the usual plastic card case) & a handmade lanyard by the local people from the villages. Ohh my…Really touching her heart ๐Ÿ’—, it’s so beautifully ๐Ÿ˜ handmade. Superb love โค๏ธ itโ€ผ๏ธ

So far, this is the most beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ & meaningful โ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ’š media tag ๐Ÿ”– ever received by SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป

She has received from MTF 2018 ๐ŸŒ, 1๏ธโƒฃ bamboo ๐ŸŽ‹ straw which made byย Bamboo Lao ๐ŸŽ‹๐Ÿ‡ฑ๐Ÿ‡ฆ with aim to reduce โฌ‡๏ธ the use of plastic straws during this forum ๐ŸŒ

Of course to reduce โฌ‡๏ธ plastic bags, MTF 2018 ๐ŸŒ has distributed a traditional bag ๐Ÿ’ผ produced by the villages, this bag ๐Ÿ’ผ has became her handy travel companion to carry her ipad mini, phone ๐Ÿ“ฑ , refillable bottle ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’งetc. from this forum onwards ๐Ÿ˜ƒ Don’t you think it’s a lovely ๐Ÿ˜ accessories to her #OOTDโ“โ‰๏ธ๐Ÿค—

Hmm…A designed limited edition refillable water ๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿ’ง bottle (2๏ธโƒฃnd year as she was told) to raise โฌ†๏ธ awareness of plastic free ๐Ÿ†“ for all its delegates ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ However, all 500 bottles pending custom clearance & hence not able to distribute as supposed. So disappointed as she was so looking forward to receiving it from the forum & would love โค๏ธ to use it whenever she travels ๐Ÿ›ซ๐Ÿš‚๐ŸšŒ๐Ÿš๐Ÿš—๐Ÿš•๐ŸšŠaround โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜Œ Gonna buy 1๏ธโƒฃ herself to reduce single use plastics from her next travels โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜

A mobile app ๐Ÿ“ฒ designed in collaboration with ZipEvent to enhance the interactions between delegates ๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ, forum programme details as well as Slido App for the delegates for interactive Q&A โ“during the forum ๐Ÿ˜Š

Love โค๏ธ & enjoyed this paperless forumโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‰

Bravo๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป SiennyLovesDrawing ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป is a Go Green โœ…โ™ป๏ธ๐Ÿ’š supporter as always โœŒ๐Ÿป

There were 8๏ธโƒฃ thematic strategy workshops hosted & all conducted in the 8๏ธโƒฃ ethnic community villages around Nakhon Phanom ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ She also got a limited-edition MTF 2018 shirt ๐Ÿ‘šfrom her village experience ๐Ÿ˜ She just can’t wait to show off more of her village #OOTD ๐Ÿ‘š in her next blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ with you all

She really enjoyed these brilliant ideasโ€ผ๏ธ By visiting & engaging with the local communities๐Ÿ‘ญ๐Ÿ‘ฌ๐Ÿ‘ซ, she was able to interact with the local people as 1๏ธโƒฃ of the many delegates. Vice versa the local people also able to interact with the many delegates from worldwide ๐Ÿ—บ๐ŸŒ too

So, transforming travel transforming lives โœŒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Yeahโ€ผ๏ธ๐Ÿ˜ฒ She just can’t wait to share her travel journey learnt more in depth of local Thai ๐Ÿ‡น๐Ÿ‡ญ cultures, especially gained from theย MTF 2018 ๐ŸŒ Thematic Village Experience, she has went for Eco Tourism at Tai Saek Village ๐Ÿคฉ i.e. 1๏ธโƒฃ of the 8๏ธโƒฃ ethic villages around Nakhon Phanom


Do stay tune for her next blogging ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿ“ sharing about her memorable travel ๐Ÿ›ซ๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ•ถ๐Ÿงข experiences gainedโ—๏ธ๐Ÿคฉ

Ohh…MTF2019 will be held at Yunnan, let’s go๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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Updated 20.7.2018 2pm

Yeahโ€ผย Just received the digital certificate of appreciation for SiennyLovesDrawingย ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปย from this B2B trip๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป


#TransformingTravelTransformingLives #TourismMekong #Mekong #MTCO #MTF2018 #MekongTourismForum2018 #MekongTourismForum #MekongTourism #AirAsia #Thailand #NakhonPhanom #MekongExperiences #DestinationMekong #MekongMinis #MekongMoment #BuddhistTourismย #plasticfree #plasticfreevent #travel #travels #travelling #forum #RefillNotLandfill #TravelTrade #TravelIndustry #Tourism #blog #blogging #blogger #bloggers #influencer #influencers #siennylovesdrawing #ChildSafeTourism #GMS #GreaterMekongSubregion #bangkok #Cambodia #China #Yunnan #GuangxiAutonomousRegion #Laos #Myanmar #Vietnam


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