RSOAP was invited to represent UNWTO at the 3rd Annual Mekong Innovative Startups in Tourism (MIST). MIST is an initiative of the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office established by the governments of the six Greater Mekong Subregion countries – Cambodia, the People’s Republic of China, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Thailand, and Viet Nam.
MIST was set up to help integrate Greater Mekong Subregion travel startups into the global travel and tourism ecosystem, promote innovation, and help local firms thrive in the globally competitive tourism industry.
RSOAP attended with Deputy Manager International Relations and Research, Alcinda Trawen participating in two (2) Panel Sessions giving awareness and promoting UNWTO programs namely the 2nd Annual Startup Competition and the Affiliate Members program.
Number attended – Approximately 60 attendees of travel, tourism industry in Mekong Region.
Including senior executives from the Travel and Tourism as well as Travel Technology industry including the CEO of PATA, CEO of Exo Travel, Chairman of Khiri Travel, VP of Minor Group, as well as executives from Dusit International, Amadeus, 500 Startups, Techsauce, the Mekong Business Council, Sasin School of Business, Xpedite Capital Partners, the Thailand Digital Startup Institute, Lykke Studios, Go Real Asia, the Tourism Authority of Thailand, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the Women’s Initiative for Startups and Entrepreneurship, and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
Press release on MIST 2019 Winners https://mist.asia/2019-mist-winners-announced/