Mekong Tourism Forum 2018

Blogger Matchup Application Form

Application for Hosted Blogger and Social Influencer Program at the 2017 Mekong Tourism Forum

Great opportunity for successful travel bloggers and social media influencers to participate in the most important annual travel and tourism conference in the Greater Mekong Subregion. Opportunity to engage with travel and tourism professionals from the region, network with peers from public and private sector, learn and engage in interactive sessions, as well as get inspired by world-class keynotes – and for the first time: participate in the Blogger Matchup at MTF 2017.

We have 10 spots available for travel bloggers and social influencers as part of our Hosted Media Program for MTF 2017. Please apply below if you are interested.

Note: We also have limited spots available for  (1) Partly Hosted Media (doesn’t include flight tickets), and (2) Accredited Media (doesn’t include flight tickets and accommodation, but all other media privileges as stated below.


The Hosted Media Program includes the following:

> Return Economy Air Flight from Bangkok (BKK or DMK) to Luang Prabang (LPQ)

> Five (5) nights accommodation in Luang Prabang

> Participation in Blogger Matchup Session on June 6.

> Entrance to all MTF 2017 events, including plenary, break-through sessions, evening functions on June 7-8. (Registration required)

> Participation in MTF 2017 Post Tours on June 9. (Registration required)

> Accredited Media Privileges for specific media access to interviews and other media-only programs (TBA)


Selected Bloggers in the Hosted Media Program are required as a minimum to (1) promote the Mekong Tourism Forum and the Blogger Matchup Session via their channels, (2) actively report about the sessions as well as Luang Prabang via blog and social media posts by tagging #TourismMekong from the event, (3) participate in all registered sessions as Media, (4) submit a quote and a post article about either (a) travel experience in Luang Prabang and Laos, (b) MTF 2017 in general, and/or (c) a specific break-through session.


Blogger Matchup @ Mekong Tourism Forum (BMU@MTF):

During MTF 2017, we will be organizing a Bloggger Matchup Session on June 6 at 2:30pm (Sanakeo Boutique Hotel). The aim is to connect social influencers with travel and tourism operators in Luang Prabang and the Mekong Region. This interactive session includes discussions on how travel operators can best work with bloggers, as well as what travel operators are looking for from bloggers to create mutual benefits. We will also look at some successful blogger campaign case studies for inspiration.  BMU@MTF ends with one-on-one interaction between bloggers and operators to build business opportunities for both parties.


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