Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam have been promoting tourism connectivity by exploring the potential of attracting more visitors to explore the three countries’ bordering provinces during aa joint tourism promotion program on September 12. The meeting which was attended by government officials and representatives from hotel and guesthouse associations as well as tour operators of the three countries took place in Vietnam’s southern coastal Binh Thuan province on September 12 .
Deputy Minister of Information Culture and Tourism, Mr Chaleune Warinthrasak led a Lao delegation comprising representatives from four southern provinces of Champassak, Saravan, Xekong and Attapeu, hotel and guest house associations and tour operators to attend the conference.
The conference sought to tighten tourism connectivity between Vietnam’s central coastal, Central Highlands, and southeast regions, and provinces from southern Laos and north-eastern Cambodian provinces.
Lao officials attending the conference said it was important as it sought to define joint tourism promotion programs among the three countries’ shared provinces.
Mr Chaleune was quoted by Vietnam Plus as saying that Vietnam’s beaches were attractive to the Lao and Cambodian provinces, and connectivity among the three countries’ localities promisingly created a sustainable tourism brand in the future.
Chairman of the Binh Thuan provincial People’s Committee Le Tien Phuong said exclusive international integration showed close tourism cooperation was important to appropriately utilise tourism resources, bring into full play advantages of each region and locality, create competitiveness for products, and improve the capacity of travel agencies, according to Vietnam Plus.