Representatives from ASEAN member countries are taking part in ASEAN Tourism Committee Meetings in Luang Prabang province to review tourism activities and finalize plans for tourism development and promotion.
Deputy Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism, Ounethouang Khaophanh, took part in the opening ceremony of the meetings, which would run from April 2-7.
Opening the meeting, he said “It is my greatest honor and pleasure to extend my warmest welcome to all delegations of ASEAN member states for attending these significant meetings and the Regional Workshop on ASEAN Mutual Recognition Arrangement on Tourism Professionals Work Plan 2018-2022, here in the charming UNESCO World Heritage City of Luang Prabang.”
“As you have learnt, tourism is one of the most significant and priority sectors. It contributes to economic development, and generates a huge amount of income and jobs in the ASEAN region and worldwide.”
To ensure tourism in the ASEAN region develops consistently, ASEAM Tourism Committee Meetings and related meetings have been held several times in ASEAN countries, under the ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan 2016-2025, he added.
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