16 Aug 2012
The 3rd Meeting of ACMECS Tourism Working Group was held in Siem Reap on Aug. 14 to continue developing and improving the tourism cooperation among the member-countries – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
Attending the meeting were H.E. Tith Chantha, Director-General of the Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia, the representatives from the member countries and from the concerned ministries and agencies.
ACMECS is the economic cooperation framework called the “Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy” joined by Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
The meeting was focused on promoting and advertising a common tourism-market in the ACMECS region through the implementation of the “Five Countries, One Tourism Destination” strategy.
With the strategy, H.E. Tith Chantha said, tourist transits across the international borders of the ACMECS would be facilitated and the flights among the ACMECS countries with the international flights would be connected.
The Royal Government of Cambodia regards the tourism area as “Green Gold”, a priority area to contribute to the socioeconomic development, job creation and income increasing, thus helping alleviate poverty in the country.