Ho Chi Minh City will host an Exchange Program for tourism students for the development of the Greater Mekong Sub-Region from October 17-21.
Accordingly, student groups of 10 from Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Vientiane (Laos), Yangon (Myanmar), Bangkok (Thailand) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) will participate in the event.
They will join exchange of cultures, enjoy local food and visit destinations in Ho Chi Minh City.
There will be a contest for a young tourism ambassador for the Greater Mekong Sub-Region.
The Exchange Program is being organized after a successful meeting of the Mekong Sub-Regional Tourism Cities in HCMC last September.
Tourism officials of Lao, Cambodia and Vietnam gathered at the meeting and signed a mutual agreement on organizing tourism conferences every year to cooperate and develop the Greater Mekong Sub-Region; strengthen training of human resources for tourism; encourage cultural exchanges and activities; and preserve the traditional customs and cultures of the three countries.
The conference was one of the many activities during the 8th International Travel Expo-Ho Chi Minh City (ITE-HCMC) in 2012.