City to host Exchange Program for Tourism Students of GMS

Ho Chi Minh City will host an Exchange Program for tourism students for the development of the Greater Mekong Sub-Region, scheduled to take place from August 27-31.

Le Hoang Quan, chairman of HCMC People’s Committee (R) receives his counterparts from Phnom Penh (Cambodia) and Vientian (Laos) in a meeting of Mekong Sub-regional tourism cities' mayors last September. (Photo: SGGP)

Student groups from Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Vientiane (Laos), Yangon (Myanmar), Bangkok (Thailand) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) will participate in the event.

The program is being organized after a successful meeting of 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.

By My Hanh – Translated by Kim Khanh

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