“Five countries, One destination” programme to be launched in 2016

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*800px-Mekong_River_(Luang_Prabang)A travel programme that will bring tourists to Bagan, Chiang Mai, Swanparabon, Vientiane, Siem Reap and Hue – all destinations that are part of the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) – will soon be launched, according to Myanmar’s Ministry of Hotels and Tourism.

The goal of the programme is to promote tourism in ACMECS countries – Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam, the ministry said.

Vice President Nyan Tun said on July 29 at the opening ceremony of 3rd CLMV and 2nd ACMECS Tourism Ministerial Meetings that the main aims of the establishment of ACMECS are to foster neighbourliness, to enhance peace and stability in the region and to promote sustainable and inclusive development in the participant countries in order to support the Asean Community in 2015 and beyond.

One of the eight priority cooperation areas of the ACMECS will be implemented from 2016 to 2018. This includes promotion of cross-border travel within the ACMECS countries and organisation of joint tourism marketing; promotion activities in order to realise the concept of Five Countries, One Destination”; promotion of travel facilitation, especially visa and transport facilitation; enhancement of capacity-building programs for tourism professionals and tourism stakeholders; and promotion of green and responsible tourism in the ACMECS region.



Source: Eleven Myanmar

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