Under the program approved by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the meeting will be an important part of the International Travel Expo 2012 in HCMC (ITE-HCMC 2012) taking place on September 13-15.
At the meeting, tourism ministers of the four countries will discuss the tourism cooperation plan for the 2012-2015 period.
Thailand will be invited to join the meeting to exploit tourism potentials and advantages, develop the image of “Five Countries-One Destination” and make the tourism in the Mekong River area more attractive to international tourists.
Together with the meeting, the organizers of ITE-HCMC 2012 are also under preparation for the meeting of mayors of the cities from the expanded Greater Mekong Sub-region, including Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Vientiane (Laos), Yangon (Myanmar), Kunming (China), Bangkok (Thailand), HCMC and Jeju and Busan in South Korea. This meeting will also focus on the tourism cooperation among the cities.