An international workshop on cooperation to develop tourism between the central provinces of Thua Thien – Hue , Quang Tri and Quang Binh with Laos and Thailand took place in the central city of Hue on November 30.

Thua Thien – Hue , Quang Tri and Quang Binh boast diversified to geography and ecology as well as potentials of culture and heritage. Local tourist attractions such as the ancient capital of Hue (Thua Thien-Hue province), Phong Nha-Ke Bang Cavern (Quang Binh), and other holiday destinations are popular with tourists. The region also has advantages in its transport routes, especially the East-West economic corridor, which connects Laos and Thailand towards the East Sea for developing tourism.

At the workshop, the Culture - Tourism industry in localities as well as tourism firms expressed concerns about cooperation to in the field and the strengths of each locality for joint development, with a special focus on developing the East-West economic corridor.

Representatives from the tourism industries of Vietnam, Laos and Thailand put forward a plan for closer cooperation in exploiting tourism’s strength and potential of the East-West economic corridor;

A series of memoranda of understanding on joint coordination programme and the improvement of the quality of tourism services as well as a strategy for sharing the tourist market, distributing and marketing tourism products and other services were signed on this occasion./.