The ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan working group convened a two-day meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, from December 1 to seek to promote tourism development of the ASEAN member states.

A tourist site in Myanmar. (Source:

Tit Chantha, Secretary of State of the Cambodian Tourism Ministry, said the meeting aims to bring the ASEAN Tourism Strategic Plan for 2016-2025 up for discussion and implementation at the ASEAN Tourism Forum in January 2016 in the Philippines.

With the results achieved in 2011-2015, the member countries are expected to prepare more carefully for the 2016-2025 plan with a view to turning ASEAN into an appealing destination for international visitors, he said.

ASEAN groups Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

Source: VNA