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Subregional Seminar on River Cruise Tourism for CLMV

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RiverOpeningGroup Photo with the Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand (front row center) after the opening RiverPanelPanel DiscussionRiverObserverThai observers listening to the presentations

Date : March 27, 2012

Place : Bangkok

Tourism & Exchange Division conducted the Subregional River Cruise Tourism Seminar for CLMV (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam) in Bangkok as follows:

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●ASEAN-Japan Centre’s tourism activities on CLMV
  -Mr. In Thoeun, Director, Tourism & Exchange Division

●River Cruise Program and Operation in Myanmar
   -Mr. Thet Lwin Toh (Managing Director, Myanmar Voyages
      International Tourism Co., Ltd.)

●River Cruise Program and Operation in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam
   -Representative of each country

●River cruise Program and Operation in Thailand
 -Mr. Peter Sombooncharoen (Vice President, Maekong Delta
     Travel Agency Co., Ltd.)

●Panel Discussion and Q&A

The Centre invited 16 stakeholders from CLMV to the seminar, and 40 observers from the Thai travel trade were in attendance as well.

During the Panel Discussion, active discussion took place, as some participants raised actual problems that they faced in operating Mekong river cruises, unique river cruise programs of this region and which typically involves a several CLMV countries.