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Asean, Chinese journalists explore beauty of Laos and Thailand

Thailand: Journalists from Asean countries and China this month are exploring the charms and beauty of Thailand and Laos as they experience world-famous tourist attractions.
This year is particularly important for the tourism industries of Laos and Thailand as both countries are in the midst of major promotional campaigns.

Asean and Chinese journalists see the sights in Thailand during a working visit.

During 2018, Thailand is celebrating its Amazing Thailand Tourism Year while Laos is marking Visit Laos Year.
The Confederation of Thai Journalists and Lao Journalists’ Association joined forces to invite Asean and China journalists to explore the beauty of the two nations on a Working Visit Programme from June 17-26.
The programme’s opening ceremony in Bangkok on Monday was attended by President of Confederation of Asean Journalists, MrThepchai Yong, President of the Confederation of Thai Journalists, MrPramedLekpetch, Minister of Tourism and Sports of Thailand, MrWeerasakKowsurat, and representatives of the Lao Journalists’ Association and Tourism Department, other officials and media.
“The internet is growing to spread information but the internet alone is not enough. When journalists are involved it makes the information more deeply explained,” MrWeerasak said.
Meanwhile, MrThepchai Young noted that “Thailand and Laos have their own unique history and culture. The two countries also boast world-famous tourist attractions so the visit to Thailand and Laos will be an unforgettable experience.”
In Thailand, the journalists are exploring the royal palace in Bangkok and visiting Ayuthaya province, which is the former capital of Thailand.
They will also visit the northeast Issan region of Thailand, UdonThani and NongKhai provinces, which connect with Vientiane.
The journalists will cross the Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge into Vientiane to explore the city before heading north to Vangvieng and LuangPrabang, which are well-known tourist destinations.
The Working Visit Programme is part of activities under the Action Plan adopted by the Confederation of Asean Journalists at its General Assembly held in Bangkok this year, aiming to foster closer cooperation among journalists and create better understanding between people in the region.

By KeoxomphouSakdavong
(Latest Update
June 20,

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