Lao media get firsthand insight into tourism in Indonesia

Media representatives from Laos participated in a familiarisation trip (famtrip) to popular tourist destinations in Jakarta, Bali and Yogyakarta to learn about the culture of the Republic of Indonesia.
The familiarity and culture-sharing trip from August 16-23, the first programme of its kind, was attended by five journalists from Lao National Television, the Vientiane Mai newspaper and the Facebook page Talk To Teens, as well as this writer from the Lao Press in Foreign Languages, representing Vientiane Times.

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