Students studying tourism across the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) gathered for an exchange at the Ho Chi Minh City Youth Cultural House on October 18.
The event embodies the spirit of a joint declaration released after the first HCM City meeting of GMS tourism city mayors in September last year.
The exchange attracted students from Phnom Penh (Cambodia), Bangkok (Thailand), Vientiane (Laos), and HCM City (Vietnam).
HCM City’s Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Deputy Director La Quoc Khanh highlighted this enthusiastic participation in his address to the opening ceremony. He commended strengthening the sense of solidarity shared by regional tourism sector students.
The contest selecting Young Regional Tourism Ambassadors will highlight the exchange. These ambassadors will form the basis for promotional and informational campaigns, assisting the development of the regional tourism market, Khanh said.
Cambodian Delegation Chief Tang Sochetkresna emphasised the exchange’s important role in linking the region’s five countries and tourism sectors, and the plethora of opportunities it offers participating students.
The exchange will last through to October 21 and includes a cooking contest and tours of HCM City’s famous attractions.