ASEAN tourism development committees hold meetings on videoconference

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ASEAN tourism development committees hold meetings via videoconference on progress of implementation in tourism sector on 22 and 23 June. PHOTO: MNA

The 9th edition meeting of ASEAN Sustainable and Inclusive Tourism Development Committee and the 9th edition meeting of ASEAN Tourism Resourcing, and Monitoring and Evaluation Committee were held on 22 and 23 June. The first meeting was chaired by Malaysia, together with the joint vice-chairs from Laos and Thailand, while the second meeting was presided over by Cambodia, with the vice-chair of Myanmar. The two meetings discussed mid-term monitoring on the ASEAN tourism strategic plan and relief plan for the impacts of COVID-19. Surveys will be conducted on recommendations of relevant committees in preparing a report to be released in ASEAN tourism forum.
Participant countries also discussed the report of ASEAN Secretariat on receiving technical and other assistance from other blocs, assessments on implementation of member countries on the targeted plans for 2020 and schemes for 2021, the balance of budget in ASEAN Tourism fund. The meetings approved to update report on relief plan for ASEAN tourism industry and the latest recommendations of member countries. The meeting was joined by the Deputy Director-General, the Director and officials from the Directorate of Hotels and Tourism. The committee meetings are scheduled to convene in Singapore in early October 2020 if there is no serious threat of the pandemic.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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