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30th ASEAN Tourism Forum ends in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua) – The 30th Southeast Asian
Nations (ASEAN) Tourism Forum concluded on Friday evening with a closer
cooperation among ASEAN countries and its dialogue partners, said
Cambodian Tourism Minister Thong Khon at the closing ceremony.
“Our great achievement made in the forum this year is the adoption
of the ASEAN tourism strategic plan 2011-2015 aimed to turn the ASEAN
into a world class tourist destination by 2015,” he told about 400
participants.
“Besides this, I hope that buyers and sellers have met their
business partners for future cooperation,” he said, adding that the
forum also created a closer environment of cooperation among ASEAN
countries and ASEAN with dialogue partners including China, Japan,
South Korea, India and Russia.
The 30th ASEAN Tourism Forum kicked off on Jan. 15.
During the event, there had been a series of meetings of ASEAN
tourism ministers, ASEAN tourism ministers+3 (China, Japan and South
Korea) and ASEAN tourism ministers+ India and Russia.
Also, there was the ASEAN Travel Exchange with the participation of
up to 1,500 sellers with 512 booths from hotels, airline companies,
tour operators and travel agencies in ASEAN countries and 466 buyers
from the ASEAN, Asia, Europe and the United States of America.
The 31st ATF will be held in Indonesia in 2012.
The ASEAN consists of Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. 
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