Joint Cambodia, Laos tour packages
Cambodia and Laos, in a bid to promote bilateral tourism, will create joint tour packages to facilitate the visit of tourists to both countries.
The tour packages will focus on provinces, in both countries, that lie on either side of the Mekong river.
Stung Treng sits on Cambodia’s northern border with Champassak province in Laos, at the point where the Mekong River drives into Cambodia after swirling around southern Laos’ 4,000 islands.
“Champassak in Laos and Stung Treng in Cambodia have agreed to jointly advertise their historic temples and eco-tourism spots to tourists,” said a Ministry of Tourism statement.
The ministry also stated that the Champassak provincial tourism department would also arrange tour packages for Laotians to visit Cambodia.
The decision to run joint tour packages was the result of a study tour to Champassak province organized by the ministry.
Visitors from Laos to Cambodia fell in the first 11 months of last year. Numbers dropped more than 10 percent to 314,415 from 349,759 in the same period a year earlier but Laos was still number five on the list of international visitors to Cambodia, according to the Tourism Ministry.
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