TOURISM ministers from six countries, including Cambodia, agreed Thursday on guidelines to link visitor routes in bid to boost South-east Asia’s tourist trail. Representatives from Cambodia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam gathered together in Siem Reap province on Thursday to approve the “Siem Reap-Angkor Road Map 2010-2015”. It is hoped that by linking transportation routes and promoting cultural tourism, member countries can cooperate, develop and attract arrivals from around the globe to the region. The six countries will now have to follow guidelines and policies mentioned in the road map, Tith Chan Tha, Director General of the Tourism Industry Department, confirmed.
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