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NAY PYI TAW : East Asian ministers are joining hands to build deeper regional tourism strength. 

As the region is home to natural beauty, unique historical sites and rich cultural traditions, tourism ministers and authorities have expressed their readiness to improve the ease of travel for visitors.

"We are trying to promote Asean as a destination by including two to three stops in one package," Mari Elka Pangestu, Indonesia's tourism and creative economy minister, told World Economic Forum participants in Myanmar last week.She said with greater integration and standardisation, the region's tourism sector is expected to grow by 10-20% in the coming years.

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