Cambodia promotes tourist attractions at Medan roadshow

PHNOM PENH (The Phnom Penh Post/Asia News Network): The Ministry of Tourism has announced that it will hold a sightseeing tour in Medan, Indonesia from June 21-25 to connect with tour operators and drive visitors to Cambodia , as the Kingdom tries to position itself as a destination for sports tourism and exhibitions ahead of the 2023 SEA Games.

The Ministry of Tourism announced on May 26 that the event, titled “Cambodian Tourism Roadshow: Visit Cambodia NEXT as a Safe, Warm, Clean and Green Tourism Destination”, aims to promote the potential of the Cambodian tourism sector and strengthen relations between the private sector of the two countries to increase sales of Cambodian tour packages in the Indonesian market.

The ministry said it hopes with the event to promote Cambodia’s attractiveness as a destination for MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) facilities and a destination for sporting events through the Southeast Asian Games. East (SEA) of 2023, in which the Kingdom must participate. welcome next May.

He said the event “follows the spirit” and agenda set at the recent ASEAN Tourism Ministerial Meeting, which encouraged member states to consider opening up to tourists, especially of the region.

The ministry said that the organization of the roadshow is in line with the vision established by the second phase 2022-2023 (relaunch) of Cambodia’s tourism rehabilitation roadmap.

The ministry also called on all tourism-related businesses, industry associations and other relevant private enterprises “to participate to seize the opportunity to promote and sell Cambodian tour packages in the Indonesian market.”

The announcement said the ministry would hold a press conference and sales roundtable between Cambodian sellers and Indonesian buyers, as well as a workshop on the Kingdom’s travel destinations for about 200 tourism companies and major industry bodies. indonesians.

Prak Vuthy, director of the ministry’s overseas marketing and promotion department, told the Post that the roadshow has already taken place in the Philippines and the ministry will seek to organize it in other countries in the Philippines. ‘ASEAN in the future.

“We are organizing the Cambodian tourism roadshow in Indonesia to engage with the private sector … because the Asean countries have now mostly reopened. We want them to organize organized trips to Cambodia,” he said. declared.

Vuthy added that the latest tourism roadshow, held in the Philippines, had attracted significant interest and participation, and that companies from the host country were “happy that Cambodia is the first among other countries [to host a tourism event]being the first country to reopen”.

He said that after the conclusion of this event, many Philippine travel agencies are committed to organizing a Cambodia tour package.

The Ministry of Tourism has received government approval to organize the Cambodian Tourism Roadshow in Vietnam, Singapore and several other countries in the region to connect with private tourism companies and promote Cambodian tourism, as almost all countries in the ASEAN region begin to reopen. tourists after the decrease in national cases of Covid-19.

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