March 08, 2017 | 20:10 (GMT+7)
Cambodia, Thailand to set up tourism school
The Cambodian Ministry of Tourism and Thailand’s Rajamangala University of Technology Thanyaburi on March 7 inked a Memorandum of Understanding on building a tourism institute in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Speaking to reporters after the signing ceremony, Cambodian Tourism Minister Thong Khon said that the institute will help develop human resources, ensuring sustainable tourism development in Cambodia.
The 12th century Angkor Archeological Park in Siem Reap province. Photo: whc.unesco.org
Meanwhile, Prasert Pinpathomrat, President of the Thai university, said that the cooperation will help promote tourism ties between the two countries.
Tourism is one of four pillars of Cambodia’s economy.
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Hun Sen said that the country attracted 5 million foreign visitors in 2016, generating gross revenue of USD 3.4 billion.
He forecast that his country will gain revenue of USD 5 billion by welcoming 7 million international holiday-makers in 2020.
Cambodia is famous for the 12th century Angkor Archeological Park in Siem Reap province. In addition, the country has 450-kilometers of coastline stretching across four provinces in the country’s southwest.