Posted on | September 20, 2011 | Comments Off
Cambodia plan to develop tourism up to the year of 2020
About 1.3 million International visitors arrived in Cambodia in semester one, 2011 reported 13.4 percent upsurge comparing to the responding period in 2010 that the Kingdom received more than 2.4 million visitors and also increased more than 16 percent if compared to 2009, Tourism Minister announces.
It is expected that about 2.8 millions tourists pour in Cambodia by the end of 2011, 3 millions-2012, 3.5 millions-2013, 4 millions-2014, and 4.5 millions-2015. Importantly, Cambodia plans to receive 7 millions tourists in 2020 in which US,000-US,000 millions revenue is expected to generate annually, and lifting the Kingdom to be one of the world-class tourist destination, according to Cambodia’s Minster of tourism H.E. Thong Khon said at the sum-up meeting of the clean resort competition and the tourist communities improvement seminar on August, 16 in Phnom Penh.
Excitingly, H.E. Tith Chantha, Director-General, Cambodia’ Ministry of Tourism feel optimistic that by the end of 2011, Cambodia can absorb more than 2.8 millions tourists and possibly reaches 3 millions.
“Due to the Cambodia-Thailand frontier conflict has been formalized recently, more tourists can pour in Cambodia through Thailand border checkpoints, and there is high possibility that we can receive more tourists, not only 2.8 million, he believes.
The Minister points out six strategies have already optimized in order to reach the desired goals:
Develop Cambodia tours products,
market study and tourism promotion, included system hotels in Cambodia
connection and transportation facilitation to reach tourist sites,
tourism security system and tourism impact management,
legal system and managing mechanism, and 6. human properties development serving in tourism.
Presently, according to Director-General, Cambodia’s tourism zones are updated from four zones (long been recognized) into six different regions due to the recognitions of newly discovered destinations:
Zone 1-Cultural attractions (Siem Reap, Phreah Vihear and its nearby areas)
Zone 2-Phnom Penh and its nearby provinces
Zone 3- The coastal areas (where recently recognized as member of the Club of World’s Most Beautiful Bays) Zone 4- The northeastern provinces (eco-tourism)
The two newly added zones are:
Zone 5- Provinces surrounding Tonle Sap Lake
Zone 6- The provinces along the link of Mekong River-Tonle Sap River, and Basak River,
1,883 Resorts are Blooming Entire Cambodia to Welcome Visitors Lately, Cambodia’s attractions have been reported to reach 1,883 resorts including 46 tourist communities which are blooming and potential for tourism development entire the country. Importantly, most of the sites are safe and available for visitations from locals and internationals, according to the latest report from the Cambodia’s Tourism Ministry.
Cambodian tourism has been prioritized in culture, and natural attraction sites, but new tourist products and resorts have been constantly developing to welcome first-time and revisit tourists such as cultural tourism, eco-tourism, agro-tourism, home-stay tourism, village-visit tourism, rural tourism, community-visit tourism, recreational tourism, sporting tourism, adventure tourism, and jungle trekking, ethnic tribe home stays, and so on.
Despites, Tourist communities’ developments are remarkably slow if compare to resort booming, but tourism communities which are people-based management will be more prosperous and beneficial, unlike resorts which are quasi-private ownerships, Minister of Tourism said.
It is fortunately that recently Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen decided to quit Titanium extraction at Gipath tourism community in Koh Kong to prevent negative impact to the attraction, and make the region a solely ecological tourism- based site to benefit the people so as to conserve the virgin nature there, according to the Minister.
He, anyway, proposed for the compilation of all resorts’ history in Cambodia making the documents useful for guides so as to easily develop the sites related to the background.
Responding to the optimism to maximize benefits from tourism, he, however warns to properly mange the negative impacts spread out by this smokeless industry on economy, culture, nature, and society as well. “In conforming to harvesting the fortunes, we have to ensure that our economy, culture, nature, and society are not negatively affected from tourism as well…”
He said adding that the expensive airfares really contribute widely to preventing tourists to decide for their stay in Cambodia.
But recently, the Kingdom has opened many direct flights from far and near-by countries to bring those peoples to Cambodia with cheaper travelling airfares.
Anyway, it is worth mentioning that Cambodia on July 28, 2009 established a movement of clean resort and good services to enhance tourism industry, and appreciated result can be notified since than on mainly the sanitation improvements on sites.
To effectively promote and ensure hygiene at those resorts, Ministry of Tourism sent requests to all provincials and cities governors to help ensure hygiene, deploy permanent cleaners, and build public restrooms into resorts, “The hygienic installations on resorts are the critical step we have to urge for completions in order to ensure the prosperity of this movement…,” Minister added.
In conform to the white gold, i.e. the rice; the government determines Tourism as the green gold, which benefits largely to the nation too. “Revenue gaining from tourism will be immediately injected into the economic pulse on the free-market economy manner by formulating professions for the people, and contribute vastly into the nation’s macro economic context,” he stressed.
i am Jackytan grew up with his parents in Hong Phong, a small town about 100 kilometres east of Hanoi, a rice growing area not far from Ha Long Bay. He developed a love of travel and art even as a boy and began to dream about living and working in the city.
i did attended primary and secondary school at Dong Trieu. He then attended Hanoi Industrial Fine Arts University, majoring in fine arts and language.
After graduating, i began work in the travel industry.
” A lot of people ask me why I don’t work as designer which is my first degree background. It is difficult to respond, but when I was in school I often went out to the countryside and remote places to capture all the beautiful spot to get inspiration for my fine art.”
“When I left university I followed my ambition of travelling and bringing tourists from four corner of the world to show them about our country’s history, traditional culture from mountain to the sea, from remote place to busy city. That’s why I decided to enter the tourism industry. ” now i am working as Production and marketing Executive for vietnam tour company who hold trip cross vietnam, laos and cambodia