Ambassador: Cambodia is First-Choice Tourist Destination for Australians
AKP Phnom Penh, May 28, 2020 --
Cambodia is considered as the first-choice tourist destination by Australians as COVID-19 pandemic threat is dying down.
The trend was shared by H.E. Pablo Chiho Kang, Australian Ambassador to Cambodia when meeting with H.E. Thong Khon Cambodian Minister of Tourism (MoT) at the ministry on Tuesday afternoon.
In the meeting, H.E. Pablo Chiho Kang also shared his deep impression on tourist destinations in Cambodia, especially in the areas he used to visit, such as Siem Reap, Battambang, northeastern and coastal provinces.
The diplomat stressing that he and his colleagues have continued to encourage Australian visitors to Cambodia, and anticipate more of them coming after the pandemic is over.
H.E. Thong Khon thanked the Australian ambassador as well as his team for his positive and encouraging attitude for Cambodia’s tourism.
Royal Government of Cambodia, continued the minister, is working hard not only to promote tourist destinations and quality services, but also to enhance containment measures against COVID-19 in the sector.
H.E. Thong Khon also asked the Australian ambassador to push direct flight connection between Cambodia and Australia.
In 2019, Cambodia received some 120,000 Australian tourists, while about 3,500 Cambodian students are studying in Australia under the country’s scholarship programmes and majoring areas including tourism.
By Phal Sophanith