Subscribe Search

Search form

Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Tourism: Expert committee to be formed

Tourism: Expert committee to be formed

Tourism: Expert committee to be formed

THE government will establish a National Tourism Expert Committee in order to boost the quality of the tourism industry, a government official told The Post yesterday.

Neb Samuoth, deputy director general of Ministry of Tourism, said the plenary Council of Ministers adopted a draft sub-decree on Friday, establishing the new committee in response to an agreement signed among members of the Association of South-East Asian Nations in January 2009.

“We established the Tourism Expert National Committee because we want to improve and strengthen the quality [of] Cambodia’s tourism sector,” he said.

Neb Samuoth said the committee would facilitate information-sharing between “tourism experts” of ASEAN members, pushing for the exchange of good policies in the tourism sector to build and develop the knowledge of Cambodian tourism experts and other ASEAN members.

“It’s very useful for those doing business in tourism or for someone who wants to do business in tourism that they can develop their knowledge and skills relating to the sector from other tourism experts,” Ho Vandy, Co-Chairman of the Tourism Working Group of Cambodian Association of Travel Agents, said yesterday.


  • Kak Channthy, Cambodian Space Project frontwoman, killed in crash at 38 [Updated]

    Updated 5:05pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2018 Kak Channthy, frontwoman of popular The Cambodian Space Project, was killed Tuesday morning in a traffic accident in Phnom Penh. She was 38. Channthy, the internationally recognised singer-songwriter also known as “Srey Thy”, was reportedly travelling in a tuk-tuk on the city's

  • Australian police investigating death threat against Kem Ley's widow

    Updated: 10:17am, Friday March 23, 2018 Australian authorities on Thursday confirmed they have launched an investigation into a crudely written death threat sent tothe family of slain political analyst Kem Ley and Victoria state MP Hong Lim. The typed letter, reported to Victoria police last week, is

  • Apparel groups including H&M and Gap urge Cambodia garment industry reform, seek meeting with Hun Sen

    A group representing some of the largest apparel brands in the US and Europe – including Gap, H&M and ASOS – expressed “growing concern” on Tuesday over several controversial labour laws and ongoing court cases against unionists described as restrictive and unjust. In an open letter

  • Hun Sen says Montagnards don’t exist in Cambodia

    Prime Minister Hun Sen once again attacked ex-opposition leader Sam Rainsy for pledging “autonomy” to Montagnards, claiming – seemingly incorrectly – the ethnic minority does not exist in Cambodia. “We respect all minorities such as Jarai, Steang, Phnong, but we have never had Montagnards,” the premier said