The Ministry of Tourism and Raffles International jointly anounced the establishment
of the Cambodia Hotel and Tourism Academy (CAHATA), according to a May 27 ministry
The academy's objective will be to provide hospitality and tourism skills training
to meet the manpower needs anticipated with the growth of the hospitality industry
Tourist arrivals to Cambodia from 1992 to 1996 "saw a 360% increase from 72,000
to 260,000", according to the statement. It also projects a 25% tourism growth
for the next 10 years.
The Ministry of Tourism also announced that next year will witness a variety of celebrations
under the theme "Angkor 2000".