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New Hotel and Tourism Academy

New Hotel and Tourism Academy

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

press release.

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

in Cambodia.

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".

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