A Delegation of Ministry of Tourism Attends the Startup Tourism Forum in Ho Chi Minh City
(Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam): High Level Delegations of Cambodian Ministry of Tourism participated as president and speakers in the “Startup Tourism Forum” in the global vision, on the occasion of “International Tourism Expo (ITE-CHCM)” from 04 – 06 September 2019, at Hi Chi Minh City, the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. His Excellency So Visothy, Under Secretary of State of the Ministry of Tourism and highly representative of H.E. Dr. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism underlined impression about “Startup Tourism Forum” by utilizing technological system (Smart Tourism Startup) is a greatest chance that the leaders and delegations from Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam met each other to exchange experience and information with experts, business people and investors about fastest newly evolution of technology the world is facing at the present time as well as to improve cooperation and mutual tourism promotion “Five Nations, Single Tourist Destination” forwards to using the benefits and new innovation of technology to make it easy, smoothly, smartly and sustainable to tourism sector and comparative advantages in the era of industry 4.0. Throughout the progress on technological service, Cambodian tourism sector has moved ahead gradually by maintaining positive growth every year and contributed about 12. 7% of Gross Domestic Capita (GDC). In last 2018, Cambodia achieved growth in rate of 10.7% with the international arrivals of over 6. 2 million and brought about USD 4. 356 million, deducted to national economy.
In 2020, Cambodia is expected to gain 7 million international tourists and will bring about USD 5 billion, create close to 1 million jobs. Currently, technological services are popular and playing important role in daily lives of Cambodian people such as: PassApp, BookMeBus, Camboticket, Khmer24, MealTemple, Mobile Mobile Bank of ABA and Pipay, Internet Payment Service, E-commerce (foods, drinks, cloths, and other spare parts) via internet system and social media. Cambodian Ministry of Tourism also makes it best to inspire related stakeholders, at both state and private to pay attention to as much as digital technological utilization, enabling to maintain tourist growth and create newly experience for tourists about tourist destinations. Cambodian Ministry of Tourism also rolled out the process of Mobile App and preparation for training courses, dissemination workshops on Digital such as:
1. Tourism Industrial Management and Development for Cambodia forwards to industry 4.0 from 12 -13 August 2019, at Phnom Penh Hotel.
2. Putting officially in use first – ever Mobile Application (App), namely “Kingdom of Wonder”.
3. Training on master trainers on E-Certificate for Tourism Professional Training as well as providing company name registering service via online to