Training Course Opening Ceremony on Capacity Building for Chinese Speaking Tour Guides for 2019
(Phnom Penh): In the morning of 9th September 2019, at the Asia – Europe University, the capital of Phnom Penh, the Ministry of Tourism in association with Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Cambodia, Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and International Chinese – American College had held a training opening ceremony on Capacity Building for Chinese Speaking Tour Guides for 2019, under presidency of H.E. Pak Sokhom, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Tourism and highly representative of H.E. Dr. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism, and with participation from Ms. Gui Fan, Vice Executive Director of International Chinese – American College, Mr. and Madams, as professors of International Chinese – American College, Mr. and Madams, as professors of Asia – Europe University, skilled officers, tourism professionals, international lecturers, as well as trainees which are about 200 in total. In the workshop opening ceremony, H.E. Secretary underlined the progres
s of Cambodian tourism sector under the shade of peace and development in all the fields, stemming from leadership of Samdech Techo HUN SEN, Cambodian Prime Minister. The training course was conducted at the same time and in compliance with Human Resource Development Plan in Tourism Sector of the Ministry of Tourism forwards responding to tourist demand, both quantity and quality. Through this training course will contribute to improving Chinese language capacity to Chinese speaking tour guides, basing on newly approach utilization in Chinese language training, and strengthening Chinese language capacity, used for commenting and explaining to tourists. To tour guides is aimed at getting actual knowledge and skills with high capability in enhancing a sustainable, high responsible and inclusive tourism development.
H.E. Secretary added that via cooperation in holding training course reflected about efforts made in improving partnership between Embassy of the People’s Republic of China to the Kingdom of Cambodia, Ministry of Commerce of the People’s Republic of China and International China – American Collage and Ministry of Tourism on fostering tourism sector development, as well as the efforts in enhancing cooperation on human resource training in tourism field forwards getting ready for receiving tourists, especially Chinese tourists who have been increasingly increasing at the present time, Please be noted that during 6 months early of 2019, Cambodia got about 3.3 million international tourists, increased by 11.2%, if compare to the same period in 2018, in which Cambodia got Chinese tourists of 1, 292, 486, increased by 38.7%. By prediction in 2020, Cambodia will attain around 7 million international tourists and create close to 1 million direct jobs.