Ministry of Tourism Handed over Certificate to 694 Tour Guide Trainees and Inspired to Apply for License through Online
(Siem Reap): The Ministry of Tourism endorsed to hand over certificate to the further 696 tour guide trainees, in which the 4th national-level tour guides are 50; the 25th regional-level tour guides are 30, and the 26th regional-level tour guides are 340 in order for them to apply for legally tour guide license. The certificate handing over ceremony was held on 29 July 2019 at Siem Reap province under presidency of H.E. Mr. Park Sokhom, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Tourism with the about 700 participants. The above trainees had gone through 6 months lasted training course (4 months in theoretical section and making internship for 2 months), and had passed the daily result assessment, in which the USEA in Siem Reap branch also provided cooperation in attentively training. His Excellency Secretary of State advised those trainees to try to develop their further capacities and have to apply for license via online, or tourism departments in order to work legally. On the other hand, they have to take part in enhancing the national prestige by not thinking about political tendencies, and need to absolutely adhere to laws on tourism, sub – degree on tour guides and code of conduct and code of ethnic of tour guide, rolled out by Ministry of Tourism. H.E. also advised trainees who just pass the examination need to pay attention to studying and respect the school’s regulations forwards to make sure that following completion of this training course, all the trainees will have comprehensively knowledge, enough capacity and real professional skills enabling to serve well in tourism sector. Please remind that, currently, the Royal Government of Cambodia with the Ministry of Tourism as skilled institution has been concentrating as priority on training skills and creating jobs for Cambodian youths in response to strongly national and international tourist growths. Obviously, 5 moths early of 2019, Cambodia gained close to 3 million international tourists, increased by 11. 4%. As vision in 2020, Cambodia is expected to gain over 7 million international tourists, which will bring about 1 million direct jobs, and generate about USD 5, 000 million income, in which about ten thousands tour guides will be needed.