Minister of Tourism Attends to Open the 1st International Conference on Cambodia Gastronomy and Food Tourism
(Phnom Penh): In the morning of 21 August 2019, at Sokha Phnom Penh hotel, the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism cooperated with United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in holding the 1st International Conference on Cambodia Gastronomy and Food Tourism, under presidencies of His Excellency Mr. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism and H.E. Xu Jing, Asia Pacific Regional Director of UNWTO, along with the participation from delegates of the ASEAN member nations, international speakers, leaderships, officials from the Ministry of Tourism, capital/provincial tourism departments, representatives of ministries, and state institutions, private sector, tourism associations, tour operators, national and international organizations, universities, vocational training schools, tourism professionals, students are totally about 600. This 1st International Conference was held under theme “Enhancing the Value of Tradition and Heritage for Sustainable Tourism Development”, with the views to advertise the potentialities of tourism gastronomy and khmer products to become further attractive tourism products, in particular to enhance Khmer foods and products, identifying about cultures and national identity to the world to be wider in accordance with the ASEAN context and the world, as well as in consistent with the putting out a campaign “Peaceful Khmer Noddle”, by Samdech Techo HUN SEN. Within this international conference, there will be presentations from the national and international speakers on the major topics:
- The first part: Trends of food tourism in the region and the world;
- The secondary part: Food linking with cultures and sustainable development;
- The third part: Strengthening and developing Cambodia gastronomy;
On the sideline of completing discussion on these topics, there will be outcome reviewing of the conference in this evening, and then His Excellency Mr. Thong Khon will preside over in the closing ceremony of the 1st International Conference. The detailed outcomes of this conference will be informed subsequently in time ahead.