ASEAN – India Tourism Ministers Pledge to Extend Cooperation and Mutually Help Recover Tourism Sector

ASEAN – India Tourism Ministers Pledge to Extend Cooperation and Mutually Help Recover Tourism Sector  

(Phnom Penh): ASEAN – India tourism ministers pledged to extend cooperation as well as support on Asean tourism promotion as well as Cambodian tourism to Indian people forward to recover ASEAN – India tourism sector.

A Joint commitment came in the 8th ASEAN – India Tourism Ministers Meeting via video-conference, organized by the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism at Sofitel Phuketra Hotel in the eving of 05 February 2021, co-chaired by H.E Dr. THONG Khon, Cambodian Minister of Tourism and Mr. Prahlad Signh Patel, Indian Minister of Tourism.

ASEAN – India Tourism Ministers Meeting evaluated and adapted works outcome of the implementation of previous ASEAN – India tourism cooperation action plan as well as adapted on ASEAN – India tourism cooperation action plan 2020 – 2021 focusing on a greater cooperation strengthening forward to a sustainable, responsible and resilient ASEAN – India tourism development.

In the meeting, Indian tourism minister supported on Cambodia’s request as follow:

  1. Continue assisting Cambodia in human resource training, especially tourism professionals on digital tourism, technology and innovation.
  2. Support on ASEAN tourism promotion as well as Cambodian tourism to Indian people.
  3. Boost to have direct flight to Cambodia after COVID-19 crisis.

The meeting was participated by ASEAN Tourism Ministers, China – Japan – South Korea Tourism Ministers, ASEAN General Secretary, ASEAN Secretariat, ASEAN – China – Japan – South Korea Center, leaderships from  the Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Ministry of Economy and Finance, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training, Ministry of Public Works and Transportation, Secretariat of State for Civil Aviation, Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts, National Council for the Development of Cambodia, the Cambodian Association of Travel Agents, the Cambodian Hotel Association, the Cambodian Travel Association and the Cambodian Tourism Federation which are in total about 150 people.