H.E. Minister THONG Khon: In the Context of Digital Economy, Industrial Revolution 4.0 Contribute Significantly to Facilitating Tourists Travel
(Phnom Penh): H.E. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism, stated that in the context of digital economy and industrial revolution 4.0 have contributed significantly to facilitating the tourists travel both domestically and internationally.
Such confirm was made in the morning of October 04, 2021 in the occasion he was invited to preside over in the Signing Ceremony on Memorandum of Understanding between the Ministry of Tourism and the Wonderpass Technology to boost digital development in tourism, with a signing was conducted between H.E. Thong Rathasak, Director General of Tourism Development and International Cooperation, and Mr. Frederic Proulx, Founder of Wonderpass Technology via video-conference, with participation from H.E. Park Sokhom, Secretary of State of the Ministry of Tourism and many other ministry of tourism’s officers.
H.E. Minister Thong Khon added that in the stage of COVID-19 crisis, the evolution of capacity and solution on digital technology in tourism is really importance by the ministry of tourism has put in place a strategy “Smart Tourism” to drive the facilitation of tourist travel in line with newly condition and tourism trends.
H.E. Thong Rathasak said that the signing on MoU is to provide experience and convenience to the national and foreign tourists in managing via online to facilitate tourists both domestic and foreign tourists and the company’s participation will further promote to the ministry’s implementation of strategies in developing the science, technology and innovation which are a major part in the Roadmap on Cambodia’s Science, Technology and Innovation 2030.
H.E. Thong Rathasak added that the MoU signing is the promotion on science, technology and innovation in tourism which will support on the tourism management and enhancing tourism businesses in the context of new normal life with resilience, building institutional and staff capacity, the market promotion and digital tourism advertisement, the boosting of productivity and strengthening service quality in the stage of tourism rehabilitation plan including: Risk management in new normal life and planning for rehabilitation 2021, the Cambodia’s tourism rehabilitation after COVID-19 crisis 2022 – 2023, and the preparation forwards to new future of Cambodian tourism 2024 – 2025.
Mr. Frederic Proulx expressed that through digital technology solution; the Wonderpass Company will make effort in disseminating tourism, both domestically and internationally and provide tourists convenience before and during their trips in Cambodia, using information technology, the quick and convenience payment and visiting management which these are the ensuring for improving tourism market competition in Asia region in the recovery stage of Cambodia’s tourism.
Please be noted that, the MoU is mainly aimed to: Promoting the study, development, implementation and evaluation on Wonderpass Technology to increase efficiency in quick and easy payment in tourism, the national and international – level tourism and tourism sport event organization and the support for quick payment for vaccinated tour packages, building capacity for the ministry of tourism’s officers on tourism development plan, tourism data management, service record and tourist expanse payment and the technic in managing tourism events via digital technological system and tourist facilitation and digitization tourism promotion both in the country and abroad.