Cambodia – Lao – Vietnam Enhance the Recovery of Tourism Sector within the Framework of Cambodia – Lao – Vietnam Development Triangle Area

(Phnom Penh): On May 04th, 2022, His Excellency Thong Rathasak, Director General of Tourism Development and International Cooperation, Representative for the Cambodian side, led the ministry of tourism’s skilled officials to participate in a Meeting of the Working Group for Development Triangle Tourism Development Plan Implementation 2020 – 2025 and Vision for 2030 with Vietnam and Lao sides via video – conference.

As a part in the contribution to the recovery after the Covid-19 crisis, upon the roadmap on Cambodia’s Tourism Rehabilitation 2020 – 2025, in which Cambodia agreed with the meeting’s request by being responsible for leading the 05 core activities include: (1) Sharing the experience in target management, natural and cultural resources conservation, and the developments of the tourism community/community-based ecotourism, and homestays in the development triangle area, (2) Improving the cooperation on training and human resources capacity building towards to ASEAN tourism professional standard by focusing on the hospitality skills to enhance the services quality, (3) Developing marketing strategies and promotion of tourism triangle development to target markets Long Haul Markets, (4) Collaboration to Conserve and Protect Biodiversity and Biosphere Landscape, and (5) Collaboration in response to climate change, disasters and rapid response to floods, hurricanes and possible post-disaster recovery.

The meeting agreed with the opinion of H.E. Thong Rathasak, Director General of Tourism Development and International Cooperation (Representative of Cambodia) on the important work, including: (1) Joint promotion between the three countries to promote the development potential of the development triangle in the international tourism fair, the preparation of videos, logos, and brands to promote the development triangle, especially digital advertising 2022-2025.

(2) Organizing the meeting of the Working Group for Development Triangle Tourism Development Plan Implementation 2020 – 2025 and Vision for 2030 for two times a year in order to summarize the work before reporting to the ASEAN National Tourism Organizations, and the inclusion of the inter-ministerial composition of relevant institutions into the working group to lead the work in a proactive and highly responsible, (3) Organizing the key tourism standards for the development triangle area modeled on the applied ASEAN tourism standards.

(4) Formalization trip for the private sector to study and determine the tourism potentiality in the provinces of the Development Triangle Areas of each country, and the organization of Caravan Tour to go through the three countries and can be connected to the Southern Tourism Corridor, (5) Collaboration to include sports tourism in the action plan of the Tourism Development Plan for the Development Triangle 2020-2025, Vision 2030, such as the Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games).

Finally, H.E. Director General of Tourism Development and International Cooperation thanked and congratulated Vietnam for successfully hosting this working group meeting and hosting the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi (31st SEA Games in Hanoi).LikeCommentShare