Cambodia considers Japan as the main tourism market

(Tokyo): Considering Japan as its main tourism market, the ministry of tourism has participated in Tourism Expo Japan 2022, in Tokyo, Japan, from 22 – 25 September 2022 in order to attract more tourists from this country.

Mr. Prak Vuthy, Director of Overseas Tourism Marketing and Promotion Department, Ministry of Tourism, said that the participation has been led by H.E. Thok Sokhom, Undersecretary of State, Ministry of Tourism, accompanied by a number of private companies in Cambodia, and attended by 1,441 journalists, international companies and institutions from 136 countries in the region and the world.

In particular, September 22, 2022, was the official opening day of the International Tourism Exhibition attended by a total of 25,928 Japanese and international tourists, from countries in the region and the world.

Prak Vuthy continued the Japanese market is an important tourism market for Cambodia, during the first seven months of 2022; Cambodia received 9,021 Japanese tourists, equivalent to 918.2% compared to 2021 after the COVID-19 crisis.

He expressed the expectation that through the above events, Cambodia will be able to attract more Japanese tourists and investors to visit Cambodia’s “Cambodia: the Kingdom of Wonder, safety and warmth” in 2022-2023, which is a phase of rehabilitation of Cambodia’s tourism sector.

Be noted that, in accordance with the Vision of Roadmap on Cambodia’s Tourism Rehabilitation and Promotion within and after COVID-19 Crisis, Phase 2, 2022 – 2023 (Recovery) to promote the advertisement of Cambodian tourist destinations and to strengthen well and wider cooperation between private sectors of Cambodia and Japan to the Japanese market as well as to international markets in joint reopening to international tourists – particularly promoting about Cambodian tourist destination as a safe and warm tourist destination, SEA Games 2023 (SEA Games 2023), ASEAN Para Games (ASEAN Para Games) and Asian Youth Games 2029 that Cambodia will host.