Nepal is studying to launch its direct flight to Cambodia forwards to enhance a stronger tourist growth
(Phnom Penh): The 10 Nepal tourism aviation companies held a gathering program with Cambodian tour operator companies under collaboration with Cambodian Association of Travel Agents (CATA) in order to enhance a stronger the two nation’s tourist growth, in which there is a confirmation on the study to open direct flight from Nepal to Cambodia as well. A gathering program between Cambodia – Nepal tour operators was held at night of June 12, 2019, at the Green Palace hotel, the capital of Phnom Penh. On the occasion of attending in the above program, Ms. Chhay Sivlin, President of Cambodia Association of Travel Agents (CATA) confirmed that the program was conducted to make Cambodian and Nepal tour operators find out and create a mutual cooperation forwards to advertise tourism potentialities of the two nations. Cambodia – Nepal enjoy numerous similarities such as the respect for Buddhism, the traditional and customs of living of the people, and varieties of cultural and historical tourist destinations, etc., she continued. Cambodian tourists who visited Nepal and Nepal tourists who visited Cambodia are less, so that Nepal side has been studying on opening its direct flight to Cambodia as soon as possible, in order to promote having a stronger tourist growth of the two nations. Mr. Ganna Say youm, Secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Nepal, said that Nepal consists of many attractive tourist destinations which are not yet advertised to Cambodia; but this time he is believed that Cambodian tour operators will be strongly interested in guiding tourists from Cambodia to Nepal, and to Nepal will also advertise Cambodian tourist destinations to its people. The secretary of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Nepal added “the main point, which Cambodia and Nepal are to continue, is the opening direct flight as soon as possible in time ahead”. Please note that the Kingdom of Cambodia and Democratic People’s Republic of Nepal connected a mutual diplomatic relations in 1964; but until 07 September 1999, the two nations reconnect diplomatic ties, after the interruption by Cambodian wars. With an official visit of Samdech Techo Hun Sen, Cambodian Prime Minister to Nepal in past, Cambodia – Nepal signed agreement on direct flight cooperation in the near future.