New public-private mechanism to ‘fill gaps’ in tourism development

24 Dec 2018  189 | Cambodia Travel News

A new mechanism has been established to facilitate cooperation between the government and members of the private sector in boosting tourism development.

The Board on Tourism Marketing and Promotion seeks to strengthen the promotion of Cambodia as a tourism destination abroad.

The new body is composed of 15 members, with Minister of Tourism Thong Khon acting as chairman. As for the rest of the members, half will come from government agencies and the other half from private companies.

Member are chosen for five-year terms.

The Board on Tourism Marketing and Promotion is designed to promote partnerships and collaboration between the private sector and the government to showcase Cambodia’s potential in tourism to the world, Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a statement issued on Nov 27.

One of the main duties of the board is to draft strategies for the promotion of Cambodia abroad, the premier said.

“The board will work to fill gaps in the tourism sector,” said Chhay Sivlin, a member of the board from the private sector.

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