Cambodia has been hosting the Mekong-Lancang Training-Of-Trainers and Disseminative Workshop on ASEAN Community-Based Tourism Standards in Siem Reap province, home to the well-known Angkor temples.
The three-day event was opened yesterday under the presidency of H.E. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism and attended by 150 participants from Cambodia, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Laos, and Vietnam.
H.E. Thong Khon laid stress on the important contribution of community-based tourism to poverty alleviation, income augmentation, and climate change mitigation.
H.E. Minister also highlighted the three Cambodian tourism communities that have recently received ASEAN awards, including Chi Phat in Koh Kong province, Koh Trong in Kratie province, and Cham Bak in Kampong Speu province.
According to the Ministry of Tourism, Cambodia has more than 50 eco-tourism communities.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press