Cambodian senior tourism official has condemned the so-called Zero Package Tour as a threat to the Kingdom's reputation and the national tourism policy.
Tourism Minister H.E. Thong Khon denounced the cheating practice when closing a consultation workshop on Siem Reap tourism development master plan recently at the province.
Tour agents practising Zero Package Tour are virus destroying tourist destinations in Siem Reap as well as in other locations across Cambodia, underscored the minister.
Zero Package Tour is inexpensive visit coordination wherein tourists are encouraged or even demanded to buy overpriced or fake products, such as souvenirs, jewelries, low quality services, and beyond.
He continued that, we must not blame the tourists as they are actually also victims of the treatment, but the Royal Government of Cambodia will take serious action against those who practise the Zero Package Tour.
According to H.E. Thong Khon, the cheating is not a sustainable business, as restaurants, hotels and the like that colluded with the agents of Zero Package Tour have ultimately closed down their operation after it was found out.
Due to its harmful fallout for the national image and benefit, Cambodia will not allow any tour agents or companies to carry out the Zero Package Tour, repeated the minister.
Source: Agency Kampuchea Press