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Cambodia should expect tourism market from China to recover soon

  • Cambodia will anticipate an increase in the number of Chinese airlines and Chinese tourists in the near future.
  • Experts said Chinese airlines are gradually promoting and investigating the market.
  • The sector is preparing to welcome Chinese and foreign visitors.
  • The hotel and hospitality sector in Cambodia has been seriously impacted by the COVID-19 issue. However, several hotels have reopened and are only partially operating.

PHNOM PENH: Cambodian tourism specialists are optimistic that the number of Chinese tourists will increase soon.

According to Ms. Chhay Sivlin, president of the Cambodian Association of Travel Agents, who spoke with PropertyArea by phone on March 23, the meeting between Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and Chinese President Xi Jinping was a promising sign.We anticipate a rise in the number of Chinese direct flights to Cambodia.

She explained that “at the moment, no Chinese airlines fly to Cambodia,” she explained, “but Chinese airlines are gradually promoting and investigating the market.” “We anticipate an increase in the number of Chinese airlines and Chinese tourists in the near future,” she said.

Ms. Chhay Sivlin also expressed her optimism, stating that countries in the ASEAN region have gradually begun to reopen the country, which is a positive indication for the region and Cambodia, because when countries in the region fly, the region as a whole benefits. Flights to Cambodia will be connected.

Mr. Lou Meng, President of the Cambodian Tourism Federation, said that the phone discussion between the two leaders of the government is very important for this sector, and that it is a great sign and a fantastic chance that we have been expecting for a long time.

He said “Those in the sector are getting ready to accommodate Chinese and foreign guests,” he said, citing Chinese leaders’ urge for flights. “The hotel and hospitality sector in Cambodia has been seriously impacted by the COVID-19 issue,” he added. However, several hotels have reopened and are only partially operating.

Cambodia is a Southeast Asian country with low-lying plains, the Mekong Delta, mountains, and a coastline on the Gulf of Thailand. The art-deco Central Market, the magnificent Royal Palace, and the historical and archaeological exhibits of the National Museum may all be found in Phnom Penh, the country’s capital. The ruins of Angkor Wat, a vast stone temple complex built during the Khmer Empire, are located in the country’s northwest.

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