Kampot City wins 4th ASEAN Clean Tourist City Award

PHNOM PENH: Kampot City of Cambodia continues to be recognized as an ASEAN Clean Tourist City for 2024-2026, according to the Kampot Provincial Department of Information.

The award was announced on Jan. 26 during the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2024 held in Vientiane, from Jan. 22 to 27 under the theme “Quality and Responsible ASEAN-Sustaining ASEAN Future” with the participation of the Tourism Ministers and Leaders from ASEAN member countries, China, , the Republic of Korea, India and other partner countries and organizations.

The Cambodian delegation was led by H.E. Sok Soken, Minister of Tourism.

According to ASEAN, the purpose of the ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard (ACTCS) is to provide ASEAN member countries with a tool that will improve the quality of tourism in their cities, increase their marketing competitiveness, and also improve the situation of residents and their livelihood by alleviating poverty.

Held annually, the ASEAN Tourism Awards honors localities and units with high-quality tourism products and services at the ASEAN Tourism Forum with the ASEAN Tourism Standard Awards, including the ASEAN Green Hotel; ASEAN Clean Tourist City Award; ASEAN MICE Venue Award; and ASEAN Sustainable Tourism Award (Gastronomy).

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