The UN World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) secretary-general Zurab Pololikashvili commended Cambodian government for putting in place effective measures to contain the Covid-19 pandemic while resuming its domestic tourism.
According to source, Pololikashivili wrote a letter to Prime Minister Hun Sen by thanking the kingdom for its active involvement in UNWTO’s activities during the pandemic. He had complimented recent replacement of Khmer New Year holiday had contributed to facilitate a safe and responsible restart of tourism in the country.
According to Ministry of Tourism report, there were 1.45 million people travelling during the rescheduled holiday from August 17-21. Among it, 14,000 were foreign tourists. Domestic tourism gets USD 100 million injection during the five-day holiday.
Cambodia Association of Travel Agents (Cata) president Chhay Sivlin said the UNWTO’s letter of appreciation could encourage international tourists to travel in the Kingdom.
During public holiday, no reported new cases of Covid-19 in Cambodia. Total 273 cases recorded since January, 264 have recovered and discharged from hospitals. No death cases from the virus.