Cambodia Organises Home Stay’s Interior Design Contest

To further promote the Home Stay service in the country, the Ministry of Tourism is organising the Cambodia Home Stay’s Interior Design Contest.

According to the ministry’s news release, the contest is open to all 3rd, 4th and 5th students of engineering, architecture, design and other relevant skills at different higher education institutions across the country.

The submission date is from Feb. 24 to Mar. 14, 2017 and for more detailed information, applicants can contact the Ministry of Tourism through 097 342 42 42/077 65 35 25/010 34 41 51 or homestaycambodia14@gmail.com, it underlined.

The first winner will receive 1 million Riel (about US$250) as award, and the two runners up will get 800,000 Riel (US$200) and 500,000 (US$125), respectively.

In January this year, the ASEAN Tourism Ministers handed over the ASEAN Homestay Standards Awards to five Cambodian homestay providers, and Community-based Tourism Awards to three Cambodian communities.

Those five winning homestay providers are Khmer Homestay in Kampong Thom province, Sim Him in Kampot province, Kong Say in Kampong Speu province, Seang Channa in Siem Reap province, and Ear Sothy in Koh Kong province; while the three community-based tourism sites include Chiphat in Koh Kong, Koh Trung in Kratie, and Chambak in Kampong Speu.

Homestay is one of the new products that Cambodia has been working hard to promote in order to attract more foreign tourists.

Cambodia has in total 647 hotels or 36,236 rooms, 1,996 guesthouses or 28,885 rooms, 688 adult entertainment centres, and 1,844 restaurants, and some homestay providers.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press