Cambodia Promoting Piseth Tourist Attractions

Cambodia is encouraging the creation of the so-called Piseth (magnificent) tourist attractions to further attract visitors and promote the country's tourism industry.

Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen signed a sub-decree circulated recently in order to guide and inspire the mentioned initiative.

As defined by the sub-decree, Piseth tourist attractions are sites that meet government's set standards.

To name a few, they need to have proper accommodation, food and beverage services, parks, health clinic, sport centre as well as other facilities in addition to their physical tourism qualification.

Such areas, added the sub-decree, can be owned by either Cambodians or foreigners qualified by the law, and can be run by private individual, state, or a joint venture of the two.

It is expected that the initiative will build confidence and diversify options among visitors, thus promoting the sector in Cambodia.

Tourism contributes about 12.3 percent to Cambodia's gross domestic product last year, and provided more than 600,000 jobs to the locals.

Cambodia received some 6.2 million international tourists in 2018, and expects that the number will rise to 7 million by 2020, 10 million in 2025 and 14 million in 2030.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press