Plan to boost ecotourism launched

The government this week launched a strategy to boost eco-tourism in the Kingdom, aiming to increase revenue from the sector while improving the livelihoods of rural communities and helping protect the country’s natural resources.

The 2019-2030 Ecotourism Policy, launched Tuesday during the first National Ecotourism Forum, aims to increase the number of eco-tourism communities in the country to enhance Cambodia’s offer of tourism products.

Speaking at the launch, Tourism Minister Thong Khon noted that Cambodia has about 2,300 rural communities, most of them dedicated to agriculture, fisheries, and forest protection, but only 123 function as tourism service providers.

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Chea Vannak