To advertise tourism, the Royal Academy of Cambodia, the nation’s main analysis and coaching establishment, is engaged on a tourism challenge for the online and an app to current a greater image of the Kingdom and reduce the exploitation of vacationers by service suppliers.
Sok Contact, President of the Royal Academy of Cambodia, advised Khmer Occasions, we now have studied three related initiatives and can think about many extra from Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea earlier than finalizing the challenge.
“In our examine at each Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports, we now have tried to search out out what attracts vacationers to Cambodia and the issues they face,” Contact mentioned. Excessive transportation charges being charged by the service suppliers have emerged as a serious downside to be solved early, he mentioned.
“Creating an online and an app will permit vacationers entry to research-backed info. Vacationers can open the app to search out info on temples and pagodas earlier than really visiting them,” Contact mentioned.
He mentioned Cambodia has a wealthy cultural heritage, resembling historical temples, which might entice over 7 million vacationers a yr. In comparison with neighbouring international locations, resembling Vietnam and Thailand, the arrival of overseas vacationers arrivals is low, he identified.
Chhit Vannarith, Assistant to the Royal Academy of Cambodia, mentioned “the cellular app is within the testing section. The aim of making an app is to supply info, maps, instructions, different information, and steady updates.”
The analysis challenge, which was launched in 2021, shall be carried out in all 25 provinces, examine over 1,300 areas, and be accomplished subsequent yr.
Within the first yr, information was collected in Phnom Penh, Kandal, Kep, Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Speu, Kampot, Takeo, Tbong Khmum, Prey Veng, and Svay Rieng Provinces.
This yr, information assortment and analysis are being completed in Koh Kong, Kratie, Kampong Thom, Banteay Meanchey, Pailin, Battambang, Pursat, Kratie, Kampong Thom, Banteay Meanchey, Pailin, Battambang, Pursat, Sihanoukville, Mondulkiri, Ratanakiri, Stung Treng, and Oddar Meanchey.
In 2023, analysis and information assortment shall be carried out in Preah Vihear and Siem Reap provinces.
Lim Sengdy, head of the knowledge know-how staff of the challenge, introduced the design of the web site and mentioned the app will work on each Android and IOS telephones.
“By way of the web site, guests will attain locations, lodging, meals and rescue providers by way of Google Maps by merely clicking on the top of the vacationer location on this web site. The web site shall be obtainable in Khmer, English, Chinese language and Russian languages.”
On the finish of 2023, there shall be a workshop to finish the challenge and the President of the PAC will launch it for the general public, he mentioned.
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