Published on : Thursday, September 14, 2017
In order to promote the joint tourism between Nepal and Cambodia, Cambodia Association of Travel Agents and Nepal’s Tourism Agents Association has signed a memorandum of understanding in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.
Chhay Sivlin, president of CATA said that the MoU signing marks another milestone of stronger cooperation between Cambodia and Nepal in the tourism industry.
Chhay Sivlin also added that Nepal is one of the choices among Cambodian people when they travel to religious sites. In Buddhism, Lumbini in Nepal is sacred because it was the birthplace of Gautama Buddha. She said that last year there are about 2,505 Nepali tourists visited Cambodia and added she was optimistic more Nepalis would head to Cambodia in the near future.
Bimal Kandel, Director of the Nepal National Tourism Board said that there were commonalities in the tourism sector of both countries.
These common factors make it to feel like home in Cambodia. He also added that about 100,000 Nepali tourists visited Southeast Asia last year and a similar number of tourists from the region visited Nepal.
In June, the Embassy of Nepal in Bangkok, which is concurrently, accredited Cambodia, organised a tourism promotion event in Phnom Penh with the theme “Nepal is Beautiful: Visit, and Enjoy in Nepal”.
Nilesh Adhikari, Managing Director of Aakarshan Travel and Tours Pvt. Ltd. said that the tourism cooperation between Nepal and Cambodia would benefit both countries in exploration of top destinations.