Published on : Saturday, July 1, 2017
The country is planning to attract a bigger share of the 30 million Russian tourists globally however; the number of Russian travellers to the country is still flat.
Speaking to Russian ambassador to Cambodia Dmitry Tsvetkov, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said that Russia is one of the main markets in the European region for Asean and for Cambodia in particular.
As a part of the campaign, Cambodia is preparing four main points which includes pushing for direct flight between the countries, promoting tourism services particularly in the coastal provinces for Russians, organisation of low-cost trips for travel agents or consultants, and organisation of business match forums for Russian investors and businessmen in Cambodia.
Preah Sihanouk province is a preferred tourism destination for the Russian people and thus Sihanoukville International Airport terminal building and runway are being expanded.
Secretary-general of the Cambodia National Tourism Alliance, Ho Vandy stated that the flow of Russian tourists and investors was mostly to coastal areas of Cambidia.
He said they should not just focus on Preah Sihanouk province but should also look for the other tourism products and destinations to attract them.
“The Russian side has urged that Cambodia expand the terminal and runway at Sihanoukville airport that will allow long-haul aircraft to land and take off,” he said.