Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Cambodia, Nepal sign MoU to promote tourism

The Cambodia Association of Travel Agents (CATA) and Tourism Agents Association signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) today in Phnom Penh to promote joint tourism between the countries.
"The MoU signing marks another milestone of stronger cooperation between Cambodia and Nepal in the tourism industry,” said president of CATA Chhay Sivlin.
"Nepal is one of the choices among Cambodian people when they travel to religious sites," she said, adding that in Buddhism, Lumbini in Nepal is sacred because it was the birthplace of Buddha.
She said that last year some 2,505 Nepali tourists visited Cambodia. She was optimistic more Nepalis would head to Cambodia in the near future.
Likewise, director of the Nepal Tourism Board Bimal Kandel said that there were commonalities in the tourism sector of both countries. "These common factors make us feel like home in Cambodia,” he said, adding that about 100,000 Nepali tourists visited Southeast Asia last year and a similar number of tourists from the region visited Nepal. "Tourism is not only about food or entertainment but also about how we look at things."
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'.

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