To advertise tourism, the Royal Academy of Cambodia, the nation’s main analysis and coaching establishment, is engaged on a tourism venture 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 Instances, we have now studied three related initiatives and can contemplate many extra from Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Korea earlier than finalizing the venture.
“In our examine at each Phnom Penh and Siem Reap airports, we have now tried to seek 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 internet and an app will permit vacationers entry to research-backed data. Vacationers can open the app to seek out data on temples and pagodas earlier than truly visiting them,” Contact mentioned.
He mentioned Cambodia has a wealthy cultural heritage, akin to historical temples, which might entice over 7 million vacationers a 12 months. In comparison with neighbouring nations, akin to Vietnam and Thailand, the arrival of overseas vacationers arrivals is low, he identified.
Chhit Vannarith, Assistant to the Royal Academy of Cambodia, mentioned “the cell app is within the testing part. The aim of making an app is to offer data, maps, instructions, different knowledge, and steady updates.”
The analysis venture, which was launched in 2021, might be carried out in all 25 provinces, examine over 1,300 places, and be accomplished subsequent 12 months.
Within the first 12 months, knowledge was collected in Phnom Penh, Kandal, Kep, Kampong Cham, Kampong Chhnang, Kampong Speu, Kampot, Takeo, Tbong Khmum, Prey Veng, and Svay Rieng Provinces.
This 12 months, knowledge assortment and analysis are being executed 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 knowledge assortment might be carried out in Preah Vihear and Siem Reap provinces.
Lim Sengdy, head of the data expertise workforce of the venture, introduced the design of the web site and mentioned the app will work on each Android and IOS telephones.
“Via the web site, guests will attain locations, lodging, meals and rescue companies by way of Google Maps by merely clicking on the top of the vacationer location on this web site. The web site might be accessible in Khmer, English, Chinese language and Russian languages.”
On the finish of 2023, there might be a workshop to finish the venture and the President of the PAC will launch it for the general public, he mentioned.
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