Phnom Penh: In the past 9 months of 2014, the country received international tourists more than 3.2 million people, up 4.7 percent compared to the same period of 2013. According to the report of the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Tourism.
Pak Sokhom, the Secretary of State of the Ministry of Tourism said at the ceremony of the management and the recognition of tourism professional training at the National Olympic Committee headquarters On 4 December obvious that in 2013, international visitors more than 4 million people in the growth rate of 17.5% compared to 2012, and brought in revenues of over $ 2 million classified in the current economy, equivalent to about 16 percent of GDP, but also create employment opportunities About 40 thousand people indirectly, and tens of thousands more.
He also stated that the forecast in 2015 will receive about 5 million visitors and 7.5 million in 2020 can create direct employment of about 80 thousand.
This, he said, indicating that tourism plays an important role and are stepping into a new page of history of the green age. All of these factors require careful attention and participation from all stakeholder, private citizens and development partners.
During the meeting with the former Municipal Experts A50 of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam recently Tourism Minister Thong Khon said the lack of tourism professionals About 1 million people who need to be trained human resources in the field of more tourists to meet guest arrivals increased steadily.