Tourism be developed. It is because of

February 10, 2019 February 25th, 2019 Tourism

Tourism in Cambodia is one of the important aspect for our country to be developed. It is because of the cultural heritage such as Angkor Wat temple, Preah Vihear temple, and much more. This places have bring thousands of thousands of tourists from all over the world to come and experience the greatness and history of the places. According to the Ministry of Tourism, about 5 million tourists who came from Korea, Japan, United State, French, Vietnam, Thailand, Laos, etc. have been welcome by Cambodia in 2016. And also according to Southern (2017), over 830,000 tourists, who came from China, have visited Cambodia in 2016. This phenomenon has great benefit to our country especially to the local people by creating job opportunities contributed from the need of services from the tourist. This have an effect that my local people able to survive and feed their family from the income of tourism. According to World Travel & Tourism Council, the GDP of the total tourism & travel was 7.206 million dollars about 32.4% of the contribution of the total GDP in Cambodia. Additionally, not only the local communities can benefited from the tourism, it also helps to develops and improves the services that the local people can able to provide to the tourists. For instance, some kids that live in the tourist hotspot, they can able to understand and communicate with the foreigners. Which mean they know more languages and not happen to attend school. This will promote a cultural exchange in a way, that allow the local community and tourists to understand and interact with each other. Moreover, tourism inspire and our people to preserve and celebrate our local festival and cultural activities.

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