Phnom Penh (FN), Jul. 14 – Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen said domestic tourism has significantly contributed to the recovery of the kingdom’s tourism sector during the COVID19 pandemic.

The premier spoke during the Ministry of Tourism’s annual meeting at Sokha Hotel Phnom Penh, held on Thursday (Jul 14).

The premier encouraged relevant ministries, institutions, agencies, private sector, communities, and citizen to jointly promote domestic tourism.

“We need to further promote domestic tourism as it has made significant contributions during COVID19, in particular the socio-economic recovery in line with the implementation of the living in normalcy,” the premier underlined.

Samdech continued that the promotion of the domestic tourism is also a major contribution to the conservation of forest resources in the kingdom. Community-based tourism, for instance, provides great benefits for local people to generate income, and participate in forest and wildlife conservation.