UC Students Join a Discussion about the Tourism Sector in Cambodia

UC Students Join a Discussion about the Tourism Sector in Cambodia

BY Chhay Daroth (UC Student)


Five students from the University of Cambodia (UC) were invited to discuss the tourism sector in Cambodia alongside other university students on September 21 at Southeast Asia Television (SEATV, Channel 31). They were An Putratha, Ieng Chankreusna, Lim Nguon, Po Piset, and Saya Molika. The Ministry of Tourism organized the event, which was presided over by H.E. Dr. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism, to celebrate the 32nd World Tourism Day and to help Cambodians better understand the relationship between tourism and culture, especially the responsibility of the hosts and visitors. The topic of discussion was "Tourism-Linking Cultures," and the four universities that participated in the discussion were UC, the National University of Management, Build Bright University, and the Royal University of Phnom Penh.

Several other UC students attended the event to learn more about the tourism sector. One of the students, Mon Doungmonyrath, said that she was proud to see the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism celebrate such an event and help broaden the potential of the tourism industry in Cambodia. Moreover, she was happy to learn about what the government is doing to strengthen and further develop tourism here, and recommended that more students from other universities have a chance to share their knowledge and understanding of the industry in the future.

Afterwards, the Ministry of Tourism invited 30 students from each of the four universities to participate in a field trip in the upcoming month.