Cambodia and Thailand will further strengthen tourism sector cooperation to promote flows between the two countries and third-country tourist crossings.
This was the result of a meeting between the countries’ tourism ministers in Kampot province on Wednesday.
The two sides also agreed to strengthen relations with each other, facilitate travel, improve the visa process and border crossings, promote the potential for reciprocal tourism, single-visa use and participation in tourism exhibitions.
Cambodia Association of Travel Agents president Chhay Sivlin said strengthening cooperation with Thailand was critical for the sector.
“Thailand has a lot of people and many international direct flights, so if we have good cooperation and use of the single visa, it will help Cambodia get more tourists,” she said, adding that Cambodia and Thailand are currently seeking to implement the Single-Visa system.
The Ministry of Tourism says that in the first eight months of this year, Cambodia received 3.9 million international tourists – up 11.7 per cent from 2017 year-on-year. The number of Thai visitors, 210,286, was down by 3.9 per cent.