Nearly 600 Tourism Resorts Ready to Welcome Tourists during Five-day Holiday

AKP Phnom Penh, August 17, 2020 — Ministry of Tourism says at least 557 tourism resorts nationwide open for both national and foreign tourists in the five-day holiday with preventive measures against COVID-19 spread.

The tourism resorts are natural tourism resorts, cultural and historical resorts, human-made resorts, and ecotourism communities, H.E. Top Sopheak, the ministry’s Spokesman, told AKP on Monday.

“Due to increasing tourists, more and more tourism resorts have resumed operation to serve tourists,” he said.

Ministry of Tourism has guided those tourism resorts to prepare necessary tools including thermometres, alcohol- and gel-based sanitizers, facemasks and hand soap to prevent the spread of COVID-19 to ensure safety in each tourism resort, stated H.E. Top Sopheak.

The COVID-19 pandemic has hit hard Cambodia’s tourism sector, causing some 3,000 hotels, guesthouses, restaurants, and tour agencies to shut down operations.

The Royal Government of Cambodia s allowed a five-day holiday, from Aug. 17 to 21 to replace the Khmer New Year holiday in mid-April, postponed in order to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.

By Chea Vannak (Photo: Ministry of Tourism)