CRA E-NEWSLETTER July —August 2015

Government-Private Sector Forum—Tourism (Group B)

The G-PSF Tourism was lead by the co-chairs, H.E Dr. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism and Mr. LUU Meng, with participation by representatives of companies with vested interests in tourism, institutions and representatives of EuroCham Cambodia, Cambodia Tourism Federation, Cambodia Restaurant Association, Cambodia Hotel Association, Pacific Asia Travel Association—Cambodia Chapter, International Business of Cambodia, Amcham Cambodia and Cambodia Association of Travel Agents at the Ministry of Tourism. The meeting discussed several issues, including:

  1. Calendar of International Travel Fairs and Events of the Ministry of Tourism
  2. Fighting against unfair competition in tourism (tourism-related businesses operating without license…)
  3. Management of noise disturbance from adult entertainment locations
  4. Security and safety management of tourism sites
  5. Fire safety in tourism business premises
  6. Clean Up Cambodia campaign

The will be followed up by action taken by the Task Forces being currently established.

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Private Sector Working Group on Tourism Meeting (PSWG)

On Monday 3rd of August 2015 , the Private Sector Working Group on Tourism Meeting had its first meeting at the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce. There was an official handover between Mr. Ho Vandy and Mr Luu Meng.

The composition of new Private Sector Working Group on Tourism is

Co-Chair Mr. LUU Meng, Vice-President Cambodia Tourism Federation

Vice Co-Chair      Mr. OM Pharin, CATA

Mr. THOURN Sinan, Chairman PATA—CC

Members               Mr. KOUCH Sokly, President Cambodia Restaurant Association

Mr. DIN Somethearith, President Cambodia Hotel Association

Mr. ANG Kim Eang, President CATA

Mr. Pierre Andrè ROMANO, Member of EuroCham’s Tourism Committee

The collection of issues and challenges for discussion included:

  1. Marketing Cambodia Nationally and Internationally: Marketing, Conferences Halls and Cultural Centers, Annual and New Events , Statistics/Tourism Information
  2. Tourism/Hospitality Education: Vocational Education and Training
  3. Clean , Green Safe Cambodia: Garbage Collection and Management, Tree Planting/Green City, Plastic Bag Issues, Recycling of Garbage, Market Management of Garbage, Waste Management, Noise Pollution, Security, Pedestrian Safety, Road Safety, Fire Safety
  1. Ministerial Issues: Licensing/Registration, Unregistered Tour Operators, Taxation/ Service Charge, Taxation/ Fringe Benefits, Taxation/Complimentary Rooms, Taxation/Online Travel Agents, Taxation/ Monthly Tax Filling, Decentralization of Monthly Tax Filling, Immigration, Work Permits/Residency, One Stop Shop ASEAN Visa, Communication from All Ministries

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Open Wine House

Address : No 129 street 19 behind the Royal palace

Tel: + 855 (0)23 223 527 / + 855 (0) 97 706 70 60.

Email: philippe.openwine@gmail.com

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Khmer Thai Restaurant

Address: No470 street 163 Boeung Keng Kang III

Tel: + 855 (0)11 910 912

Email: khmerthaixorestaurant@gmail.com

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Aussie XL Café

Address : No 205 A Street: 51, Boeung Keng Kang I

Email: aussiexlcafe@aol.com

http://aussiexl.com/