Minister of Tourism of Kingdom of Cambodia, Thong Khon presenting the tourism model of the Kingdom.
Cambodia and Ethiopia have been selected to be the official model countries for World Tourism Day (WTD) in 2016, at the ECTT General Assembly.
Kingdom of Cambodia was elected as WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION FOR 2016 signaling world community appreciation for the country huge potential.
World Tourism Day 2016 will be celebrated under the theme of “Tourism is an educator to us all” emphasizing the role of culture, historical patrimony as driving vector for tourism and travel in the world.
“This year theme of world community is concentrated around the role of CULTURE AND HISTORY in shaping our life`s and destinies.Culture is the bedrock of societies, nations and civilizations.We have to put the world at the right hour: the hour of culture, of history, of civilization!
Culture and history must be recognized not as resource consuming, but as major economic factors, that helps countries to develop and enrich themselves in more ways than just simple economic value announced President of World Tourism Institute-European Council on Tourism and Trade, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.
I am looking with interest to celebrate World Tourism Day in collaboration with these two prominent powers in culture and tourism: Cambodia and Ethiopia ”, said Ambassador Tiberius Puiu from ECTT President Office.
“The tourism sector, which is considered as the green-gold is a sector sustaining socio-economic growth, creating jobs, and alleviating poverty of the people, and playing an important role as on-site exports, contributing to supporting the regional integration”, said the Minister of Tourism of Kingdom of Cambodia, Thong Khon.
Celebrated as an annual festivity on 27 September, World Tourism Day is designed to increase world level awareness on the significance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.
World Tourism Day 2016 will be celebrated under the theme “Tourism is an educator to us all”, marking the importance of culture, tourism and historical patrimony as humanity tools of choice for building bridges of information, understanding and cooperation in the world.
In this new world, tourism is the center of the economic development.
President of World Tourism Institute-European Council on Tourism and Trade, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.