Cambodia hosts the 40th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 16th – 22nd of January 2022, at Sokha Beach Resort, Sihanoukville, under the theme “ASEAN – A Community of Peace and Shared Future”.

The Sokha Beach Resort in Sihanoukville houses the most significant meeting space in the city. A seaside port city in the south of the country, Sihanoukville has been designated by the Kingdom as a special multi-purpose economic zone. In recent years, the region has shown a sizeable economic expansion and diversifying growth. Sihanoukville is also one of Cambodia’s most culturally varied and dynamic population centres.

As one of the fastest-growing tourism destinations in Southeast Asia, Cambodia’s rich coastal heritage and natural resources in the Southwest offers a wide range of cultural and eco-tourism sites. The country’s unique tourism products are poised to recover tourism amidst this long-drawn pandemic.

On 1st April 2021, Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, formally approved a 2020 – 2025 three-phased national tourism roadmap to navigate the sector’s emergence from the Covid-19 pandemic and support its recovery initiatives. Armed with a new slogan, “Cambodia – a Small Country with A Big Heart”, the Ministry of Tourism announced a new campaign in June last year to attract international travellers.

On 15th November 2021, Cambodia re-opened to fully vaccinated international travellers under a Safe and Clean tourism campaign, which is a welcome step toward tourism recovery and sustainability in
the ASEAN region and beyond

H.E. Dr THONG Khon, Minister of Tourism, Royal Government of Cambodia, wishes all delegates a successful event.