Director of Battambang Tourism Department, said that Battambang has recently become the 13th tourist destination among 93 cities in Southeast Asia, rated by Germany's International Tourism Promotion Agency, YouDiscover.
Siem Reap is the number one tourist attraction, Bangkok is No. 2, Singapore is third, and Phnom Penh is fourth.
Mr. Ouch Ein Phinizara, Director of Battambang Provincial Department of Tourism, said that with the pride of the Governor and the specialized institutions, Battambang province became a warmest province. For people and tourists.
He said that co-operative provincial administration co-ordinated with relevant units and departments across the province to develop and repair infrastructure to tourist destinations and to organize and create many tourist events to attract national and international tourists to enjoy recreation. The province has contributed significantly to boosting the economy People in the province of Battambang.
Moreover, the provincial administration has paid much attention to the management of waste water, environmental management, waste management, awareness raising for citizens to participate in planting trees, increasing green areas, security factors, infrastructure and tourism sustainability.
In fact, Battambang city has achieved significant achievements such as the 1st and 2nd consecutive cities, 1st place in Romdoul 3, 1st place winner of the first ASEAN Cup of Nations (2018-2020), winner of the ASEAN Summit In 2014, Cambodia is the largest tourist destination in Cambodia for the New Year of 2019. As a city, tourist attraction is ranked 13th out of 93 cities in Southeast Asia (evaluated by German international tourism organization YOU DICOVER) and many other awards.
The director said that tour operators throughout Battambang participated in many major competition movements and achieved successes such as Green Hotel Standard, Samdech Techo Award, Prime Minister, Green Business Award in Tourism, Sample Tourist Site Community tourism model, outstanding women's champion in tourism, outstanding expert The tourism industry, which is a sign that the province provide services at an excellent standard and is recognized internationally. These factors have driven domestic and international tourists to increase in tourist arrivals in Battambang province year-on-year.
Meanwhile, Battambang city is preparing to become UNESCO's Heritage City in the near future, which is a catalyst in furthering tourism growth in the near future.