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Memorandum of Understanding for tourism development signed between Macao and Cambodia

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Cambodian Tourism Ministry Secretary of State and Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of Macao, for the cooperation of tourism development. The two countries will help promote each other's tourism destinations and exchange mutual visits, and Macau will host Cambodian students studying tourism.

Memorandum of Understanding for tourism development signed between Macao and Cambodia

Government officials from Macau and Cambodia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on the development of sustainable tourism. The two countries will work together to promote mutual tourism destinations and hosts exchanges.

The MoU was signed by the Cambodian Tourism Ministry Secretary of State, Tith Chantha, and the Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of Macao, Alexis Tam Chon Weng, and was witnessed by Thong Khon, the Tourism Minister in Cambodia. The aim of the agreement is to promote mutual tourism destinations and according to the MoU, both countries would work on "human resources development in tourism and exchange mutual visits”.

Government officials and students from Cambodia will receive scholarships to study tourism in Macau for up to three years, and later this month, a group of Cambodian heritage tour guides and officials from the Authority for the Protection of the Site and Management of the Region of Angkor will take part in a nine-day training programme at the Institute for Tourism Studies.

Located 870 miles from each other, separated by the South China Sea, Macau and Cambodia are two very diverse tourist destinations that are both becoming increasingly popular with tourists.

Macau is a small peninsula situated on mainland China, separated from Hong Kong by the Pearl River Delta. Formerly a Portuguese overseas territory until 1999, Macau is known as the “Las Vegas of Asia” due to the vibrant Cotai Strip and its huge stretch of casinos and upscale malls. Tourist attractions in Macau include the Macau Tower with its revolving restaurant, Senando Square with shops and restaurants, the 15th-centuty A-Ma Temple, the Grand Prix Museum, and the new Studio City, a $3.2 billion casino and entertainment resort.

In addittion, Cambodia is a country in Southeast Asia that is home to ancient temples and sites as well as the Ta Prohm temple, Angkor Thom, and famous UNESCO-listed Angkor Wat with its 12th-century ruins in the Angkor Archaeological Park. The capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh, offers an array of attractions and sites including the Royal Palace, the National Museum, the bustling street markets, the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek, and the Tuol Sieng Museum

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