Cambodia’s Mekong anticipates challenges coping with tourism demand

The increased levels of tourism recovery demand for the Mekong region are likely to cause operational in-bound challenges this summer, particularly with traditional markets such as China, stated Catherine Germier-Hamel, CEO of Destination Mekong.

Speaking ahead of her speech at the upcoming Arival Activate event in Bangkok from June 12 to 14 June, Germier-Hamel commented that the Mekong region is not yet fully equipped to cope with surging inbound tourism demand likely to happen for the foreseeable future.

The Mekong region faces four particular challenges, she opined, stating that the industry has not yet recovered from job losses and the collapse of businesses due to the Covid-19 pandemic, as well as the difficulty tourism companies face in attracting and retaining skilled workers.

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