Europe and the Kingdom of Cambodia are entering into a new era of friendship and cooperation, was the conclusion of the meeting between President Dr. Anton Caragea and Minister of Tourism, Thong Khon.

Dialogue at Minister of Tourism President Anton Caragea and Minister Khon ThongThe dialogue has open a broad vista of cooperation in the fields of tourism, culture and economy in fruition of the plans decided by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo- Dr. HUN SEN during the meeting with ECTT President, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

 During the official round table between Europe and Cambodia tourism head, Dr. Thong Khon, Tourism Minister of Cambodia was specially praised by Professor Dr. Anton Caragea for his vision and astute policies and devotion to the country development, under the glowing leadership of Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo- Dr. HUN SEN.

President Anton Caragea remarked that we are in the presence of a historical leader, of a person who rebuild it Cambodia from zero to hero status, and was always a symbol of the country resistance.

Common Government MeetingEuropean Tourism leader, President Anton Caragea marked the main terms of cooperation with the Kingdom of Cambodia and outlined the main points of a three years plans (2017-2020) in fostering the tourism and cultural international presence of Cambodia in the world.

Minister Thong Khon voiced his special thanks to the European Council on Tourism and Trade and President Dr. Anton Caragea, as the President for awarding Cambodia the Awards of World Best Tourist Destination for 2016 and Favorite Cultural Destination for 2016 and to the European Tourism Academy for unanimously electing Samdech Techo Prime Minister as an Honorary Member of the European Tourism Academy.

The target of the three-year plan of cooperation with ECTT is to bring to life the forecasts for 2020, international tourist arrivals that is expected to rise to about 7 million people and to bring the total revenue of approximately US $ 5,000 million, creating job opportunities for nearly 1 million people.

Dr. THONG KHON-Cambodia Minister of Tourism

Minister Thong Khon outlining his sector achievements  at WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION FOR 2016 function.

Minister Thong Khon outlined also for President Anton Caragea his office plans for a Best Hospitality Contest Movement and transforming the contest to the National Agenda by inspiring the citizens, officials, private sector, youth and development partners to join together in order to improve the service and hospitality better for contributing to the promotion of all tourist destinations in the Kingdom of Cambodia as the tourist destination with attractiveness, warmth, and providing memorable experiences for tourists with natural smile and greetings of Cambodian people.


President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and Minister Thong Khon had a photo taken with the participants at bilateral tourism meeting: Europe-Kingdom of Cambodia.

President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea outlined his support in fostering cooperation in the fields of tourism training, hospitality staff development, creating a Tourism Institute of Cambodia and supporting law reform and updating in the fields of tourism investment promotion and tourism education and natural conservation.

Concluding the official tourism delegations meeting, Europe`s President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea had a photo taken with the participants and give an interview withCambodian National Television.


In the framework of the official visit to the Kingdom of Cambodia, the official high level meeting between ECTT President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and Academician Dr. Hun Sen-Prime Minister of Cambodia has taken place.

H.E. President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and H.E. Prime Minister of Cambodia-Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo-HUN SEN
The shake-hand of friendship and respect: a perfect beginning to the dialogue between Prime Minister of  Kingdom of Cambodia Academician Dr. HUN SEN and European President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

 The dialogue was held in an amicable atmosphere and was based on an thoroughly assessment of the regional evolutions in Indochina and Europe and was built upon the common objective of building a development agenda, focused on the fulfillment of Sustainable Development Goals as voted in December 2015 by the United Nations.

The President of European Council on Tourism and Trade, Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, highlighted the intense development that brought Cambodia to the fore of international economic growth and also praised the country ambitious social revenues distribution agenda towards the poor and marginal communities.

Cambodia is today an example for this area of the world, in economic growth and the Government led by Academician Dr. HUN SEN is an example of development and national efficiency.

 H.E. Cambodia Prime Minister: Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo HUN SEN had graciously expressed his gratitude for the encouragements offered by President Anton Caragea.

World Tourism Institution President and Prime Minister of Cambodia-Dr. HUN SEN

H.E. President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea and H.E. Prime Minister of Cambodia-Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo-HUN SEN

The successful governance of our country was based on the trust build between his team and the people of Cambodia and validated in the course of the years, by the electoral voting process, concluded Academician Dr. HUN SEN.

In relation to this trust, the Prime Minister of Cambodia officially announced, for the first time, his desire to stand for re-election at the general ballot in 2018.

President Anton Caragea and H.E. Prime Minister of Cambodia on the World Tourism awards venueECTT President-Professor Dr. Anton Caragea wished to be the first to offer his congratulation and stated that Khmer people must proceed to the path of economic development and growth and take full advantage of the experience and trust bestow upon the government led by Academician dr. HUN SEN.

Afterwards the delegation headed by H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea, partakes in the discussion and exchanges of views with H.E. Academician Dr. HUN SEN-Prime Minister of Cambodia.

Only Prime Minster Samdech HUN SEN can offer to the nation the necessary guarantees for integrity and continuous development for people of Cambodia, underlined Professor Dr. Anton Caragea.

More issues were put under the limelight such as: migration crisis, the tense world political situation, the crisis in the Arab world and European crisis brought about by Brexit.

Academician HUN SEN

Over reaching dialogue, lofty discussion between Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Dr. HUN SEN, Prime Minister of Cambodia and President Professor Dr. Anton Caragea MA, FINS, ETA.

On the bilateral horizon, the discussion had tabled themes like: increase in bilateral trade and exchanges and it was decided that a joint team of experts will start working on a Cambodia Development Plan for 2050.

The task to continue the developing the bilateral relations between Europe and Cambodia was entrusted by H.E. Prime Minister of Cambodia -Samdech HUN SEN to the Minister of Tourism of Cambodia-Dr. Thong Khon.

Academician HUN SEN-Prime Minister of Cambodia proudly accepts for Cambodia the title of World Best Tourist Destination

The amicable and full of respect dialogue between H.E. Prime Minister of Cambodia -Samdech HUN SEN and H.E. Professor Dr. Anton Caragea – European Council on Tourism and Trade President had initiated a valuable exchange of ideas and experiences that will continue in to the future.

The full photo chronicle of the event can be viewed here: PRESIDENT OFFICE



Thousand of people have take part in filming the summer 2016 video clip presenting to the world the importance and significance of tourism and raising awareness of Cambodia`s inestimable travel and cultural potential and the results where summarised in two perfect songs conquering the world with their tunes.

When you are thinking about Cambodia`s tourism the first thing that cross your mind are: the recently awarded title of World Best Tourist Destination or the scenic spots of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, or the majestic Mekong, or the clear waters of Koh Rong island, but you wouldn’t necessary focus on music and you would be wrong, because Cambodia has started the journey to conquer the tourism world with a song.

Already a hit, the CAMBODIA – KINGDOM OF WONDERS had become this year theme of WORLD TOURISM AWARDS being incorporated in the celebrations for WORLD BEST TOURISM DESTINATION FOR 2016-KINGDOM OF CAMBODIA.

CAMBODIA – KINGDOM OF WONDERS  has being released by the MINISTER OF TOURISM as the official song of this summer’s World Tourism Awards 2016, ‘CAMBODIA IS WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION’.

The track, which features the main beauties and landmarks of the Kingdom of Cambodia, was also recorded with the help of million of tourism fans around the world.

The song CAMBODIA IS WORLD BEST TOURIST DESTINATION was performed during the opening and closing ceremonies of the Phnom Penh World Travel and Tourism Awards 2016.

Another million dollars song is the CAMBODIA-FAVOURITE CULTURAL DESTINATION, with Khmer lyrics by Hun Heng, a local star in music creation and benefiting the talented voice of Son Srey Pich, a Khmer music star.

The song rose quickly to fame on the account of the perfect blending of powerful music and enchanted videos showcasing the incredible beauty of Cambodia.

These wonderful songs can be listen here: