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Tourism Needs Transparency, Agent Says

The Cambodia Association of Travel Agents is committed to creating more transparency and sustainability in the tourism sector, the president of the association said Monday.

Cambodia is experiencing an expansive growth of tourism surrounding the temples of Angkor Wat, and their gateway city, Siem Reap, and the association is quick to remind government officials that the sector must be open, said Ho Vandy, president of the association, as a guest on "Hello VOA."

Siem Reap now has more than 10,000 hotel rooms, he said, but still there is a shortage, with annual tourists reaching 2 million, he said.

"We have to find a way from now through the next ten years to promote the tourism industry services," Ho Vandy said. "Otherwise, we will lack a lot."