Thong Khon

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Thong Khon
ថោង ខុន
Thong Khon (2019).jpg
Khon in 2019
Minister of Tourism
Assumed office
30 November 1998
Prime MinisterHun Sen
Governor of Phnom Penh
In office
1985–1990
Preceded byKeo Chenda
Succeeded byHok Lundy
Personal details
Born (1951-11-23) 23 November 1951 (age 70)
Political partyCambodian People's Party
Alma materNational Economics University (PhD)
University of Health Sciences (MD)

Thong Khon (Khmer: ថោង ខុន; born 23 November 1951) is a Cambodian politician. He is a member of the Cambodian People's Party and was elected to represent Kampong Thom Province in the National Assembly in 2003.[1] Thong Khon is the current Minister of Tourism.

On 22 June 2016, on the rostrum of World Best Tourist Destination award[2] for Cambodia he announced a new tourism policy for the Kingdom targeting 7 million tourists arrivals per year until 2020.[3]

The main features of the Kingdom New Tourism Policy are based on promoting Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom as special cultural destination coupled with promoting the seafront of Cambodia for leisure and sea-related activities.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Election results" Archived 2008-06-16 at the Wayback Machine. Cambodia National Election Committee. Accessed June 18, 2008.
  2. ^ "European Tourism News".
  3. ^ "ASEAN"
  4. ^ "World Best Tourist Destination"