Promoting adventure tourism can increase income for local communities

“Adventure tourism plays an important role in preserving natural resources and wildlife. Tourists can educate the local community on the importance of not cutting down trees and not hunting animals… Moreover, such tourism cultivates the spirit of young people with a love for nature and the concept of benevolence.


The popularity of adventure tourism has grown among young tourists around the world. These tourists like to participate in various adventure activities including skydiving, rock climbing and scuba diving.

Chhay Sivlin, president of the Cambodian Association of Travel Agents, said Khmer time, “Adventure tourism is responsible travel in nature. Adventure tourism activities include nature tours, wildlife area attractions, etc. The importance of adventure tourism is that it provides employment and income to the local community. It is important to raise awareness of the tourism potential by avoiding cutting down trees, selling animals, etc.

She added, “Adventure tourism plays an important role in preserving natural resources and wildlife. The adventurous tourist can educate the local community on the importance of not cutting down trees and not hunting animals. The local community can derive sustainable income from tourism by conserving natural resources. »

“Moreover, it cultivates the spirit of young people with the love of nature and the concept of benevolence.”

“The government needs to improve community support services in remote areas and organize training for the local community. In addition, the private sector should store garbage in key natural areas with the participation of local communities, travel agencies, etc. “, she added.

The Ministry of Tourism noted that the main adventure tourism areas have all seen an increase in the arrival of domestic tourist numbers following the Covid-19 vaccination campaign.

He said tourist arrivals in Khnong Phsar Mountain, Phnom Oral Wildlife Sanctuary, Kirirom National Park, Chi Phat Commune, Areng Valley, Peam Krasop Wildlife Sanctuary, of Sre Ambel, Veal Thom Grasslands, Samlot Protected Area, Phnom Tbeng Natural Heritage Park, Sea Forest (Samoth Chheu), Tonle Sap Lake, Phnom Kulen National Park and Wetlands of Ream Sar along the upper Mekong in Stung Treng province has improved.

The ministry divides adventure tourism standards into seven key areas. These are the quality of the hiking trails; tourist information; infrastructure development; Safety and Security; provision of services; management; and social and environmental benefits.

According to the World Tourism Organization, ecotourism and adventure tourism – including rural tourism – are the tourism sub-sectors that have remained active and operational even during the Covid-19 crisis, serving as tools effective in supporting domestic tourism and stimulating local development. , according to the ministry