Angkor tour guides upset by foreign competition.

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Angkor tour guides upset by foreign competition.

Post by CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Jan 19, 2017 6:45 am

Guides cry foreigner foul
Wed, 18 January 2017
Sen David

An increasing number of foreign tour guides travelling to Angkor Wat with groups from abroad are costing Cambodian guides jobs and violating the law, a group of Siem Reap-based guides complained to the Ministry of Tourism yesterday.

According to a 2009 sub-decree, all package tours arriving from other countries must hire Cambodian guides trained by the ministry.

Khiev Thy, president of Angkor Tour Guide Assn, which represents more than 1,000 guides, said a growing number of Russian, Chinese and Vietnamese guides ignored this decree.

“These guides . . . do not have licences. We are worried [they] do not clearly understand Cambodian history, and it affects Cambodian guides’ incomes heavily,” he said, adding that at least 100 guides have seen their livelihoods affected. Groups spend an average of $30 to $50 per day when hiring local guides, Thy said.
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/g ... igner-foul
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Re: Angkor tour guides upset by foreign competition.

Post by bolueeleh » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:57 am

We are worried [they] do not clearly understand Cambodian history, [/quote]

:lol: :lol: :lol: everytime cambodians falls behind in standard or quality or competition, what do they do? protest, strikes, decrees, typical
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