As Incomes Rise, More Cambodians Travel Outside The Country: Ministry

Higher living standards and incomes coupled with attractive tour packages are prompting more and more Cambodians to travel abroad, with outbound tourism numbers rising...

Tourism Revenue Up 20 Percent

The tourism sector earned $4.3 billion in revenue last year, an increase of around 20 percent, according to the latest figures from the Ministry...

Flag Carrier Says China Is A Priority

Cambodia Angkor Air, the national flag carrier, has made the Chinese market a priority, aiming to capitalise on the growing numbers of Chinese tourists...

Prosperity Feasts at NagaWorld!

Usher in good fortune and wealth this Chinese New Year at NagaWorld! Together with your loved ones, feast your way to prosperity with an...

Cambodia 3rd In Asean For Tourist Growth

In 2018 Cambodia experienced the third largest increase in international tourists in Asean, behind only Vietnam and Indonesia, according to data recently released by...

Ticket Revenue At Angkor Complex Up 8 Percent

Ticket sales revenue at the Angkor Archaeological Park grew by 8 percent in 2018, a slowdown compared to 2017 when year-on-year revenue growth reached...

Koh Kong In Race To Catch Up With Rest Of The...

The southwestern Cambodian province of Koh Kong may be lagging behind the other three coastal provinces in terms of economic development, but local authorities...

Cambodian Airports Each 10 Million Passengers Milestone

The number of travellers passing through one of the three international airports in the Kingdom has reached 10 million, a milestone that was celebrated...

Sea Festival Attracts 180,000 Visitors

During the weekend, Koh Kong welcomed 180,000 visitors coming to the province to attend the Sea Festival, which ended yesterday. Koh Kong tourism department director...

Air China To Start Phnom Penh Flights From January

After a two-month delay, Air China is set to start direct flights between Beijing and Phnom Penh in January, airport officials said. The Chinese national...

Cambodia, ADB Discuss $30m Loan

The Ministry of Tourism has begun discussions with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) over a $30-million loan to fund infrastructure in coastal provinces that...

Outbound Tourism Rose 30 Percent During Water Festival

Cambodian outbound tourism saw a 30 percent rise during this year’s three-day Water Festival, while long haul destination tour packages to Europe, Australia, US,...

Cambodia, Thailand Single Visa

Cambodia and Thailand have agreed to promote the use of single visa for foreign tourists, particularly among those traveling within the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic...

Ticket Revenue At Angkor Soars To More Than $85 Million

The government earned $85.5 million in revenue from the sale of tickets at the Angkor Archaeological Park during the first nine months of the...

Hospitality And F&B Exhibition Kicks Off

The sixth edition of the Camfood and Camhotel expos began yesterday in Phnom Penh with the aim of promoting the local cuisine and hospitality...

Cambodia, France Bolster Tourism Cooperation

Cambodia and France this week agreed to strengthen cooperation to boost the Kingdom’s tourism industry, and expressed the intention to draft and sign a...

Raffles Hotels Bought By Hospitality Platform

Lodgis Hospitality Holding Pte Ltd has successfully completed the acquisition of two historic landmark hotels in Cambodia, the Raffles Hotel Le Royal Phnom Penh...

Chinese Visitors To The Kingdom Spike

During the first four months of the year, Cambodia welcomed more than 647,000 Chinese visitors, an increase of more than 79 percent, according to...

Angkor Wat Ticket Revenue Up 18 pct

Cambodia earned $61.4 million in revenue from the sale of tickets at Angkor Wat during the first half of 2018, a hike of nearly...

Government To Regulate Service Charges

In a bid to increase transparency between businesses and their customers in the tourism industry, the government has issued a directive regulating the use...

Next Asean Meeting On Tourism Qualifications To Be Held In Cambodia

The second edition of a conference on the mutual recognition of professionals in the tourism industry across Asean member states will take place in...

Thailand, Cambodia Pledge To Strengthen Tourism Ties

With relations between the two countries at a high point, Cambodia and Thailand have agreed to boost cooperation in tourism to bring more tourists...

Angkor Sankranta 2018 Attracts Over 1.8 Million Visitors

Some 1.82 million national and international tourists joined the Angkor Sankranta 2018, the sixth of its kind, in Siem Reap cultural province, a 15.14...

Siem Reap Hotel Beats The World’s Best

Cambodia’s Viroth’s Hotel, based in the province of Siem Reap, has come out top of the 2018 Best Hotels in the world for travellers,...

Angkor Revenue Up, Tourists Amount Down

According to a new report by the Ministry of Tourism published yesterday, revenue from ticket sales to the Angkor Archeological Park reached $39.48 million...

Macau Link Sparks Tourism Hopes

The ancient province of Siem Reap and China’s autonomous region of Macau have reached a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to build a sister city...

Cambodia Smiles For Foreigners

Cambodia ranks 4th in the top ten most welcoming countries for foreign residents, the latest survey from Expat Insider shows. The survey rated Cambodia’s friendly...

Cambodians Take To The Skies, New Asia Routes Opening Soon

Chinese passenger arrivals via the three international airports are the main trend providing steady growth, a senior officer at Cambodia Airports says, but Cambodians...

Sihanoukville To Welcome New Marriott Hotel

Local real-estate firm Grand Lion Group reached a deal with US-based Marriott group to manage and operate a new five-star hotel in the coastal...

Hospitality Establishments Continue To Increase

With international tourist arrivals and investment in the sector ostensibly on the rise, the kingdom saw a “tremendous” growth in the number of hotels...

First Marine National Park Established In Koh Rong

The government announced last week the establishment of the country’s first marine national park, the Koh Rong National Park, which covers the Koh Rong...

Capital’s Airport Gets Upgrade

Phnom Penh International Airport’s renovated arrival hall and boarding concourse were presented to the public yesterday, following a $26 million investment from the operator...

Chinese Investment Keeps Pouring In

A Chinese construction giant is eyeing investment opportunities in Cambodia’s thriving tourism sector, as the government continues to fine-tune its strategy to accelerate the...

Flight Connection Between Siem Reap And Bagan In The Air

Myanmar National Airlines, the country’s national flag carrier, recently applied for a licence to operate a direct flight between the cities of Bagan and...

AccorHotels Plans 3 New Mid-range Hotels

AccorHotels, a French multinational hotel group, plans to open new branches of its famous chained-brand hotels in Cambodia, as it moves to seize opportunities...

Direct Flight Boosts Japanese Tourists

The first direct flight between Japan and Cambodia, which launched last year, has bumped up the number of Japanese tourists visiting the kingdom, helping...

Chinese Airlines Eye Cambodian Market

Three more Chinese airlines will enter the local aviation market in the near future, with the number of routes connecting Chinese and Cambodian cities...

New Theatre Opens In Siem Reap

The Angkor Grand Theatre, part of a $15-million project known as the Angkor Dynasty Entertainment Center, opened its doors to the public last Wednesday...

New Flight Seeks To Bring Even More Chinese Visitors

JC International Airlines launched a new regular flight connecting the cities of Siem Reap and Chongqing in China, a service that seeks to capitalise...

Kampot Seaport Coming In 2019

Construction of the first seaport for tourist vessels in Kampot is due to start by the end of the year. The groundbreaking ceremony for the...

Small Planet Airlines Set For Take Off

Small Planet Airlines, a low-cost carrier, became the seventh airline registered with the country’s aviation body after the company yesterday received its Air Operator’s...

Dates Set For 2017 Sea Festival In Kep

The sixth Sea Festival will take place in Kep province from December 22 to 24, according to a government statement issued this week. The event,...

PM Announces New Airport In Siem Reap

Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday that Siem Reap is in need of a new airport to tackle the rising number of visitors to...

Hospitality Continues To Drive Cambodian Employment

With more than 1.5 million tourists visiting Cambodia during the first quarter of 2017, compared to 1.3 million during the same period in 2016,...

New Mekong River Cruise Ship Launched

Croisi Europe launched its newest river cruise ship, the RV Indochine II, on Saturday in a bid to attract more high-end tourists from Western...

Visa Cards Now Accepted At Angkor Archaeological Park

Visa, the global payments technology company, has announced that Visa cards will now be accepted at the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap, one...

No Pchum Ben Price Hikes, Says Minister

The government yesterday called on tourism service providers nationwide not to increase their prices during the upcoming Pchum Ben holidays. The directive issued through the...

Sihanouk Airport Upgrade On Track

Renovations to Sihanoukville International Airport, which will allow it to handle bigger planes, will be finished by the end of the year as planned,...

Angkor Wat Tourists Floating On The Moat

A temporary floating bridge completed in May over the moat leading to Angkor Wat, while the original is currently closed for repairs, is proving to...

Tourism Minister Pushes Siem Reap To Clean Up

The government has highlighted seven key areas that it wants to see improved in Siem Reap before the city is nominated to be a...

Cambodia, Israel Ink MoU For Flight Link

Cambodia and Israel signed a memorandum of understanding last week for direct flights between both countries, according to the spokesman of the State Secretariat of...

Plans Heat Up For Phnom Penh Kuyteav

The Cambodian government plans to build up the brand name of Phnom Penh kuyteav, to make the popular noodle soup dish well-known both locally...

Thailand To Offer Longer Healthcare Visas To CLMV

Thailand’s healthcare and wellness business is expected to grow following the initiation of the Thai government’s visa extension scheme for people from Cambodia, Laos,...

Direct Flights To Link Cambodia With Xi’an City

There will soon be direct flights to Cambodia from Xi'an city in China’s Shaanxi province to meet the growing demand of Chinese tourists, said...

Angkor Air Strikes Four Codeshare Deals

Cambodia’s national flag carrier Angkor Air has reached deals on codesharing with a local airline and three international carriers. The company signed the deals last...

Cambodia Angkor Air Now A Member Of IATA

The Kingdom’s national flag carrier, Cambodia Angkor Air, is the country’s first airline to receive the International Air Transport Association’s Operational Safety Audit (IOSA)...

New Track For Battambang Bamboo Trains

A new track for the “nori”, also known as the bamboo train, will be built in Battambang province to keep alive the traditional tourist...

Heritage Tours To Be Packaged In Cambodia

Cambodia is to create a heritage tourism package after Kampong Thom’s Prei Kuk Temple was listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. The archaeological...

China To Boost Tourism in Cambodia

China plans to establish a comprehensive tourism development plan for Siem Reap province, home of the famed Angkor archeological park. In a meeting with Cambodian...

Air Traffic To Cambodia Up 23%

Air traffic to Cambodia’s three international airports increased by 23 percent in the first two quarters of 2017, due largely to growing Chinese tourism...

Ecotourism Has Potential to Expand

As more tourists favour nature resorts and jungle trekking, companies and conservationists are considering how to define, develop and expand ecotourism and coastal tourism in...

Ministries & Private Sector To Promote Ecotourism

The Ministry of Tourism yesterday agreed to create an inter-ministerial working group to promote eco-tourism. After approval of a draft national ecotourism policy, Tourism Minister...

More Tourists Arriving In Kingdom

Cambodia International Airports received 3.5 million travellers in the first five months of 2017, up 22% on the same period last year. According to Mao...

50,000 To Be Trained As Tourism Sector ‘Experts’

The government wants to train 50,000 tourism professionals every year between now and 2025 under a new development strategy for human resources within the...

Superstar Lee Min Ho Becomes Anchor Beer Ambassador

Anchor Beer held a high-profile press conference at D22 in Phnom Penh Tower to announce famous Korean actor Lee Min Ho has signed an...

Cambodia Wins Eco-tour Expo Title

Cambodia has been named as “The Most Wonderful Eco-Tour” destination by the International Travel Expo Hong Kong 2017 and a leading Hong Kong-based magazine....

Cambodia Eyes Share Of Thai Tourist Market

Cambodia needs more direct flights to and from destinations around the world to increase the country’s share of regional tourism, according to the State...

New Airline Launches Kuala Lumpur Service

Cambodia-based JC International Airlines officially launched its service to Malaysia on Tuesday with its inaugural flight landing at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA2). The airline...

Beverage Brands Overflowing Cambodian Market

The impact of a saturated market for beverage brands in Cambodia has been felt by Taiwanese bubble tea chain Chatime, with the local franchise...

Chinese Firm Plans Hotels Boost In Cambodia

China-based Shenzhen Win-Win Decoration and Designing plans to build 100 budget hotels in Cambodia to capitalise on the growth in tourism, especially from the...

Au Bon Pain Bakery Bound For Cambodia

The Au Bon Pain bakery chain is to expand into Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam by the end of the year, to serve growing...

Qatar Crisis Sparks Tourism Fears In Cambodia

Government officials and tourism experts say they are worried about a diplomatic crisis involving Qatar and its effect on flights between Phnom Penh and...

Indian Weddings Offer Rich Pickings For Cambodian Tourism

Cambodia has the potential to set itself up as a premium wedding destination for India’s middle class who have a taste for opulence and...

Commune Elections Alcohol Ban Met With Resistance

In an effort to avoid civil unrest during the upcoming commune elections, Prime Minister Hun Sen last Friday issued a government directive banning the...

Pursat River Pleasure Cruises To Help Boost Tourism

Tourists will soon be able to cruise along the Pursat river in rowing boats and pedalos, under plans to develop the waterway as a...

Airline Tax Proposed To Help Clean Up Cambodia

The government is looking at ways to tackle Cambodia’s waste problem with a $1 charge on airline tickets touted to raise the cash. The move...

Foreign Tourist Arrivals In Cambodia Up Over 12 Percent

Foreign tourist arrivals to Cambodia went up more than 12 percent in the first quarter of 2017, as the country ramped up efforts to...

Major Event To Promote Cambodian Cuisine And Agriculture

The Cambodia Rice Federation and the Cambodia Tourism Federation announced this morning that they will co-host the Cambodia’s biggest agriculture and food event at the Diamond...

Construction Set To Start On Kampot Tourism Seaport

Construction of the first seaport for tourist vessels in Kampot province is due to start in September. Provincial tourism department director Soy Sinol said a...

Cambodia’s Economic Growth Sparks Franchise Boom

More foreign franchise companies will appear in Cambodia as the rising urban population and surging middle class want to enjoy international brands, according to...

Cambodia Angkor Air’s New Flights To Japan Take Off

National carrier Cambodia Angkor Air will launch its first charter flight from Japan to Siem Reap today and is considering a regular service on...

Two Kingdoms, One Destination Tourism Campaign Promoted

Cambodia and Thailand are pushing for the implementation of an agreement on tourism cooperation. The call was announced during a meeting between Cambodian Tourism...

Pact To Increase Flights Between Cambodia And Hong Kong

The Hong Kong Civil Aviation Authority has signed an agreement to increase flights from Hong Kong to Cambodia. The Secretariat of Civil Aviation signed...

Khmer New Year Holiday Sees Record Tourist Numbers

Cambodia’s top tourist destinations recorded a record number of visitors this Khmer New Year, with 2.5 million locals and foreigners traveling to celebrate the...

Lets Talk Over Lunch: Top Restaurants For Business Meetings

Meeting an important business associate over lunch? Then one of the things you want to get right is the setting. With a booming restaurant...

Hotels Defend Room Rate Hikes During Khmer New Year

With the Khmer New Year holiday approaching this weekend,  thousands of people flocking to resorts face seasonal price rises but some places are sticking...

Ministry Prepares Master Plan For Tourism Development

The Ministry of Tourism has prepared a master plan for the development of the industry in provinces and cities to attract investment in the...

Tourist Numbers Increase Despite Angkor Ticket Hike

Revenue from ticket sales to foreign tourists visiting the Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap reached $30.85 million, up  51 percent in the first...

Prime Minister Calls For Curb On Khmer New Year Price Hikes

Prime Minister Hun Sen called yesterday for transport companies, tourism service providers and food sellers not to increase prices for Khmer New Year to...

Cambodia’s Bilateral Trade With The US Last Year Around $3 Billion

The trade volume between Cambodia and the United States reached around $3 billion in 2016, while nearly 240,000 American tourists visited the Kingdom, according...

Sea Visits To Cambodia On The Rise But Infrastructure Needed

Cambodia’s tourism revenue has been aided by a growing number of foreign visitors arriving by sea, although stakeholders in the sector have noted that...

Thousands Attend 2017 River Festival In Stung Treng Province

The government’s three-day River Festival in Stung Treng province that ended on Sunday attracted a total of around 140,000 local and international tourists, the...

Construction Gets Underway On Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh Hotel

Hyatt Regency added Cambodia to its growing footprint in Southeast Asia with a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday to lay the foundations of the international five-star...

River Festival In Stung Treng To Help Boost Eco-Tourism

The government's third annual River Festival, which is being held in Stung Treng province next weekend, will form part of a strategy to attract...

Minister Issues Warning On Festive Price Hikes

The Minister of Tourism has threatened to fine and withdraw the licenses of business owners who do not display the price of goods and...

South Coast Holds Key To Real Estate, Hotel Development

Real estate and hotel developers have identified the southern coast of Cambodia as having the most potential through tourism to encourage more business investment. Developers and...

Prime Minister Pushes For Fresh Supply Of Produce For Tourists

Prime Minister Hun Sen called for a Green Belt to be established at the country’s main tourist areas to supply holiday-makers with locally produced...

Emirates Flights To Link Phnom Penh With Yangon And Dubai

Cambodia will soon have daily flights from Dubai and Yangon as Emirates creates a new air link between the capital cities of two developing...

Industry Insight: Dealing With Cambodia’s Skills Gap

Most businesses in the Cambodian IT sector struggle to hire the employees they are looking for and generally find it difficult to recruit competent...

Pocket Guides Go Digital With Launch Of New Search Website

A new way to navigate Cambodia’s seemingly endless list of bars, restaurants, hotels, shops and other services was launched on Tuesday evening by Master...
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