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Cambodia’s New Tourism Marketing Strategy

Last year, Angkor Wat was named Trip Advisor’s “best landmark in the world” in their annual Traveller’s Choice awards, beating other world-renowned sites such...

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...

Cambodia And The Budding CSR Movement

In Cambodia — particularly, in Phnom Penh — a concept has been gaining momentum throughout the last decade, that not long ago might have...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Cambodia’s Untapped Ecotourism Potential

Demand for sustainable, community-based tourism experiences in the Kingdom is on the rise – from wildlife conservation initiatives in Ratanakiri to indigenous family homestays...

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...

Building A Sustainable Phnom Penh

Re-Edge Architecture + Design has been leading the sustainable building design in Cambodia. Their portfolio, which features a consistent emphasis on green spaces, clean...

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...

Investment Insight: A Perspective On What Growth In Tourism Means To...

Not long ago, in the mid 1990s, the streets of downtown Phnom Penh had very minimal traffic – some bicycles, motorbikes, cyclos, and very...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Tourism Sector Accepts Fee Hikes, Hopes For More Lead Time

The Cambodian government have been pushing hard over the past year to increase revenue from tourism, which has translated into an increase in fees...

Chinese Company Brought On Board For New Siem Reap Airport

Plans for the construction of a brand new $880 million airport to serve the major tourist hub of Siem Reap are close to being...

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,...

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...

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...

Sihanoukville In The Spotlight

Although overshadowed by Phnom Penh, interest in doing business in Sihanoukville was further piqued after the Cambodian government defined the city as a ‘multi-purpose...

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...

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...

Tourist Numbers In Cambodia Up From Last Year

The first nine months of 2016 have seen around a 5% increase in tourists visiting Cambodia compared to the same period the previous year,...

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...

Cambodia’s First Marriott Hotel To Open Next Year In Siem Reap

Cambodia is finally to have its first Marriott International branded hotel, with local developer Grand Lion Group announcing last week that the 233-room Courtyard...

Thousands To Flood Sihanoukville For 2016 Sea Festival

Cambodia’s southern coastal resort town of Sihanoukville is preparing to host the fifth annual Sea Festival from December 23-25, with authorities expecting around 200,000...

Assessing Recommendations From The Coastal Development Conference

Becoming a member of the Club of the Most Beautiful Bays in the World comes with obvious rewards. For the Bay of Cambodia, which...

Talking Hospitality

Rob Ainge, the man behind upmarket BKK restaurant Deco, talks to us about the hospitality industry in Phnom Penh. Ainge’s brainchild Deco, an elegant...

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...

Cambodia’s First International Travel Expo To Be Held In 2017

A first-of-its-kind tourism expo will be hosted late next year to help promote the whole of Cambodia as a global travel destination, co-organisers from...

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...

Gong Cha Shuts Down Operations in the Kingdom

Taiwanese franchise Gong Cha, which specialises in bubble tea, closed the doors of its five Phnom Penh branches yesterday, just three years after opening its...

Jurassic Theme Park To Be Built In Prey Veng Province

Plans for a $51 million entertainment complex in Prey Veng province near the Vietnamese border that would include a “Jurassic Theme Park” as well...

Phnom Penh’s Entrepreneurs Looking Forward To Good-For-Business Water Festival

With full-scale celebrations for the Water Festival gracing the capital for only the second time in six years, local businesses are gearing up for...

Sihanoukville’s Property Sector Set For Bright Future

Cambodia’s coastal resort town of Sihanoukville is attracting a wealth of investors and developers looking to cash in on improved infrastructure and an increase...

Hospitality And Tourism Industry Growth Reflected At Expo

Over 9,000 hospitality industry people descended on Diamond Island over the weekend to attend the fifth edition of the CAMFOOD CAMHOTEL, the Kingdom’s largest...

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...

Beyond Angkor Wat: Keeping Tourists In The Kingdom Longer

Cambodia’s Angkor Wat has been recognized as one of the wonders of the world since it was first brought to travelers’ attention in the...

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,...

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...

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...

Travelling On The Job: Q&A With Remote Year’s Meredith Dreman

If you think that you need to quit your job to see world, think again. Today we go to Emerald Hub ­– one of...

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...

Implementing ASEAN Standards

As ASEAN moves closer to single market integration, its member states are looking for ways to create a unified tourism market rather than ten...

AirAsia Looking To Land Office In Cambodia Soon

Malaysia-based low-cost airline AirAsia will soon open an office in Cambodia, according to company CEO Anthony Fernandes, who met with Cambodian Prime Minister Hun...

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...

Q&A With Carrol Sahaidak-Beaver Of The Cambodia Hotel Association

The B2B team has a chance to catch up with Carrol Sahaidak-Beaver, the Executive Director of the Cambodia Hotel Association, who discusses the development...

New Management Takes Over Koh Krabey Resort

As reported by the Phnom Penh Post, a resort being built on Koh Krabey has recently changed management, with the Six Senses chain taking over...

Carl’s Jr. Launches First Drive-Through Restaurant in Cambodia

Cambodia now has its first drive-through quick service restaurant, with American burger chain Carl’s Jr. opening its inaugural outlet in Phnom Penh on Monday. The...

India And Cambodia Pushing Airlines For Direct Links

An upward trend in Indian visitors to Cambodia could soon give rise to a direct flight between the two Asian nations, although commercial airlines...

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...

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...

Starbucks Opens Second Cafe At Aeon Mall

American coffee giant Starbucks opened yesterday its second outlet in the country at Aeon Mall. The opening of the second Starbucks cafe comes less than...

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...

One-On-One With Thalias’ Arnaud Darc On The Tourism Market

The B2B team of writers turns to Arnaud Darc, one of the most well known and respected Frenchmen in Phnom Penh, to learn more...

“A Grain of Salt” For Tourism Market Statistics

Cambodia attracted 4.5 million foreign visitors over the course of 2014, an increase of 5.9 percent since last year. The five year projection, according...

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...

Siem Reap’s Visitor Count Up On The Back Of Domestic Tourism...

Tourist visits to the province of Siem Reap increased slightly during the first half of the year, due primarily to a surge in the...

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...

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...

Ministry To Protect Sihanoukville Beach Areas From Development

The Ministry of Tourism offered a ray of sunshine to beachgoers by revealing measures to make some areas of beaches in the southern coastal...

Success In Siem Reap

As Siem Reap continues to expand at a staggering rate to welcome the growing number of tourists, competition for new businesses can be tough. The...

Creating Sustainable Luxury

The B2B team talks to Ian Jones, executive director of Agile Development Group (ADG) and advisor for the House Boutique Hotel, about corporate social...

The Future of Tourism

The B2B team talks hospitality and tourism with Carrol Sahaidak-Beaver, the executive director of The Cambodia Hotel Association. B2B: Are we losing the competitive edge...

Hungary Offers Boost For Battambang Tourism

The development of Battambang province into a cultural heritage site will receive technical assistance from the Hungarian government, according to the Ministry of Tourism. “Government...

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...

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...

Hospitality Innovation Brewing In Phnom Penh

B2B spoke to Mr. Andrew Tay, Director of the Himawari Hotel Apartments and Microbrewery, about Cambodia’s first and finest brew house. Having seen the concept...

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...

Vocational Schools To Train Cambodians For Tourism Sector

Thanks to a $11.7 million loan from the French government, two vocational training facilities will be built to help supply workers in the burgeoning...

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...

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...

Donaco strikes gold with Poipet casino

Australian-listed casino operator Donaco International Ltd, in its first full-year financial filing since acquiring the Star Vegas Resort and Club in Banteay Meanchey province’s...

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...

F&B Sector Experts Predict Further Growth And Harsher Competition

Cambodia’s food and beverage sector still has plenty of room to grow, though in the face of tougher competition operators need to upgrade their...

New Vietnam Gambling Program Set To Hurt Cambodian Casinos

The already struggling casinos in the Cambodian border town of Bavet have been struck by another unfortunate outcome after Vietnam announced its decision to...

Setting Up In Sihanoukville

Setting up shop outside the more developed capital Phnom Penh comes with its own unique set of challenges, as Robert Heiduczek discovered. “To set up...

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...

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...

Food Delivery Apps in Cambodia

Cambodia has seen an explosion of new food delivery, grocery delivery apps and websites enter the market since 2018. We look at the best...

Chinese New Year Sees More Cambodians Heading Abroad

Cambodia’s robust economic growth has afforded a marked increase in the number of locals travelling abroad during the three-day Chinese New Year festival this...

Hyatt To Build Luxury Hotel In Phnom Penh

Hyatt Hotels recently signed an agreement with local conglomerate Chip Mong Group to build a 250-room luxury hotel in Phnom Penh in 2020. The envisioned...

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...

Ministry To Create Working Group To Promote Local Goods

The Ministry of Tourism said it will create a working group whose goal will be to devise strategies to increase the share of local...

How are Cambodian businesses affected by COVID-19?

COVID-19 has had an adverse effect on the entire globe, and in Cambodia, key industries have also taken a financial hit. A number of...

User Review Revolution In Tourism

B2B spoke with Mr Charles-Henri Chevet, General Manager of Sofitel Hotels Cambodia, and Mr John Neutze, Director of Sales and Marketing at Raffles Hotels...

Diversifying Cambodia’s Touristic Offer

Cambodia successfully branded itself overseas with its first-ever “Kingdom of Wonder” campaign in 2008, and has since steadily improved in the rankings to become...

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...

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...

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...

Costs Rise With The Floodwater In Southern Thailand

The cost of widespread flooding in southern Thailand could rise to as high as 120 billion baht ($3.4 billion), or 0.7 percent of the...
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