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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...

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...

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...

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...

Sales of Angkor Complex Tickets Down Nine Percent

Cambodia earned $55.7 million in revenue from the sale of tickets at Angkor archaeological park in the first half of 2019, a 9 percent...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Kampot Seaport To Become ‘Main Gateway’ To Region

With a quarter of construction work already completed, the new port in Kampot province will become the country’s main gateway to tourism destinations in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

Tourism Boom Continues

Cambodia is on its way to hitting its projected tourist target of seven million foreigners landing in the country by 2020. Last year, the number...

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...

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...

F&B Expo To Showcase More Foreign Goods

CAMFOOD, Cambodia's biggest international food & drinks exhibition, will be back in its 5th iteration at Diamond Island Exhibition Centre, on October 20-22. According...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tourism Boost

As tourism continues to grow in Cambodia, measures have been put in place to help nurture, develop and sustain the increasingly important economy driver. “Tourism...

A Modern Day Property Development Visionary

King’s Road Angkor Premium Office & Property Management Managing Director, Mr. Lim Nam, has proven himself as a leader in property development. During 2006,...

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...

Short Term Impact Creates Dependency, Veuve

We meet the social impact worker Aimee Veuve, who believes that sustainability, opportunity and fair pay lies at the heart of the Cambodian workforce’s...

Number of new hotels set to open in Phnom Penh

A new report from C9 Hotelworks suggests a large number of new hotels are due to open in the Kingdom of Cambodia's capital of...

Hilton To Open First Hotel In Cambodia

Hilton has announced plans to enter the Kingdom’s market, with its first hotel set to come online in Phnom Penh by 2022. The exact location...

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...

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...

Airports in Cambodia

We look at the airports in Cambodia, those currently operating, as well as those under construction, and how the expansion of the Cambodian airport...

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...

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...

New Flight Between Bangkok And Siem Reap

Visitors to iconic Angkor Wat look set to soar after AirAsia unveiled a daily flight between Siem Reap and Bangkok. The news comes at the...

Qatar Airways Touches Down In Phnom Penh

by Ben Woods Qatar Airways’ inaugural flight from Doha to Phnom Penh touched town shortly before 2 p.m. on Wednesday, making the state-owned carrier the...

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...

Unesco, Ministry Vow Stronger Cooperation

Unesco pledged on Friday to continue working closely with the Cambodian Ministry of Tourism to promote the conservation and sustainable development of Cambodia’s ecotourism...

Lanmei Airlines looks to start new routes

Cambodian airline, Lanmei Airlines, is aiming to launch three new routes from Phnom Penh to Malaysia, and China as early as August 2020. New routes...

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...

Siem Reap Province Needs More Tourism Products: Minister

The Minister of Tourism on Monday called for cooperation between the public and private sectors to create new tourism products in Siem Reap province. Speaking...

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...

NagaWorld Revenue Up As Macau Slumps

Cambodia continues to capitalise on China’s anti-corruption drive as VIP players flock to Phnom Penh’s NagaWorld casino, the Phnom Penh Post reported on April...

Kampot tourism seaport to open in 2020

The new Kampot tourism seaport, which is currently under construction and about 30% complete, should be finished by mid-2020 according to the Kampot provincial...

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, 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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

What do foreigners need to enter Cambodia during COVID-19?

The Royal Cambodian Government has lifted the ban on visitors from Iran, Italy, Germany, Spain, France and the US which were implemented since March...

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...

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)...

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...

Siem Reap Lands Top Spot In German Travel Platform

Siem Reap was named the top tourist destination in Southeast Asia by Germany-based online travel platform YouDiscover. The Cambodian city was followed by Bangkok and...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Tourist Decline Continues At Angkor

The number of foreign visitors at the world-famous Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap continues to decline according to the latest figures from Angkor...

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...

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...

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...

Cambodia, Azerbaijan To Sign Agreement To Boost Tourism

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) is to be signed between Cambodia and Azerbaijan to help foster cooperation in tourism and boost the flow of...

Khmer New Year Pulls Local Tourists To Siem Reap

Khmer New Year continues to be a major draw for tourists, particularly local ones, who use the occasion to celebrate Khmer heritage  in the...

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...

98% Of World-wide minority NagaCorp Shareholders Give Nod To Naga 3

Hong Kong listed Nagacorp (HKSE 3018) has announced as per EGM held on Thursday, 8 August 2019, that all minority shareholders from all over...
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