Cambodia prepares ‘travel bubble’ plan to aid tourism

The Ministry of Tourism is moving to restore the devastated tourism sector by preparing a so-called travel bubble plan to gradually receive international tourists, even if the Kingdom is seeing a rise in new cases of COVID-19. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50751509/cambodia-prepares-travel-bubble-plan-to-aid-tourism/

Tour operators to launch luxury discount packages

Ministry of Tourism and local tour operators are organising heavily discounted luxury tour package to once-popular tourist destinations such as Siem Reap, as well as promoting local tour guides. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50751508/tour-operators-to-launch-luxury-discount-packages/

Gov’t extends tax holiday for tourism sector

The Cambodian government has announced two months more of tax exemptions for tourism-based businesses in the hope of easing the burden during the pandemic. The extension was announced during the fifth round of COVID-19 economic measures last week as the Ministry of Tourism begins developing ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50750936/govt-extends-tax-holiday-for-tourism-sector/

France provides $1.7million for Cambodia’s tourism sector

The French government, through the French Agency for Development (AFD), has provided a grant of 1.5 million euro ($ 1.7 million) to help restore  Cambodia’s post-Covid-19 tourism sector, according to the Ministry of Tourism. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50748433/france-provides-1-7million-for-cambodias-tourism-sector/

Course on boosting hospitality skills

The Ministry of Tourism has launched the second phase of a skills development programme to promote human resource abilities in the Kingdom’s tourism sector. Pak Sokhom, the Ministry of Tourism’s secretary of state, said that the programme will provide young people with vocational skills, create ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50747286/course-on-boosting-hospitality-skills/

Hotel fees to rise during holiday

The upcoming national holidays will increase accommodation fees and prices of other tourism services after so many businesses lost money for a half year after closing because of COVID-19. More people are expected to travel nationwide. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50746693/hotel-fees-to-rise-during-holiday/

The great outdoors: Plans to set up 40 eco-tourism projects in Mondulkiri

The private sector has expressed interest in developing 40 eco-tourism projects in Mondulkiri province. Speaking during a press conference at the Council of Ministers yesterday, provincial governor Svay Sam Eang said investors have asked permission to develop 10 projects in Keo Seima Wildlife Sanctuary, two ...

Khann Chan Virak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50745457/the-great-outdoors-plans-to-set-up-40-eco-tourism-projects-in-mondulkiri/

Outside help to support visitors

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism, will support Cambodia to restore the tourism sector after COVID-19 ends, according to Tourism Minister Thong Khon.   ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50741805/outside-help-to-support-visitors/

Tourism savaged by COVID-19

As of May, government data shows COVID-19 forced the closure of nearly 3,000 tourism-based business and left more than 45,045 staff members unemployed. The unemployment and rising debt would severely affect the social economy while the Minister of Tourism estimated that the tourism sector would ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740504/tourism-savaged-by-covid-19/

More than 450,000 tourists on the move over first three weeks of June

For the first three week of June, more than 450,000 Cambodians and other residents of the Kingdom visited tourist destinations throughout the country, said Tourism Minister Thong Khon. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50738065/more-than-450000-tourists-on-the-move-over-first-three-weeks-of-june/

Bar owners remain in the dark while some call quits

Hospitality groups continue to call on the government to provide an exit strategy from the lockdown of the Kingdom’s bars, clubs and KTV’s – so struggling owners can implement business plans, but some are deciding to quit. ...

Harrison White
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50737482/bar-owners-remain-in-the-dark-while-some-call-quits/

Cambodia’s hotels and international flights to reopen shortly

Hotels and international flights forced to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Cambodia are expected to reopen this month Clais Chenda, President of Cambodia Hotel Association, said that some hotel owners confirm they will resume operations shortly and international flights are expected to commence ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50731349/cambodias-hotels-to-reopen-shortly/

Cambodia to lose $3bn in revenue from tourism sector

Minister Thong Khon said during the launch of additional safety measures for tourism-based business that the global virus has hit the tourism sector the hardest around the world and Cambodia will see it’s foreign and local visitors decline by about 70 percent and 50 percent ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730893/cambodia-to-lose-3b-in-revenue-from-tourism-sector/

EU to assist tourism sector post COVID-19

Cambodia has requested the European Union assist the Kingdom’s hard-hit tourism sector once the COVID-19 pandemic has been resolved and international travel begins again. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728834/eu-to-assist-tourism-sector-post-covid-19/

Master plan to develop huge Sihanoukville beach

Preah Sihanouk provincial authority is to establish a master plan to develop the beach in the province, especially the new stretch of bays from Sihanoukville Autonomous Port to a new area called “Chumteav Mao or Madam Mao Beach”, according to a senior tourism official of ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50727330/master-plan-to-develop-huge-sihanoukville-beach/

Renewable energy museum, national park planned for Kampot

The government plans to build a Renewable Energy Museum and the Samdech Hun Sen National Park in Kampot to attract more tourists to the province, which is the second coastal area after Preah Sihanouk province. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/renewable-energy-museum-national-park-planned-kampot

Tourism reports 50 percent increase in two weeks

More than 250,000 tourists have visited popular destinations across the country over the last two weeks, an increase of almost 50 percent compared the previous fortnight in late April, according to the Ministry of Tourism. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726122/tourism-reports-50-percent-increase-in-two-weeks/

Cambodia expects Chinese tourists to drive its tourism growth after COVID-19 outbreak

Cambodia is hoping that Chinese tourists will drive its tourism growth when the world is cleared of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/724550/cambodia-expects-chinese-tourists-to-drive-its-tourism-growth-after-covid-19-outbreak/

Sihanoukville’s $294m road revamp nearly finished

The Ministry of Public Works and Transport announced today the 90-percent completion of the rehabilitation of more than 30 roads in Preah Sihanouk in a bid to improve road access and strengthen tourism in the province. ...

Sen David
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50723961/sihanoukvilles-294m-road-revamp-nearly-finished/

Airport infrastructure key for Mondulkiri

The development of tourism in Mondulkiri province will require continued investment in transportation infrastructure – particularly in the region’s airport – which will play a vital role to service both tourists and light freight, according to a senior official at the ministry. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50722617/airport-infrastructure-key-for-mondulkiri/

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