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/

New port ‘will boost’ tourism

The construction of the new tourism port in Kampot province is more than 30 percent complete and is expected to be finished by the middle of the year, according to the Kampot provincial tourism department. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50721748/new-port-will-boost-tourism/

Institutions link to boost tourism

The Royal Academy of Cambodia (RAC) and Ministry of Tourism have agreed to team up to boost tourism in the Kingdom. Both institutions will soon sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to that effect. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50720709/institutions-link-to-boost-tourism/

Angkor Wat records a 99.5 percent drop in monthly revenue

Revenue at Cambodia’s Angkor Archaeological Park has seen a staggering decline in revenue from April ticket sales, as extreme travel restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic decimated the Kingdom’s most famous attraction. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50719371/angkor-wat-records-a-99-5-percent-drop-in-monthly-revenue/

Three-month tax exemption for hotels, guesthouses

The government has given a three-month tax exemption to hotels, guesthouses, restaurants and travel agencies in Phnom Penh and several provinces as the industry feels the pinch over the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50715189/three-month-tax-exemption-for-hotels-guesthouses/

Coronavirus pandemic prove catastrophic for tour guides

The tourism industry has always been considered as a major player in the rapid economic growth of the Kingdom. However, in the first quarter of 2020, the typically booming industry was abruptly brought to its knees due to COVID-19. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50708507/coronavirus-pandemic-prove-catastrophic-for-tour-guides/

Preah Sihanouk province receives most investment for visitors

Coastal Preah Sihanouk province, southwest of Phnom Penh, received the most tourism investment  in the country last year, the Ministry of Tourism said. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50697314/preah-sihanouk-province-receives-most-investment-for-visitors

International tourism up but fears for the future

Cambodia earned around $4.91 billion, up 12.4 percent year-on-year from international tourism receipts last year, with 6.61 million international visitors, according to the latest report from the Ministry of Tourism. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50695677/international-tourism-up-but-fears-for-the-future

Four-month tax break for hotels and guesthouses in Siem Reap

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced yesterday that all registered hotels and guesthouses in Siem Reap will be exempt of all taxes from February until May this year.   ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50694704/four-month-tax-break-for-hotels-and-guesthouses-in-siem-reap

Tourist arrivals continue to rise, buoyed by Chinese tourists

Cambodian Tourism Ministry statistics showed an increase in international tourists arriving in the country for the first nine months of the year, again bolstered by Chinese tourist arrivals in the Kingdom. The statistics show that nearly 4.8 million tourists arrived in the country from January ...

Nem Sopheakpanha
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/tourist-arrivals-continue-to-rise-buoyed-by-Chinese-tourists/5173741.html

Ministry seeks to reduce red tape at airports, borders

The Ministry of Tourism said it is working with the relevant bodies to reduce red tape at airports and international border checkpoints. The ministry said the move aimed to ease transit, especially for international tourists, by removing unnecessary and complicated formalities. ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministry-seeks-reduce-red-tape-airports-borders

Cambodia urges tourism training on par with Asean

Cambodia is calling for the establishment of tourism institutes and universities to provide relevant skills in compliance with an Asean curriculum, Minister of Tourism Thong Khon said. He was speaking during the Sub-Forum on Yunnan-South Asia & Southeast Asia Tourism Vocational Education and Personnel Training ...

Post Staff
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cambodia-urges-tourism-training-par-asean

Tourism board mulling fresh tourism strategy

Cambodia Tourism Marketing and Promotion Board, a joint institution between the government and the private sector, is studying a new strategy to attract more foreign visitors to the Kingdom, Minister of Tourism Thong Khon said. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tourism-board-mulling-fresh-tourism-strategy

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