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Ministry of Tourism reforming jobs to promote tourism

The Ministry of Tourism continues to promote the work of public financial management reform for the early recovery of Cambodia’s tourism sector. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501159612/ministry-of-tourism-reforming-jobs-to-promote-tourism/

Two million tourists to visit Cambodia in 2022

As Cambodia navigates a post-pandemic world, international tourist arrivals lag with 1.5m to 2m tourists predicted for 2022. This is estimated to rise to pre-Covid levels of 7m by 2026. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://kiripost.com/stories/two-million-tourists-to-visit-cambodia-in-2022

Garment sector minimum wage to Rise to $200 a month in 2023

The minimum wage for workers in Cambodia’s billion-dollar garment sector will rise to $200 a month next year, a $6 raise that unions said was insufficient while employers raised concerns about profits and regional competitiveness. ...

Khuon Narim and Matt Surrusco
https://cambojanews.com/garment-sector-minimum-wage-to-rise-to-200-a-month-in-2023/

Accredited lab to boost food safety nationwide

The Laboratory of Environment and Food Safety (LEFS) at Institut Pasteur du Cambodge (IPC), is now accredited for food microbiology testing, enabling it to further assist food processing businesses to identify potential food safety hazards and improve the safety and quality of food products. ...

Prak Chan Thul
https://kiripost.com/stories/accredited-lab-to-boost-food-safety-nationwide

Phnom Penh, the most visited destination in third weekend of September

Phnom Penh capital was crowned No. 1 as the most popular tourism destination in the third weekend of September, receiving 69,404 or 23 percent of the registered visitors in the period, said the Ministry of Tourism in a report released yesterday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501154931/phnom-penh-the-most-visited-destination-in-third-weekend-of-september/

APSARA Authority to launch boat tour and cycling circuit of “Jayatataka Baray Tourism Community”

APSARA National Authority is working to launch a boat tour in the Jayatataka Baray (North Baray or Neak Poan Baray) and a cycling circuit of the “Jayatataka Baray Tourism Community” which have been consulted recently with the private sector and stakeholders. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501154964/apsara-authority-to-launch-boat-tour-and-cycling-circuit-of-jayatataka-baray-tourism-community/

Tourism operators in Cambodia urged to use renewables in business

A Cambodian official and conservationists on Wednesday called on tourism operators to use renewable energy sources like the rooftop solar in their business operations. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501151220/tourism-operators-in-cambodia-urged-to-use-renewables-in-business/

Cambodians prefer Vietnam as most favourite Southeast Asian destination

Vietnam has become the most favourite destination in Southeast Asia among Cambodian travellers since the beginning of 2022, Cambodian-based electronic news outlet Thmeythmey reported on September 10. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501149836/cambodians-prefer-vietnam-as-most-favourite-southeast-asian-destination/

Cambodia sees better-than-expected inflows of international tourists

The number of international tourists to Cambodia has increased at a faster-than-expected pace, prompting the kingdom to lift its target to 2 million tourists for 2022, up from earlier forecast of 1 million, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said on Saturday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501148608/cambodia-sees-better-than-expected-inflows-of-international-tourists/

Cambodia expects to receive 1M tourists by sea in 2027

Cambodia is planning to receive one million international tourists via the sea route by 2027 and will strengthen the Southern Tourism Corridor (STC) Cooperation as well, said Thong Rathasak, Director General of Tourism Development and International Cooperation of the Ministry of Tourism, recently. ...

Manoj Mathew
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501147798/cambodia-expects-to-receive-1m-tourists-by-sea-in-2027/

Nearly 1 million foreign tourists visited Kingdom in Jan-Aug

The Kingdom has seen a significant rise in the number of international tourists in the January-August period of 2022, reflecting the industry recovery thanks to the government resuming the border to vaccinated tourists. ...

Chea Vanyuth
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501147796/nearly-1-million-foreign-tourists-visited-kingdom-in-jan-aug/

Ministry boosts building inspections to improve safety

With Phnom Pehn’s skyline inching ever higher, the Ministry of Land Management Urban Planning and Construction has enhanced building inspections to improve the quality and safety of structures, as construction flaws or poor inspection of high-rises puts the public at risk. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501147608/ministry-boosts-building-inspections-to-improve-safety/

Plastic campaign aims to promote tourism industry

After noticing Cambodia’s tourism sites became plagued with plastic waste during Covid-19 and with foreign visitors remaining low compared with neighboring countries, tour operator Jacques Guichandut decided to take action. ...

Meas Molika
https://kiripost.com/stories/plastic-campaign-aims-to-promote-tourism-industry

Rising flight prices impact tourism rebound

The rising price of air tickets are impacting Cambodia’s tourism rebound, which was hit hard by Covid-19, businesses said on Tuesday. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/rising-flight-prices-impact-tourism-rebound

Cambodia sees big jump in number of foreign tourists to famed Angkor

Cambodia’s famed Angkor Archaeological Park received 110,570 foreign tourists in the first eight months of 2022, up 17.6 times compared to the same period last year, said a press statement on Saturday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501144320/cambodia-sees-big-jump-in-number-of-foreign-tourists-to-famed-angkor/

Travel agents welcome free entry to Angkor Wat for expats

Free entry offered to expats who have completed two years of residency at Angkor Archaeological Park got a rousing welcome from the hospitality sector. ...

Torn Vibol
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501144786/travel-agents-welcome-free-entry-to-angkor-wat-for-expats/

70 percent of hotels, guesthouses in Cambodia reopen after COVID-19 wanes

Some 70 percent of hotels and guesthouses in Cambodia have resumed their operations after the COVID-19 pandemic has waned, the Ministry of Tourism said in a report on Monday. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501141325/70-percent-of-hotels-guesthouses-in-cambodia-reopen-after-covid-19-wanes/

Unions push for minimum wage of $215 for garment workers

Unions have put forward a proposal for the minimum wage of garment factory workers to be raised to $215 next year amid climbing costs that put financial pressure on sector workers. ...

Seng Mengheng
https://kiripost.com/stories/unions-push-for-minimum-wage-of-215-for-garment-workers

UK’s DCTS could benefit Cambodia’s travel goods export, GMAC counters

The United Kingdom recently came out with a few more details of the proposed revamp of its Generalised Scheme of Preferences (GSP)—to be rolled out in early 2023—which reportedly suggests the revision could benefit more Cambodian garment and textile commodities, especially travel goods. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/501138634/uks-dcts-could-benefit-cambodias-travel-goods-export-gmac-counters/

Garments competitiveness ‘at risk’

Rising labour, transportation, logistics and electricity costs could potentially undermine the competitive advantage of Cambodia’s textile-linked industries, according to research conducted by a prominent local economist. ...

Hom Phanet
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/garments-competitiveness-risk

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