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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. ...

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

Siem Reap’s tourism hit hard by C-19

More than 100 hotels and guesthouses in Siem Reap province permanently ceased operations while 230 others announced indefinite suspensions amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the provincial hall revealed yesterday. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50729513/siem-reaps-tourism-hit-hard-by-c-19/

Angkor marks 65 percent drop in foreign visitors in five months

Cambodia’s Angkor Archeological Park received 386,093 foreign tourists during the first five months of 2020 down by 64 percent over the same period last year. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50729110/angkor-marks-65-percent-drop-in-foreign-visitors-in-five-months/

Prek Kampong Smach a potential for ecotourism in Preah Sihanouk

Preah Sihanouk provincial governor Kuoch Chamroeun held a meeting on Wednesday with the Prek Kampong Smach fisheries management team and advised officials to create a working group to study economic data from the area and promote ecotourism. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/prek-kampong-smach-potential-ecotourism-preah-sihanouk

Tourism industry asks for further gov’t help

Tourism industry insiders have called on the government to discuss the possibility of delaying interest and principal repayments for businesses within the sector that have been economically destroyed by COVID-19. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50715483/tourism-industry-asks-for-further-govt-help/

Tourism potential in Kampong Thom

A team of officials at the Kampong Thom provincial Forestry Administration have begun studying the ecotourism potential at the Prey Kbal Bei Community Forest in Ti Pou commune’s Kbal Bei village in Santuk district. ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/tourism-potential-kampong-thom

Tourism hit in coronavirus fight

According to the Tourism Ministry, tourism declined 52 percent earlier this year.The government in February responded by offering promotional Angkor Archaeological Park fare tickets. ...

Marie Lamy and Va Sonyka
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50707708/tourism-hit-in-coronavirus-fight/

Royal Palace to temporarily hold off visitors

The Royal Palace Ministry yesterday announced the temporary closure of one of the Kingdom’s most iconic buildings amid fears of new Coronavirus infections. ...

Som Kanika
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50703245/royal-palace-to-temporarily-hold-off-visitors/

Cambodia named world’s best destination for tourists

The Kingdom has won the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association’s International Travel Award for Best Destination despite the global coronavirus outbreak that has dampen the global tourism industry. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50701107/cambodia-named-worlds-best-destination-for-tourists

Visitors vanish from Asia’s most visited site, Angkor Wat

As dawn breaks, the unmistakable tapered towers of Angkor Wat emerge from the gloom – but for once there are no tourists jostling on its steps to capture Cambodia’s most famous sunrise.   ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50700155/visitors-vanish-from-asias-most-visited-site-angkor-wat

COVID-19: Gov’t to set up new economic measures

Despite no new cases of COVID-19 reported in Cambodia since January, the government is planning new measures to tackle the financial effect the virus continues to have on the country.   ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50698578/covid-19-govt-to-set-up-new-economic-measures

Cambodia’s famed Angkor sees 37 percent drop in foreign tourists in first 2 months

Cambodia’s famed Angkor Archeological Park received 341,494 foreign tourists in the first two months of 2020, down 37 percent over the same period last year. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50697592/cambodias-famed-angkor-sees-37-percent-drop-in-foreign-tourists-in-first-2-months

French chamber supports tourism sector subsidies

The French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FCCI) in Cambodia has endorsed the government’s measures to address a decline in tourist numbers in Siem Reap. ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/french-chamber-supports-tourism-sector-subsidies

Declining tourist numbers reported

The State Secretariat of Civil Aviation has recorded a declining number of foreign visitors coming into the Kingdom in the midst of novel coronavirus fears.​​​​​ ...

Khuon Narim
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50697043/declining-tourist-numbers-reported

Ministries tackle deep reforms in industries

Ministry of Environment spokesman Neth Pheaktra has announced that four ministries have issued two separate inter-ministerial prakas to create a joint inspection group to look into the manufacturing and tourism sectors to strengthen the effectiveness of work, transparency and accountability.   ...

Long Kimmarita
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ministries-tackle-deep-reforms-industries

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

Billions of dollars set to boost visitor attractions in Kingdom

The government has announced that it is preparing to develop a special tourism area in the coastal province of Sihanoukville. In a move to diversify its tourism offerings, citing a need to boost tourism flow into the area. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50693276/billions-of-dollars-set-to-boost-visitor-attractions-in-kingdom

Mondulkiri Airport will aid plans for biggest eco-tourism region in Cambodia

Mondulkiri province has been flagged for transformation into the biggest agro- and eco-tourism destination in Cambodia, according to the Ministry of Economy and Finance. A feasibility study includes upgrading an airport for the capital, Sen Monorom, for domestic and international destinations. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50687605/airport-will-aid-plans-for-biggest-eco-tourism-region-in-cambodia

Wuhan coronavirus: Tourism industry could hit turbulence

Tourism industry officials and representatives expressed concern that the outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) will devastate Cambodia’s tourism industry following the Kingdom’s first documented case in the coastal province of Sihanoukville on Monday. At a press conference late on Monday, Minister of Health ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wuhan-coronavirus-tourism-industry-could-hit-turbulence

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