Chinese-invested airport expected to help revitalize Cambodia’s tourism industry

Chinese-invested Siem Reap Angkor International Airport (SAI) in northwest Cambodia’s Siem Reap province was officially inaugurated on Thursday, raising hope for the recovery of the kingdom’s tourism industry. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Government to expand road from new Siem Reap Airport to provincial city

The Royal Government has planned to upgrade the National Road (NR) 6 from the T-junction of the highway from Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport (SAI) in Siem Reap to the provincial city with a distance of nearly 20 kilometres at an estimated cost of $60 million. ...

Khmer Times Staff

SME Bank to allocate $50 million in funds for Siem Reap tourism boost

The allocation of funds through the Small and Medium Enterprise Bank of Cambodia Plc (SME Bank) is expected to be a vital and timely force in supporting and reviving businesses in Siem Reap province. The move comes in response to the continued arrival of foreign ...

May Kunmakara

Cambodia’s PM calls financial institutions to restructure loans for tour operators in Siem Reap

Cambodian Prime Minister Dr Hun Manet called on here this morning to the financial institutions to restructure loans for tour operators in Siem Reap province at reasonable interest rates to help revive the tourism sector after being severely affected by COVID-19. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Siem Reap, Liaoning finalise deal to aid tourism, cultural exchange

Siem Reap provincial authorities anticipate an influx of Chinese tourists following the recent memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with China’s Liaoning province. ...

May Kunmakara

PM tells Preah Sihanouk to step up law, order

Prime Minister Hun Manet has instructed the Preah Sihanouk provincial authorities to maintain security and protect public order and to pay particular attention to popular tourist destinations and industrial areas, noting that this will contribute to attracting visitors and investors. ...

Ry Sochan

Angkor ticket revenue surges by over 312 percent to $27.88M

Cambodia earned $27.88 million from Angkor Archaeological Park ticket sales in the first 10 months of the year, a jump of over 312 percent compared to the same period last year. ...

Manoj Mathew

Cambodia eager to see return of more Chinese tourists: PM

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet said on Tuesday that the Southeast Asian country is keen to see the return of more Chinese tourists, noting that the kingdom is a safe tourist destination. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Strengthening resilience key to coping with crises

An in-depth study into the impact of Covid-19 on tourism-related businesses in Siem Reap has revealed that while solid networks helped strengthen resilience, existing debts and the structure of the labor system hampered it. ...

Yatt Malai

Siem Reap-Angkor Int’l Airport records new high number of daily passengers

The number of air passengers passing through the newly-commenced Siem Reap-Angkor International Airport (SAI) has continued to grow, with a record of 3,200 a day, up from 2,600 on Oct. 24. ...

Khmer Times Staff

MPTC to help digital transformation in tourism, information sectors

The Ministry of Post and Telecommunications (MPTC) Tuesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Tourism (MoT) and the Ministry of Information (MoI) to organise training programmes on digital skills for civil servants. ...

Nhean Chamrong

Angkor Park revenue surges by ‘300%’ in 2023

Over 600,000 international tourists purchased tickets to the Angkor Archaeological Park in the first 10 months of 2023, boosting revenue for Angkor Enterprise – a state body tasked with overseeing ticket sales – to nearly $28 million. This represents a staggering increase of over 300% ...

Hin Pisei

Entry pass sales to Angkor Park hit $27.8M in Jan-Oct

Angkor Archaeological Park, one of the Kingdom’s biggest tourist attractions notched a whopping 312 percent hike in sales of entry passes totalling $27.8 million in the January-October period this year, according to a report from the state-owned Angkor Enterprise. Sales of entry passes to foreign ...

Chea Vanyuth

Kon Tum strengthens cooperation with Cambodia’s Ratanakiri province

Leaders of the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum and Cambodia’s Ratanakiri province on October 19 signed a memorandum of understanding on bilateral cooperation for the 2023-2028 period. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia wins 2 world travel awards

Cambodia has won two prestigious awards from the World Travel Awards for 2023, the country’s Ministry of Tourism said in a news release on Sunday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Khmer Riel available at exchange counters in Singapore’s airport

The Cambodian currency, Khmer Riel (KHR), is now accepted for exchange with other currencies at Travelex money exchange counters in Singapore’s Changi Airport. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia records 3.7 million air passengers in the first 9 months

Cambodia received nearly 3.7 million air travelers during the first nine months of 2023, a year-on-year increase of 162 percent, said a senior official on Wednesday. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Cambodia, China define 2024 as the year of people-to-people exchange

The Cambodian and Chinese top leaders have agreed to define 2024 as the year of people-to-people exchange to promote tourism and connectivity between the two countries. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Nearly 2 million tourists travel during Pchum Ben holiday

Some 1.89 million tourists travelled to various tourism sites across the country during the three-day holiday of Pchum Ben Festival, up 52.2 percent compared to the same period last year. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Newly commissioned airport in Cambodia’s tourist hub expected to boost tourism, economy

Chinese-invested Siem Reap Angkor International Airport (SAI) here in northwest Cambodia’s tourist hub commenced operations on Monday, raising hope for tourism revitalization. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Brazil, Cambodia to boost tourism, agriculture sectors

Brazilian Foreign Minister Mauro Vieira called on Prime Minister Hun Manet at the Peace Palace Thursday and discussed matters pertaining to expanding collaboration to boost trade and the flow of tourists between the two countries. ...

Nheng Chamrong

Cambodia, Malaysia set for joint tourism campaign

Cambodia and Malaysia recently decided to promote the ‘Two Countries, One Destination’ tourism plan to tap more into the European and Chinese markets. The campaign will also help Cambodia to attract more Muslim tourists. ...

Manoj Mathew

Cambodia is eager to invite more Chinese tourists

A senior Cambodian official on Monday called for more Chinese tourists, saying that their presence has significantly contributed to the kingdom’s economic and touristic growth and poverty reduction. ...

Khmer Times Staff

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