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

Cruise tourists on rise, but benefits are scant

While international tourist arrivals by cruise ship have increased every year at Sihanoukville Autonomous Port (SAP), Cambodia does not appear to be benefitting much from such visitors, the Ministry of Tourism has said. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cruise-tourists-rise-benefits-are-scant

New airport study set for 2019

A feasibility study on the construction of a new airport in the Kingdom will be launched later this year, according to a Ministry of Tourism spokesman on Monday. The plan was approved last week in a meeting held by the Ministry of Economy and Finance ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/new-airport-study-set-2019

Kampot seaport to become ‘main gateway’ to region

With a quarter of construction work already completed, the new port in Kampot province will become the country’s main gateway to tourism destinations in the region, the minister of tourism said. The seaport, which is being built​in Tek Chhou district, will be able​to accommodate one ...

Sum Manet
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50586568/kampot-seaport-to-become-main-gateway-to-region/

Government to label attractions ‘Supreme Tourism Sites’

The government is pushing for the development and investment into special tourism sites as it will contribute to the Kingdom’s economic development, a Sub-decree designating “Supreme Tourism Sites” said. Industry insiders welcomed the sub-decree, saying it would help the Kingdom diversify its tourist attractions with ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-label-attractions-supreme-tourism-sites

Government reshuffles coastal managemet committee members

The government reshuffled members of the National Committee for Coastal Management and Development in late January, according to a government statement received by The Post on Tuesday. Prime Minister Hun Sen continues to serve as the committee’s honorary president, while Minister of Land Management, Urban ...

Khorn Savi
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-reshuffles-coastal-managemet-committee-members

Government will shut eateries without proper hygiene

The Ministry of Tourism has warned that it will revoke the licences of eateries that cater to tourists if they are found without a hygiene certificate from the Ministry of Health or provincial health departments. A directive signed by Minister of Tourism Thong Khon on ...

Voun Dara
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-will-shut-eateries-without-proper-hygiene

Forest is ‘Model Tourism Community’

The Ministry of Tourism last month recognised the Tmat Boey Thoeun Krasang community forest in Choam Ksan district’s Pring Thom commune, in Preah Vihear province, as a “Model Tourism Community” for its management’s efforts to conserve the rare white-shouldered ibis. ...

Kong Meta
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/forest-model-tourism-community

Cambodia, ADB discuss $30m loan

The Ministry of Tourism has begun discussions with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) over a $30-million loan to fund infrastructure in coastal provinces that would support tourism development. The government has announced plans to use the money to build two seaports in Preah Sihanouk province – ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50555099/cambodia-adb-discuss-30m-loan/

Kampong Chhnang to host fifth River Festival

The Kampong Chhnang provincial authority and Tourism Ministry on Saturday discussed plans to hold the fifth River Festival in the province. If approved, the event will take place in March. ...

Kim Sarom
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/kampong-chhnang-host-fifth-river-festival

Waste production continues to rise

The Ministries of Environment and Tourism have reiterated calls for factories, restaurants and markets to properly handle waste disposal as the amount produced in the Kingdom continues to grow.   ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50539241/waste-production-continues-to-rise/

Sihanoukville tourism First half of 2018 sees 1.3M visitors

The Preah Sihanouk provincial Department of Tourism says Preah Sihanouk province received more than 1.3 million tourists during the first semester of this year. Of this, over one million were domestic tourists and 290,782 foreign, with Chinese accounting for 84,664 – up 10.12 per cent ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/sihanoukville-tourism-first-half-2018-sees-13m-visitors

Beach development being scrutinised

The National Committee for the Management and Development of Coastal Zones is taking action against an unnamed company accused of reclaiming parts of Prek Treng beach in Preah Sihanouk province. ...

Pech Sotheary
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50534017/beach-development-being-scrutinised/

Government leads forum on tourism investment

The Ministry of Tourism led a forum on investment in the Kingdom’s tourism sector for the first time on Monday in Siem Reap. A panel of national and international experts from 11 countries led discussions about the development of the industry. ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-leads-forum-tourism-investment

Government to probe Preah Sihanouk coastal development

The Ministry of Tourism has formed a special committee to investigate a private company’s involvement in a condominium construction on coastal land at Prek Treng beach in Preah Sihanouk province. This follows a strong backlash from the public against land reclamation involving the project. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/government-probe-preah-sihanouk-coastal-development

Sea festival to take place in Koh Kong

The seventh Sea Festival will be held in Koh Kong province in December, serving as a platform from which to introduce local tourism products to domestic and international travellers. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50522978/sea-festival-to-take-place-in-koh-kong/

Tour guides voice concern over app that will offer audio tours

Tour guides at the Kingdom’s historical sites are voicing concern over an audio tour app they said is threatening their careers. Developed by local company Angkor Audio, the app provides spoken tours in 14 languages. ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tour-guides-voice-concern-over-app-will-offer-audio-tours

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