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Revenue, visitors at Angkor temples down again

Visitors to the world-famous Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia’s most important tourist draw, were down significantly during the first eleven months of the year.​ According to the latest report from Angkor Enterprise, who manages ticket sales at the temple complex, from January to November, revenue from ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50666505/revenue-visitors-at-angkor-temples-down-again/

Mekong countries agree to strengthen tourism cooperation

Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries have agreed to boost tourism cooperation, including improving infrastructure and marketing techniques and developing human resources. During the 44th GMS Tourism Working Group Meeting, held last week in Siem Reap, the six countries that form GMS signed an agreement to ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665908/mekong-countries-agree-to-strengthen-tourism-cooperation/

Gov’t creates tourism development committee

The National Tourism Development Committee was created this month to boost the development of one of Cambodia’s most important economic drivers. ...

Chea Vannak
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50665275/govt-creates-tourism-development-committee/

US investors look into tourism opportunities in Cambodia

US investors are eyeing opportunities in Cambodia’s tourism sector, while the number of US visitors in the country remained low and is declining, said the Ministry of Tourism. Data from the Ministry of Tourism said US visitors who travelled to the Kingdom accounted for only 3.7 ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/us-investors-look-tourism-opportunities-cambodia

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

Siem Reap to welcome $27mln Cambodia-China Cultural Park

The Council for the Development of Cambodia, a government agency that oversees investment, last week approved a large-scale tourism project in Siem Reap. ‘Cambodia-China Cultural Park,’ the project will be developed by Angkor International Culture Investment & Development (Cambodia) Co., Ltd with a capital of ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50651322/siem-reap-to-welcome-27mln-cambodia-china-cultural-park/

Government unveils tourism master plan to increase visitors

The government is set to roll out the Four-Strategic Plan for Tourism Development aimed at reviving tourism in the Kingdom’s northern provinces, an inter-ministerial committee meeting has decided. ...

https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-unveils-tourism-masterplan-increase-visitors

New city to be built in Siem Reap province

A new urban centre will be built in Siem Reap, with the project having recently been included in the province’s tourism master plan.​ The project was proposed by Tourism Minister Thong Khon on Monday as a concept note during a meeting of an inter-ministerial committee. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50643972/new-city-to-be-built-in-siem-reap-province/

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

Rice Natural Development announce $50M tourism hub

Local company Rice Natural Development Plc announced a $50 million joint venture with British and Singaporean investors on Tuesday to develop a coastal tourism hub in Preah Sihanouk province. The project, which will be built on 1.8ha, will include a tourist port comprised of 10 ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/rice-natural-development-announce-50m-tourism-hub

New organisation to boost Japan-Cambodia business ties

The official website of the Cambodian Embassy in Japan reported that Cambodian Ambassador Ung Rachana hosted the opening ceremony for the Japan-Cambodia Culture and Business Council (JCBC) on Tuesday. ...

Jose Rodriguez T. Senase
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50630252/new-organisation-to-boost-japan-cambodia-business-ties/

Cambodia welcomes $5b in investments in H1

The government approved $5.2 billion worth of investment in the first half of 2019, a 48.5 percent hike compared to the corresponding period last year, with officials claiming the figure reflects investors’ growing confidence in the country. ...

May Kunmakara
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50629643/cambodia-welcomes-5b-in-investments-in-h1/

Gov’t releases sub-decree on Bokor town development

The government has decided to develop Bokor National Park into a futuristic and historic tourism city, a sub-decree on the introduction of the master plan for Bokor town’s development said. The area will be connected to the Kingdom’s southern coastal tourism corridor. ...

Thou Vireak
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/govt-releases-sub-decree-bokor-town-development

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

Environmental specialists prep two temple sites

Environmental specialists are currently clearing the forest surrounding two recently discovered temples and preparing a road leading to them, Ratanakkiri provincial Department of Environment director Phon Khemerin said. ...

Soth Koemsoeun
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/environmental-specialists-prep-two-temple-sites

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

NagaCorp Ltd unveils Naga 3

NAGACORP Ltd, which owns Phnom Penh’s only licensed casino NagaWorld, announced its $4 billion Naga 3 Project on the site of the former “White Building” in Tonle Bassac commune, a 29-page document filed with the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited said. The company’s announcement ...

Sorn Sarath and Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/nagacorp-ltd-unveils-naga-3

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

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