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Angkor Wat tourists have new dress code

Tourists heading for Angkor Wat will have to watch what they wear from next month onwards, the Apsara Authority announced yesterday.   ...

Thik Kaliyann
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/angkor-wat-tourists-have-new-dress-code

Cambodia bags premier tourism award

The European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) on Wednesday awarded the Kingdom the title of the world’s best tourism destination for 2016. Cambodia outperformed some 30 contestants, including last year’s winner Ethiopia, an African country, thanks to her innumerable attractions, rich cultural history, civilization, ancient ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26221/cambodia-bags-premier-tourism-award/

Sea gates to protect coastline

The National Committee for Coastal Management and Development will build 17 sea gates along the coastal areas in Sihanoukville province to protect beaches in the area against sea erosion and boost tourism. ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/26165/sea-gates-to-protect-coastline/

Thailand, Cambodia eye MICE links

Tourism industry executives and government officials from Thailand and Cambodia gathered in Phnom Penh yesterday for a roadshow on the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) segment of the tourism industry to find ways to work together to drive new business.   ...

Sum Manet
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/24305/thailand--cambodia-eye-mice-links/

Naga aircraft set to take flight

Nagacorp, owner of Cambodia’s largest casino, NagaWorld, is on track to begin flying in high-rollers from China on a fleet of its own commercial aircraft, according to the company’s latest earnings statement and government officials. In a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on Friday, ...

Eddie Morton
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/naga-aircraft-set-take-flight

Boost for Cambodia’s tourism

Cambodia’s Prime Minister, Hun Sen, says Asia Atlantic Airlines’ upcoming flights that will connect Thailand, Cambodia and Japan will benefit the country’s tourism industry. The airline will fly from Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi Airport and stop in Phnom Penh before flying to Toyko’ Narita, with full traffic rights. The ...

Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit
http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2014/07/boost-for-cambodias-tourism/

Capital to host tourism fair

For the first time in the event’s 37-year history, Cambodia is to host the annual Pacific Asian Tourism Association Travel Mart (PTM), an annual tourism trade fair organised by the multinational tourism body. So Visothy, director of marketing and information at the Ministry of Tourism, said ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/capital-host-tourism-fair

Thai tourism threatened by coup; effect on Cambodia uncertain

Thailand’s Tourism Ministry has been biting its nails since the country’s military declared a coup on Thursday and imposed a nighttime curfew, but a Cambodian official said Sunday that it is too soon to say whether the lock-down will have a knock-on effect on tourism ...

Simon Henderson and Hul Reaksmey
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/thai-tourism-threatened-by-coup-effect-on-cambodia-uncertain-59558/

Tourism campaign to counter unrest

The Ministry of Tourism will hold an emergency meeting with industry leaders and representatives in Phnom Penh today to look at what can be done to curb the loss of cross-border visitors resulting from unrest in neighbouring countries. Minister Thong Khon yesterday emphasised the need for ...

Chan Muyhong
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/tourism-campaign-counter-unrest

Put trips to Bangkok on hold: gov’t

The government asked Cambodians to avoid all nonessential travel to Bangkok following Thailand’s imposition of martial law. “The situation is calm and we will continue monitoring it, but travellers planning to go to Thailand should hold off for now,” Information Minister Khieu Kanharith said after an ...

Cheang Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/put-trips-bangkok-hold-gov%E2%80%99t

Cambodia sees rise of Asean tourists in Q1

Cambodia received 424,300 visitors from Asean countries in the first quarter of the year, up 4 per cent year-on-year. Data from the Tourism Ministry showed tourist arrivals from Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) accounted for 33 per cent of 1.27 million overseas arrivals from January ...

Bernama News Staff
http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/wn/newsworld.php?id=1039613

Cambodia rethinks passport life

A decision to extend the validity of Cambodian passports from three to 10 years should encourage more Cambodians to travel, claims the Ministry of Interior. The ministry’s General Directorate of Identification head, General Mao Chandara, was quoted by local media as saying, the department would begin ...

Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit
http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2014/05/cambodia-rethinks-passport-life/

Cambodia’s tourism steady

Cambodia’s tourist arrivals registered a 4.7% growth in March according to the country’s statistics and tourist Information Department. The country attracted 400,076 visits compared to 382,206 during the same month last year. Released by the Ministry of Tourism, late last week, data showed Vietnam led the field ...

Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit
http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2014/05/cambodias-tourism-steady/

Passports to be valid longer

Passports issued to Cambodians will soon be valid for 10 years instead of three, officials at the Ministry of Interior said yesterday. General Mao Chandara, head of the ministry’s General Directorate of Identification, said that by July, the department will begin to issue long-awaited 10-year passports. ...

Cheang Sokha
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/passports-be-valid-longer

AAA takes flight from Japan to Siem Reap

Asia Atlantic Airlines (AAA) made its first flight from Japan’s Narita International Airport to Siem Reap on May 3 with more than 260 tourists on board – and there are more to come. AAA ran the test flight last week before committing to two flights per ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/aaa-takes-flight-japan-siem-reap

Battambang, tourism, UNESCO officials talk World Heritage plans

UNESCO, the Battambang provicial government and tourism officials held talks yesterday on plans to list the province on the UN arm’s World Heritage Cities Program. As part of the first of several conferences on sustainable tourism for the conservation of cultural and natural heritage and the ...

Thik Kaliyann
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/battambang-tourism-unesco-officials-talk-world-heritage-plans

Businesses warned not to increase holiday rate

With Khmer New Year arriving next week, Prime Minister Hun Sen has warned tourism-related businesses against increasing service prices during the three-day holiday. Speaking at a graduation ceremony for students at Vanda Institute of Accounting in Koh Pich yesterday, the prime minister appealed to hotels, guesthouses, ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/businesses-warned-not-increase-holiday-rate

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