Autumn equinox over Angkor showcases ‘ancestors wisdom’

The autumnal equinox will occur this year on September 23. The phenomenon, which signifies an equal duration of day and night due to the Earth’s position in its orbit around the sun, happens twice a year in September and March. At these times, the sun ...

Bor Pich Zelin

Heritage site revamp aims to boost tourism

Historian and travel industry experts believe the redevelopment of the Luong Preah Sdach Korn Heritage Site in Ponhea Kraek district into a cultural and historical resort will enhance tourism and sustainability in Tbong Khmum province. ...

Chea Sokny

Cambodian travel agents meet up with Malaysian counterparts in tourism seminars

Tourism Malaysia beefs up its international marketing efforts by organising seminars in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, packed with business-to-business (B2B) sessions and networking luncheons, to arrange possible tie-ups between Malaysian tourism industry players and its Cambodian counterparts. ...

Khmer Times Staff

Tourism training ‘crucial’ for sector growth

Training tourism professionals is vital for boosting the sector, and many have already benefited from such training, stated Minister of Tourism Thong Khon. ...

Van Socheata

Rising flight prices impact tourism rebound

The rising price of air tickets are impacting Cambodia’s tourism rebound, which was hit hard by Covid-19, businesses said on Tuesday. ...

Seng Mengheng

Pilot flight launches at Koh Kong’s new airport

Dara Sakor International Airport in Koh Kong province is operating a pilot flight to ensure full equipment functionality and staff capability before it applies for government licensing to officially operate. ...

Hom Phanet

Thailand low-cost airlines relaunch, open brand-new links to Cambodia

Two Thai budget airlines have announced flights to Cambodia in a bid to spur bilateral tourism after the Covid-19 crisis, with one of them newly launching air links with the country, according to tourism ministry officials and representatives from the Kingdom’s main travel agent association. ...

Hom Phanet

Tonle Sap Lake plastics pick-up effort underway

The NGO2 Bamboo Shoot Foundation in cooperation with the Cambodian Association of Travel Agents (CATA) launched an environmental clean-up campaign to pick up plastic waste along the Tonle Sap Lake in Siem Reap province in order to improve the beauty of the area and increase ...

Lay Samean

Cambodia Association of Travel Agents: Reopen tourism to put Cambodia on the map

The speed of the government’s Covid-19 vaccination campaign will provide significant opportunities for Cambodia to welcome back fully-vaccinated international visitors, as the Kingdom gears up to host the ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) on January 16-22, Cambodia Association of Travel Agents (Cata) president Chhay Sivlin affirmed. ...

Thou Vireak

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

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

Cambodia tourist target under challenge

A Cambodian plan to attract 5 million tourists to the country in 2015 is hanging in the balance despite a rise in the first half of this year. Cambodia set 5 million tourists as the target this year, an increase from 4.5 million last year. ...

Bangkok Post News Staff

Photo tourism turns profits

Nathan Horton’s business model is straightforward. A professional photographer, Horton helps amateur photographers take pictures abroad. Photo tourism is an increasingly lucrative trade in Cambodia. Horton, who runs half-day jaunts in Phnom Penh and longer journeys into the provinces, is one of the practitioners capitalising on ...

Laura Ma

Travel group calms visitors

In an apparent bid to reassure jittery visitors watching the country’s political scene, the Cambodia Association of Travel Agents (CATA) said in a statement yesterday that post-election tensions would not harm tourists. Addressing its members – tour operators and travel agencies – as well as national ...

Anne Renzenbrink and Laura Ma

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