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Wuhan coronavirus: Tourism industry could hit turbulence

Tourism industry officials and representatives expressed concern that the outbreak of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) will devastate Cambodia’s tourism industry following the Kingdom’s first documented case in the coastal province of Sihanoukville on Monday. At a press conference late on Monday, Minister of Health ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/wuhan-coronavirus-tourism-industry-could-hit-turbulence

CDC okays two S’ville hotels

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) last week approved two Chinese-invested hotel projects in Sihanoukville worth $379 million, it said in a Facebook post. The two five-star hotels by Xigang V-Continent International Investment Co Ltd and Hai Gang Grand Hotel Co Ltd have ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/cdc-okays-two-sville-hotels

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

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

Government set to slash holidays

The private sector has welcomed the government’s move to reduce the number of public holidays in the in the Kingdom – known for having the most public holidays in the world – by seven days. However, the government had just added the “Day of Remembrance” ...

Cheng Sokhorng
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/government-set-slash-holidays

Poipet Airport project resumes in Cambodia

The Poipet Airport development project, which had been abandoned for more than 10 years, will resume construction in 2020 as the city welcomes more Chinese, say provincial authorities. Hotel and casino investment firm Holiday Palace began construction of the airport in 2007 and had already ...

Hin Pisei
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/poipet-resumes-airport-project

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/

Plans shown for eco-resort in Siem Reap

Luxury hotel developer Song Saa Resorts has unveiled a plan to transform 400 hectares of land in the Banteay Srei district of Siem Reap province into an eco-tourism resort with an initial investment of $3 million, according to a release on the Ministry of Environment’s ...

Hor Kimsay
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/plans-shown-eco-resort-siem-reap

Cambodia expects more Chinese tourists during the Spring Festival

Cambodia is expected to welcome hundreds of Chinese tourists during the Chinese New Year which starts late next week, Cambodian Tourism Minister Thong Khon said. According to the minister, Cambodia received some 560,000 Chinese tourists in the whole year of 2014, up 20 percent year-on- ...

english.eastday.com News Staff
http://english.eastday.com/auto/eastday/world/u1ai8476571.html

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/

Japanese chain to open hotel in 2015

Budget business hotel group Toyoko Inn hope to draw East Asian businesspeople and travellers to Phnom Penh The Toyoko Inn, which is a joint venture between the Overseas Cambodia Investment Corporation (OCIC) and a Japanese budget, business hotel chain, is slated to open in May 2015. ...

Siv Meng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/japanese-chain-open-hotel-2015

Cambodia relies on ASEAN

Cambodia Association of Travel Agents says good connections and airline service from other ASEAN member countries will be the main driver to push tourism forward. The association president, Ang Kim Eang, said the increase in ASEAN travellers to Cambodia was driven by an expansion of direct ...

Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit
http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2014/06/cambodia-relies-on-asean/

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

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

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

Battambang moves to establish first Pub Street

To attract tourism and make Battambang province more appealing as a nightlife destination, provincial authorities are preparing to follow the way of Siem Reap and lay the groundwork for a Pub Street ahead of the Khmer New Year. The deputy governor of Battambang, Ngon Ratthanak, says ...

Siv Meng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/real-estate/battambang-moves-establish-first-pub-street

Cambodia sets 2020 tourism target

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen expects the country to welcome 8 million foreign visitors by 2020. Talking to local media, the PM said the country was on track to achieve the ambitious target by 2020. The largest sources of tourists to Cambodia are Vietnam, China, South ...

Wanwisa Ngamsangchaikit
http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2014/02/cambodia-sets-2020-tourism-target/

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