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

Number of casinos jumps by 53% in 2018

Cambodia granted 52 licences to casinos last year, bringing the total awarded to 150 at the end of 2018, thanks largely to a surge in gambling businesses in the Kingdom’s Preah Sihanouk province. ...

Hor Kimsay

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

Opportune time to tap growing Chinese market in Sihanoukville

Following the steady rise of tourism in Sihanoukville, property development in the coastal town is heavily targeting the nonstop influx of Chinese flocking to the area.Although Sihanoukville has, in recent times, been synonymous with a growing number of Chinese tourists, currently it is going through ...

Vandy Muong

Cambodia-China tourism pact

A​ tourism​ development​ agreement​ was​ signed​ last​ week​ between​ Cambodia’s​ Ministry​ of​ Tourism​ and​ China’s​ Shanghai​ Spring​ International​ Travel​ Service​ Group​ to​ boost​ the​ influx​ of​ Chinese​ tourists​ to​ the​ Kingdom. In​ announcing​ the​ agreement​ on​ Saturday,​ Minister​ of​ Tourism​ Thong​ Khon​ said:​ “The​ memorandum​ ...

Chea Vannak and Sum Manet

Mainland chartered flights rise

Direct private chartered flights from different parts of China to Cambodia are booming as the number of Chinese tourists visiting the Kingdom is mounting, industry insiders told the Post yesterday. As early as July 10, a chartered flight will launch from Wuhan, the largest city in ...

Cambodia unveils strategy to attract Chinese tourists

Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism on Wednesday finalized its 5-year strategic plan to attract at least 1.3 million Chinese visitors by 2018. Speaking at a seminar on Cambodia tourism marketing strategy targeting China, So Visothy, director of the Tourism Ministry’s Marketing and Promotion Department, said that currently ...

Cambodia greets 333,900 Chinese tourists in 2012, up 35 pct

Cambodia attracted 333,900 Chinese tourists last year, a 35 percent rise compared with 247, 200 Chinese visitors in a year earlier, according to a report of the Ministry of Tourism on Tuesday. “We see a steady rise of Chinese tourists to Cambodia from year to ...

$4m restaurant reflects growing Chinese presence in Cambodia

Old Place Seafood, a Chinese restaurant that cost $4 million, has opened in Phnom Penh. A representative of the restaurant, which is opposite the Chinese embassy, said the growing number of Chinese people in the Kingdom had justified such an investment. Luu Meng, president of the ...

Two million tourists from China by 2020: official

Cambodia would host about two million Chinese tourists in 2020, a Cambodian official predicted yesterday. The forecast accompanied figures released by Chinese officials saying the number of Chinese tourists globally would reach 200 million by 2020. ASEAN countries had attracted nine million Chinese tourists last ...

Chinese tourist numbers high

Foreign tourists visiting Cambodia increased more than 24 per cent for the first eight months of the year compared to the same period last year, while tourism officials expected Chinese visitors could be ranked number two in the Cambodian tourism market in the future. According to ...

Cambodia, China Ink Seven Agreements

Cambodia and China, on June 13th, inked an agreement to strengthen their ties and showed they have become comprehensive strategic partners as ties between the two countries boosts bilateral trade to reach a level of 5 billion US dollars by 2017. Eang Sophallet, an assistant to Samdech Prime Minister Hun Sen, told media that ...

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