Siem Reap resort in works by China firm

Shanghai-based Join.In Hospitality Management (JHM) has revealed plans to expand its Tonino Lamborghini Hotel & Resort – a luxury hotel chain – by opening a hotel in Siem Reap, its first outside China. In a press release, JHM announced earlier this week that it has ...

Hor Kimsay

Chinese moot airline school

Chinese budget carrier Spring Airlines is in discussions with the government to open an airline pilot training school in Cambodia, as well as expand its flights to the Kingdom, and even start a tour company, according to an official from the national aviation authority. ... ...

Sok Chan

Ministry pushes support of ecotourism

The Tourism Ministry on Monday released a joint statement with relevant stakeholders in the tourism sector to support and promote ecotourism and community-based tourism in Cambodia. Tourism Minister Thong Khon said at a tourism conference that ecotourism and community-based tourism were growing regionally and globally with ...

Sok Chan

Tourism unaffected by blasts

There has been no impact on tourists traveling by air between Cambodia and Thailand following the multiple fatal bombings in the southern part of Thailand last week, according to government and industry officials. ... ...

Sok Chan

More Cambodians traveling abroad as tourists

The number of Cambodians traveling overseas as tourists increased to nearly 700,000 in the first half of the year, up 26 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Tourism. Experts in the industry welcomed this trend and pointed out ...

Chea Vannak

Domestic tourists push up Siem Reap visitor count

Tourist visits to Siem Reap province increased slightly during the first half of the year as foreign tourists lined up to see the country’s pre-eminent tourism attraction, Angkor Wat, and Cambodians from across the country flocked to the province for a major national festival in ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Plans for US resort

A large US-based international hotels and resorts group plans to invest close to $120 million in a multi-resort development project in Preah Sihanouk province. ... ...

Sum Manet

Southeast Asian countries to share efforts to promote tourism

Tourism officials from four Southeast Asian countries met in Yangon on Saturday to discuss ways of working together to promote tourism in the Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) region. ... ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Koh Rong development plan tied up in red tape

The Royal Group’s $30-million luxury resort on Koh Rong island will not be completed on schedule as the company has faced numerous port development issues and, according to company management, a snarl of red tape. ... ...

Cheng Sokhorng and Kali Kotoski

Cambodia, Macao ink tourism pact

The Ministry of Tourism signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Macao to boost the Kingdom’s tourism industry and train personnel in the sector. ... ...

Sum Manet

Airports checked before aviation audit

A lack of inspectors, human resources as well as holes in wire fences have been found at Cambodia’s three airports during checks ahead of a UN aviation audit in October, according to officials. ... ...

Chea Vannak

New visas aim to increase arrivals

In a bid to increase visitor numbers, the government has agreed to issue three-year multiple-entry visas to Chinese, South Korean and Japanese tourists later this year, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said yesterday. ... ...

Sum Manet

South Korean consul to open in Siem Reap

A South Korean consul will open in Siem Reap by May to provide services for Korean citizens visiting Cambodia and for those wishing to visit South Korea. Siem Reap is home to the ancient temples of Angkor and large numbers of South Koreans visit the city ...

Chea Vannak

Royal railway trials Sihanoukville run for new year

It’s almost Khmer New Year, and passengers are already lining up for the revival of the country’s passenger rail services – an eight-day trial operation by Royal Railway from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville to coincide with the celebrations and the exodus of people from the ...

Sok Chan

Opening Preah Vihear border will hurt business: tourism operator

The government may reopen the border gate in front of Preah Vihear temple in a bid to strengthen ties with Thailand as diplomatic relations improve, but local tourism operators are concerned the move would hurt their business. ... ...

Chea Vannak

Siem Reap still one of world’s best destinations

Siem Reap, the home of UNESCO-listed ancient temples, was placed fifth among the world’s top 25 travel destinations in 2015, dropping from second place in the previous year’s ranking by TripAdvisor, a popular online site for travelers and one trusted by tourists choosing destinations to ...

Chea Vannak

Indian company plans to invest $1 billion in Cambodia

An India-based company is exploring investment opportunities in Cambodia’s real estate and hotel market and says it will invest $1 billion over five years. ... ...

Sum Manet

Capital’s airport starts adding more space next week

An extension of the terminal at Phnom Penh International Airport will be officially opened late next week, a senior official from the State Secretary of Civil Aviation (SSCA) told Khmer Times yesterday. ... ...

Sok Chan

Kampot to get new port

Construction of a seaport in Kampot is set to begin this year two years after being approved thanks to an $18 million loan from the Asia Development Bank (ADB), according to officials. ... ...

Sok Chan

Cambodia approves legislation to attract MSAR investors

The government of the Southeast Asian kingdom wants to increase the number of Chinese tourists, with Macau investors perceived as a major catch. ...  ...

João Santos Filipe

Government targets foreign retirees with new policy

The government is planning to boost Cambodia’s attractiveness as a second-home tourist destination for foreign retirees, according to a draft policy obtained from the Ministry of Tourism Wednesday. ... ...

Kang Sothear and Tej Parikh

‘Second-home Policy’ aims to entice more tourists

With a surge in visitors from the world’s most populous nation, the government is preparing a “second-home policy” to encourage more Chinese tourists to visit and stay longer, and for those who have already visited to do so more often, Deputy Prime Minister Keat Chhon ...

Sum Manet

Airport bribes continue to plague visitors

International visitors to Cambodia are still being asked to hand over small bribes upon entering the country, despite promises over the past few years to stamp out the practice, the head of a tourism working group said he told the government during his last meeting ...

Huot Chanpav and Simon Henderson

Tourism industry debates visa exemptions

Cambodia’s tourism industry is looking for ways to become more competitive, with some businesses suggesting visa exemptions for top visiting countries. ... ...

Igor Kossov

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