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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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. ...
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. ...
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