Cambodia’s tourism soars

Cambodia’s tourist arrivals registered a 16.9% growth in September according to the country’s statistics and tourist Information department. The country attracted 283,787 visits compared to 242,747 during the same month in 2012. Released by the Ministry of Tourism, late last week, data showed the percentage ...

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Tourist arrivals up 18 per cent

International tourist arrivals soared nearly 18 per cent in the first quarter in this year compared to the same period the year before, according to data from the Ministry of Tourism. The ministry’s official statistics report showed that Cambodia received 1,172,072 tourists in three-month period, compared ...

Ministry: election won’t hurt tourist numbers

While tourism in Cambodia has historically slowed in advance of general elections, tourism leaders in the government and private sector have said they expect this year’s July elections to have little impact on tourist arrivals.  Tourism numbers dipped by 10.9 per cent for the 2003 ...

Tourism not competitive

Cambodia ranks last in travel and tourism competitiveness among eight Southeast Asian countries, according to a recently published study by the World Economic Forum. The Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2013, which excluded Laos and Myanmar, said Cambodia comes 106th out of 140 countries this year, ...

Joint visa with Laos not expected before 2015

A Lao government delegation visiting the Kingdom’s capital last week anticipates that a joint visa scheme that would allow entry to both countries on a single visa will take at least two to three years to implement. Manoxay Vilayhane, second secretary at the Lao embassy in ...

Korean tourist numbers hold steady despite regional fears

Despite current tensions between North and South Korea, Cambodia’s tourism minister said yesterday that the number of tourists from South Korea to the Kingdom had not dropped. [Minister of Tourism Thong] Khong said that so far there appears to be nothing to worry about. “There are ...

Cambodia: Visits on the rise

Cambodia is rapidly attracting more and more visitors from tourists to businessmen. Visits are continuing to climb as January figures show a 15.4 percent increase, Cambodia’s statistics and tourist Information Department reported. So far,the country has welcomed 404,106 visitors compared to 350,257 during the same ...

Hun Sen Says Shootings, Traffic Accidents Threaten Tourism

Gun violence and fatal traffic accidents are hurting the government’s efforts to boost tourism, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday, urging local authorities to take action-even against the powerful. Mr. Hun Sen also said the government has earmarked sites for two new international airports to cater to ...

Tourism driving total investment approvals

The high number of approved projects in the tourism sector is a sign of optimism according to Minister of Tourism Thong Khon. Due to emphasis on areas beyond Angkor Wat, Cambodia’s GDP could largely be a result of tourism. The current 57 projects are worth ...

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