International tourists to Cambodia through the three airports decreased by 92%

The number of foreign tourists visiting Cambodia through the three international airports in the first seven months of 2021 was about 50,000, down more than 92 percentage compared to the same period in 2020. According to data from the Ministry of Tourism. ...

Hin Pisei

Ministry of Tourism doubles down on reminders of safety measures for adventure tourists

The potential adventure tourism in Cambodia has been observed to be rising. The country’s mostly virgin landscapes are a honeypot for the more adventurous of tourists who long to strip off city routine for the crisp fresh air of the wild forests, mountains, and plains ...

Khmer Times Staff

New travel app praised by tourism sector, ministry

The Kingdom’s software development sector is being seen as an increasingly important player in the country’s move to strengthen its tourism industry and provide visitors with the latest conveniences. Stephane Combre, a developer at To Do in Cambodia, said that the firm’s platform, launched in ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Kampot ferry construction delayed

Construction on a new tourist ferry port located about 6 kilometres from the provincial capital in Kampot province has been delayed, although a Tourism Ministry spokesman promised that construction would begin before the end of this year. ...

Cheng Sokhorng

Chinese PM wraps up Cambodia visit, promising huge aid package

Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang has announced a series of large aid packages to Cambodia at the end of his first visit to the country this week as Cambodia turns further away from Western donors. A total of 19 agreements were signed to fund large-scale ...

Aun Chhengpor

Master plan for tourism development

The Tourism Ministry has prepared a master plan for the development of the industry in provinces and cities to attract investment in the sector and create more products for tourists. However the country needs growth of at least 10 percent year-on-year to reach the target ...

Sok Chan

900,000 Chinese tourists in 2016

Cambodia last year recorded around 900,000 Chinese tourist arrivals and the kingdom is on track by 2020 to host about seven million foreign tourists, with two million of them coming from mainland China, according to the Tourism Ministry yesterday. ...

Chea Vannak

Protect coastal areas: government

Following an unusually high number of drownings in coastal areas in the past month, the Ministry of Tourism has instructed the tourism departments in coastal provinces to continue to collaborate with relevant authorities to ensure safety, public order and cleanliness. A statement released by Minister of ...

Pech Sotheary

300,000 Japanese tourists by 2020

Cambodia plans to attract up to 300,000 Japanese tourists to the Kingdom by 2020, as direct flights connect Phnom Penh with Tokyo early next month, Minister of Tourism Thong Khon announced yesterday. ...

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

Cruise tours will be a kind of potential tourism

Cruise tours will be a type of potential tourism, while Sihanouk was placed in the map of ASEAN Cruise Tourism Line, as part the promotional campaign jointly Cruise Southeast Asia – Feel the Warmth, which officially announced on 22 January 2016 at the Tourism Forum ...

Sok Chan

New campaign will fight plastic bag blight

UNESCO and the ministries of Tourism and Environment this weekend will launch a campaign aimed at ridding the capital of the plastic waste currently choking its waterways and piling up in its landfills.The campaign, starting on Friday, will seek to educate Cambodians about how to ...

Sen David and Igor Kossov

Private companies warned on beach access

The government has vowed to crack down on coastal hotels and resorts that have restricted public access to beaches or constructed illegal encroachments within 50 metres of the shoreline.Tourism Minister Thong Khon warned yesterday that his ministry will give private companies a deadline to remove ...

Sor Chandara

Chinese arrivals to jump to 2M by 2020

Cambodian tourism authorities are formulating strategies to carve a larger share out of the Chinese outbound tourism market and have set a target of drawing over 700,000 Chinese visitors this year, and up to 2 million a year by 2020. ...

Sor Chandara

Tourism duo took bribes: ministry

Two officials from the Ministry of Tourism were found by the ministry to have taken bribes of up to $3,000 from candidates for tour-guide examinations in Siem Reap, though neither of the officials have been fired. ...

Chhay Channyda and Zoe Holman

Cambodia works with neighbours on tourism

Cambodia, Thailand and Vietnam are conducting ongoing discussions on the creation of a Southern Tourism Corridor, which would promote tour packages across the southern provinces of the three countries, giving a boost to tourism across the region. ...

Sor Chandara

Foreign visits climb at Preah Vihear

Foreign visitors to the Preah Vihear Temple increased by 25 per cent for the first six months of the year, as compared to the same period last year, while local visitor arrivals dropped for the same period, according to Ministry of Tourism statistics. ...

Sor Chandara

Tourist arrivals in first half rise

Cambodia welcomed around 2.3 million people for the first half of this year, up 4.6 per cent compared to the same period last year, amid concerns from the tourism minister that the Kingdom may not reach its target of 5 million arrivals for 2015. ...

Sor Chandara

Thai visa plan expected to push Cambodia tourism

Aiming to boost tourism numbers in its own country, Thailand has approved a multiple-entry visa that will allow tourists to leave and re-enter the country several times during a six month period, the Bangkok Post reported yesterday. ...

Ayanna Runcie and Hang Sokunthea

Gov’t prepares its tourism strategy for 2020

The Cambodian government has finalised a five-year Tourism Marketing Strategy that it hopes will help lure more visitors and investors to the Kingdom. ...

Xueying Chen

Tourism licences to go online

The Ministry of Tourism launched a new online system yesterday to register tourism-related businesses and tour guides who need a licence, in order to ease the licence inspection process and boost government revenues, said a senior ministry official. Neb Samouth, director general at the Ministry of ...

Chan Muyhong

Cambodian massage parlours told to shape up

Cambodia’s massage palours and spa centres are now required to have at least 30 per cent of their staff trained and certified or risk having their business permits revoked, according to a new directive from the Ministry of Tourism. The directive seeks to professionalise the practice ...

Charles Rollet

Group behind banned festival tries soft touch

After music festival kaZantip was banned on Monday by Cambodian officials, organisers say they are mounting a campaign to change hearts and minds. Kharchenko said the festival team would be sending “presentations” to all interested Cambodian officials to demonstrate how “we really love Cambodia and ...

Charles Rollet

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