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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 ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-06/19/c_132467692.htm

Bavet prices flat

Land prices in Bavet town in Svay Rieng province have been “stable” despite a great deal of purchasing seen in early 2013, property experts said. Nuon Rithy, general manager at the Bonna Realty Group, said there have been lots of land trading in Bavet so ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013030761788/Real-Estate/bavet-prices-flat.html

The Snap Look at Software Business

IT businesspeople see the potential demand in business software. Ms. Sok Channda, CEO and President of ANANA Group, tells Business Circle Magazine that because most businesses need to be controlled and managed systematically, demand for software development is experiencing an upward trend, including Point of Sale (POS) systems, inventory management systems, and software ...

http://www.bcmagz.com/the-snap-look-at-software-business.html

Siem Reap Power Cut Hurts Tourism Industry

Three days after it went out, power had yet to be restored to large parts of Siem Reap province yesterday, badly impacting local businesses in the popular tourist hub of Siem Reap City and seeing a rush of people to buy generators. The power failure followed ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/

Few S'pore-owned businesses in Cambodia: business owners

PHNOM PENH: There are about a hundred Singapore-owned businesses in Cambodia, mainly located in the capital, Phnom Penh. Many, who set up shop there, feel the numbers have stayed low because there is a perception that the country is not safe. In 2011, Singapore invested close ...

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/economicnews/view/1254251/1/.html

King Father Mementos a Big Business for City's Vendors

Portraits of the late King Father Norodm Sihanouk covered the floor and dozens of coin-sized badges emblazoned with his image were scattered on the sidewalk in front of the Singha Mean printing house yesterday. Kuo Ransiky, the 41-year-old owner of the printshop on Phnom Penh’s street ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com

Businesses Told to Close for 8 Days for King Father's Funeral

Business owners in Phnom Penh’s Daun Penh district yesterday said they will not follow a government directive to close their businesses for eight days in observance of the second mourning period for the late King Father Norodom Sihanouk. The order, which was distributed on Sunday to ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.org

Growth in hotel industry

The hotel industry in Cambodia is growing but still sees room for improvements, industry experts said at the Cambodia Hotel General Managers Summit in Phnom Penh yesterday. In terms of revenue and the number of players, the hotel and restaurant industry has an overall growth rate ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012101159242/Business/growth-in-hotel-industry.html

Cambodia's food service industry gains new player

Triasia Group, headed by Japanese CEO Yokoi Tomoyuki, will open its first Kiriya café in November, with plans already in place to open six more along with some Japanese and European restaurants and a coffee bean manufacturing and export operation. Triasia Group also aims at being ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100459102/Business/cambodias-food-service-industry-gains-new-player.html

Hey, waiter!

While tourism numbers in Cambodia are growing rapidly, visitors might increasingly have a hard time finding a restaurant to their liking since the country is experiencing a shortage of qualified personnel, especially waiters and chefs, accordingly to the Cambodia Restaurant Association. “The tourism industry needs at ...

Hun Sen Asks Businesses to Serve Local Foods

Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday reiterated comments made by government officials Tuesday that government institutions, hotels and restaurants should begin serving local cuisine and produce to generate more cash flow in the tourism sector. ...

Phnom Penh's restaurant landscape changing

With the arrival of many new restaurants and coffee shops in Phnom Penh, the complexion of the food and beverage market is swiftly changing, according to restaurant owners. Tea Club owner SP Loh said existing restaurants had to work harder to retain their customers in light ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012052156270/Business/restaurant-landscape-changing.html

Bokor Resort Helps Attract More Tourists In Kampot

Bokor Mountain: The Bokor resort located on the top of Bokor mount in Kampot, on May 3rd, was inaugurated as the government believes it capable of propelling the local economy into greater growth. The project includes three asphalt roads of a total 49 krn along with the five-star Thansur (heaven) Bokor Highland Resort, which ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Tourism will drive food service sector growth zzz

Cambodia will require an additional 1,000 restaurants by 2020 to service the Kingdom’s growing tourism sector, Ministry of Tourism officials say. By 2020, seven million international visitors, and as many as 10 million domestic tourists, were expected to visit the country’s tourist destinations each year, Tith ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com

Ministry Takes First Step Toward Smoking Ban

The Ministry of Tourism has asked bars, restaurants and hotels to ban smoking within their establishments in order to promote a better environment, health and reduce poverty. Tourists will feel safer according to deputy director Sam Chanren if there is a smoking ban. The directive ...

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