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Siem Reap feels pinch of tourism downturn

Foreign tourist arrivals in Siem Reap fell 11.2 per cent during the first nine months of the year compared to the same period one year earlier, as the Kingdom’s top tourist gateway sees its most significant slowdown in visitor arrivals in decades, new government data ...

Cheng Sokhorng
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/siem-reap-feels-pinch-tourism-downturn

Opposition Voters in Preah Vihear Claim Threat of Eviction

Locals and rights groups on Wednesday said dozens of farmers in a village in Preah Vihear province have been singled out for eviction after supporting the opposition CNRP in last month’s vote, a claim their village chief denied. Residents of Choam Ksan district’s Kom Prak village ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/elections/opposition-voters-in-preah-vihear-claim-threat-of-eviction-39615/

Worker applications eased

Candidates for a government program that sends Cambodians to work in South Korea can file paperwork closer to home this year, as applications will now be distributed in 13 provinces. Applications will be available until Friday in provincial labour offices in Battambang, Kampong Cham, Kampong ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/worker-applications-eased

New Zealand governor-general in cambodia to build bilateral ties

The governor-general of New Zealand, Lieutenant General Jerry Mateparae, began a four-day visit to Cambodia on Thursday at the invitation of King Norodom Sihamoni to promote bilateral relations between the two countries. “The visit reflects the priority New Zealand attaches to its relations with the ...

Simon Henderson
http://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/new-zealand-governor-general-in-cambodia-to-build-bilateral-ties-39050/

Cambodia, Vietnam seen boosting medical tourism offerings

Cambodia and Vietnam are enhancing their medical tourism offerings, the International Medical Tourism Journal reported Friday. “In medical tourism, Southeast Asia is a key and fast advancing market. Cambodia and Vietnam now want a share of the action that Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia have,” the journal ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=NjgwOGQwMjBkMzA

First Park Hyatt in Southeast Asia opens in Siem Reap

Hyatt Hotels Corp has announced the opening of the first Park Hyatt in Southeast Asia in Siem Reap. The announcement Wednesday said the reopening of the former Hotel De La Paix in downtown Siem Reap followed a 14-month renovation by award-winning interior designer Bill Bensley. “We are ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=YTJhYWQ3Mzc1NjI

Dragonair to fly to Siem Reap

Joining a growing number of airlines connecting to Angkor Wat’s gateway, Dragonair will fly between Hong Kong and Siem Reap in October. The Hong Kong-based subsidiary of Cathay Pacific said in a statement last week that it will start the seasonal service on October 29 and ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/dragonair-fly-siem-reap

Satellite system will save fuel and routes

Phnom Penh International Airport’s navigation system will be upgraded today with the installment of a new satellite-based system that aims to improve efficiency and reduce fuel usage, an aviation official said. Chhun Sivorn, director of the Air Navigation Standards and Safety Department of the State Secretariat ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/satellite-system-will-save-fuel-and-routes

Google to map streets of capital, Angkor Wat

People around the world will soon be able to go online and view close-up pictures of Phnom Penh’s streets and the temples of Angkor Wat, Google representatives announced in Phnom Penh. Google Street View is using cars with special 360-degree panoramic cameras to collect the imagery. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/google-map-streets-capital-angkor-wat

U.S. Ambassadors Fund to give grants for Cambodia preservation

The U.S. Embassy has just announced it will be awarding grants to two recipients for the 2013 U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation in Cambodia. The Archaeology and Development Foundation is the first recipient and will receive $47,000 to implements it’s proposal called the “Documentation of ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=ZjYxOGFmM2ExNDk

Chartered carrier takes off

Newly established Wat Phnom Airlines completed its maiden flight to Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport on July 10. But its predecessor, grounded Tonlesap Airlines, is said to owe the same airport more than $50,000 in landing fees. The local chartered carrier “is officially in business after it ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/chartered-carrier-takes

Angkor Wat revenue at $51 million for last year

Revenue from foreign tourists buying passes to see temples in Siem Reap’s Angkor Wat complex amounted to about $51 million last year, according to a Post calculation of data that was released Friday in a letter by the Apsara Authority, which manages the site. [Bun] Narith ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/angkor-wat-revenue-51-million-last-year

Thai AirAsia on Siem Reap price war

Thai AirAsia (TAA) is breaking into the Bangkok-Siem Reap segment long dominated by Bangkok Airways in a move reflecting Cambodia’s new directive to open up its top destination for mass tourism. TAA secured permission from Cambodian authorities to launch a daily service starting on Oct ...

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/aviation/360031/taa-ready-for-price-war-on-new-siem-reap-route

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