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Ministry urges caution, calm over Zika

After reports of 24 more cases of the Zika virus in Singapore, bringing the total to 115 so far, the Ministry of Health has warned Cambodians traveling outside the country – especially pregnant women – to take extra safety precautions and avoid being bitten by ...

Taing Vida
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/29215/ministry-urges--caution--calm-over-zika/

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
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/domestic-tourists-push-siem-reap-visitor-count

Malaysia’s Sunway in $220 mil regional expansion

Malaysian-owned Sunway Hotels & Resorts will spend $223 million in a redevelopment and expansion plan on its hotels in Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam within three years, according to Malaysian media. ...

May Kunmakara
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/23471/malaysia---s-sunway-in--220-mil-regional-expansion/

Angkor temples ranked top of the world

The Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap province is the world’s undisputed top tourist destination, according to Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travelist 2015, an exhaustive list ranking sights and travel hotspots that was released on Monday. ...

Simon Henderson
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/angkor-temples-ranked-top-of-the-world-92000/

Kingdom may fall short of Tourism target

Cambodia may not achieve its goal of attracting 5 million tourists this year due to the slowdown in the global economy, according to the Ministry of Tourism. ...

Muny Sithyna
http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/13765//

City mulling midnight curfew for clubs, bars

At midnight in some parts of Phnom Penh, the party is just getting started.But on Monday, City Hall said it was considering ordering all businesses that serve alcohol to close their doors by 12 a.m. to reduce fatal traffic accidents caused by drunk drivers. ...

Kang Sothear
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/city-mulling-midnight-curfew-for-clubs-bars-89119/

Cambodia, Thailand join hands to promote "Two Kingdoms, One Destination" tourism

Cambodia and Thailand have joined hands to boost foreign and inter-ASEAN tourism under the ” Two Kingdoms, One Destination” pact, local media reported on Friday. Tith Chantha, secretary of state at Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism, said Cambodia and Thailand have already created a single- visa option ...

Global Post News Staff
http://bit.ly/1L9z2vH

Gov’t puts pressure on hotels where boys recently drowned

The Tourism Ministry has downgraded the one-year operating licenses of two hotels where children recently drowned in swimming pools in an effort to make them compensate the victims’ families and carry out safety upgrades. ...

Ben Sokhean
https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/govt-puts-pressure-on-hotels-where-boys-recently-drowned-82698/

Bavet border crossings up 6.2%

The number of foreigners arriving into Cambodia from its biggest border with Vietnam at the Bavet international crossing in Svay Rieng province increased 6.2 per cent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period in 2012. Data from the checkpoint show ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/bavet-border-crossings-62

1.3 Million Visitors Arrive in First Semester for 2011

About 1.3 million International visitors arrived in Cambodia in semester one in 2011 with an increase of 13.4 percent if comparing to the same period last year, Tourism Minister announced at a seminar this week. “It is expected that about 2.8 million tourists will pour ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Sub-Decree to Require Licenses fro Tour Guides

The Council of  Ministers on Friday approved a sub-decree requiring tour guides to obtain licenses from the government in an effort to regulate and improve quality of service in the tourism sector. The sub-decree aims “to define the procedure to manage tourist guides,”and requires current ...

Visitors to Angkor Up 25 Percent in First Six Months

The number of visitors to Siem Reap’s Angkor Archaelogical Park in the first six months of the year increased about 25 percent over the same period last year, according to figures released yesterday by the Apsara Authority, which runs the site. According to the figures, ...

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