Tourism development underway in Kampong Chhnang province

The government has allocated over 600 hectares of land in Phnom Aural wildlife sanctuary in Kampong Chhnang province to a private company for development. ...

Son Minea

Mondulkiri’s tourism master plan green lit, waiting for final approval

The draft for Mondulkiri’s tourism development master plan 2021-2035 received endorsement from the National Tourism Development Committee according to press release on June 29. ...

Khmer Times staff

Senator Ly Yong Phat’s Family Given Preah Sihanouk State Land for Tourism Development

The Cambodian government has granted a 600-hectare concession to the family of notorious tycoon Ly Yong Phat, whose sugarcane concessions have been at the center of human rights violations. ...

Sun Narin

Detained Russian's Company Under Investigation for Fraud

The company of Russian businessman Sergei Polonsky, who is currently being detained by Cambodian authorities after a maritime incident off the coast of Preah Sihanouk province last week, is being investigated by the Russian Interior Ministry for fraud, according to a statement on the ministry’s ...

Aviation in the Kingdom soaring with new flights and airport plans

Cambodian aviation continues its ascent with the Oct. 1 launch of Singaporean low-cost carrier Tiger Airway’s daily direct service to Phnom Penh, ongoing airport expansions and the announcement of several new airport projects. Currently, there are more than 20 international airlines offering service to Cambodia for a ...

Mittapheap Hotel on track

The five-star, 17-story Mittapheap Hotel in Sihanoukville province, being constructed by Khouch Asia Company, is on track to be completed in 2014 as planned, according to the project manager. The company is aggressively developing the project and the first floor has just been completed. The numbers of ...

Training needed for tourist industry

Representatives of Cambodia’s booming tourism industry yesterday called on the Asian Development Bank to provide funding for workforce training in the sector. During the meeting at the Cambodia Chamber of Commerce, tour operator Ho Vandy, who also co-chairs the Tourism Working Group in the Government-Private Sector Forum, said representatives ...

A new push for tourism cooperation

With the aim of attracting 25 million international visitors from 2013 to 2015 to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CVLM) the respective ministers of tourism pushed for greater cooperation in developing the region’s tourism sector on Friday,  according to the Vietnamese Communist Party official news ...

Angkor Golf Resort signs MoU with Tourism Malaysia

Malaysia tourism and travel agency officials have signed a memorandum of understanding at the Angkor Golf Resort in Siem Reap to boost golf tourism in Malaysia and Cambodia. Signatories to the MoU were Sao Ratha, marketing manager of Tourism Malaysia; Ng Eu Shen, general manager of ...

Tourism Sector Faces Dearth of Skilled Labor

With the number of tourists visiting the country increasing rapidly, hotels are coming under strain due to lack of skilled chefs and waiters in the industry, according to hotel managers. In the first six months of 2012, international visitors reached 1.75 million, a 26.8 percent ...

Eating locally

The Cambodian governemnt is lobbying the tourism sector to focus more on using local foods, which it says could generate millions of dollars in revenue a year. But hotels and restaurants say quality standards and supplies of local products are often not adequate and businesses ...

Chinese firm plans investment in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH — China’s Hainan Ruijin Investment Holding Group planned to invest in rice plantation, cow farm and tourism development in Cambodia, the group’s chairman Pan Xiaoping said Wednesday. Pan said during a meeting with Heng Samrin, president of Cambodia’s National Assembly that his company decided to establish an overseas branch office in Cambodia to focus on the threeprojects. Pan did not say when the projects will be started. Heng Samrin pledged full support for those projects, which he said will be good to boost thedevelopment of Cambodia’s economy. “Foreign investment is a key factor to accelerate economic development in Cambodia,” he said.   ...

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