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Hun Sen announces new airport

Prime Minister Hun Sen requisitioned 768 hectares of land on Saturday that will be used to build an international airport in Kampong Chhnang after 2025. During presiding over a land title distribution ceremony in Kampong Chhnang province, the prime minister announced the expansion of the airport. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102959448/Business/hun-sen-announces-new-airport.html

Pol Pot-Era Airbase Earmarked as Future Tourist Gateway

Prime Minister Hun Sen said Saturday that in order to manage future tourist numbers, the government will construct a new international airport on the site of the Kampong Chhnang airbase, which was built by slave labor during the Khmer Rouge regime. Mr. Hun Sen said that ...

More visitors to hail Kingdom

Cambodia Airports estimates the number of passengers entering via Cambodia’s two international airports will increase by an average 8.8 per cent in 2013. That prediction is 1.2 per cent lower than the 2012 projection of a 10 per cent increase. The lower forecast is due to the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012102559410/Business/more-visitors-to-hail-kingdom.html

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

Cambodian Resorts on the Increase

International tourist arrivals into Cambodia have soared in the past year, with arrivals into Siem Reap up 30 per cent in the first eight months of 2012 over the same period the previous year. The tourist industry was hit hard by the global economic crisis in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/Real-Estate/cambodian-resorts-on-the-increase.html

Chinese tourist numbers high

Foreign tourists visiting Cambodia increased more than 24 per cent for the first eight months of the year compared to the same period last year, while tourism officials expected Chinese visitors could be ranked number two in the Cambodian tourism market in the future. According to ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012100459105/Business/chinese-tourist-numbers-high.html

New Ministry decree aims at tourist safety

A Ministry of Tourism official said they would finalize an inter-ministerial prakas before the end of this year to enhance tourists’ safety, as previous fatal accidents have led to concerns in the tourism sector. Tith Chantha, general director of tourism at the Ministry of Tourism, said task force officials, affiliated with Tourism ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092858981/Business/new-ministry-decree-aims-at-tourist-safety.html

Dolphin drawcard

In an effort to boost tourist numbers, the Ministry of Tourism will host an eco-tourism seminar in the northeastern provinces to showcase its main attraction, the Irrawaddy dolphins of the Mekong River. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism, said last week that officials attempted to hold the eco-tourism seminar ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092458861/Business/dolphin-drawcard.html

Hun Sen Says Shootings, Traffic Accidents Threaten Tourism

Gun violence and fatal traffic accidents are hurting the government’s efforts to boost tourism, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday, urging local authorities to take action-even against the powerful. Mr. Hun Sen also said the government has earmarked sites for two new international airports to cater to ...

Phnom Penh to get new airport

Prime Minister Hun Sen announced yesterday that Cambodia is going to build a new international airport in Phnom Penh, in response to the rising number of passengers received every year. The Kingdom is expected to get seven million tourists a year by 2020. The initial concept ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092158838/Business/phnom-penhs-second-airport-takes-off.html

As tourism grows, so do questions about sustainability

While tourism officials are pleased about the healthy growth of tourism in Cambodia, the influx of visitors might not be so healthy for the Kingdom’s main attraction-the temple complex of Angkor Wat near Siem Reap. New figures from the Siem Reap tourist office show that about ...

http://etmcambodia.com

UAE, Cambodia look to lift tourism

Cambodia’s tourism ministry and United Arab Emirates officials have signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen tourism to the Kingdom, officials said during a press conference at Phnom Penh’s international airport. Tourism Minister Thong Khon said the memorandum of understanding (MoU) would provide more opportunities for ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012090758551/Business/uae-cambodia-look-to-lift-tourism.html

ASEAN Spells Out its Tourism Priorities Ahead of 2015

The countries of ASEAN are now implementing a clear road map to achieve the tourism objectives of the ASEAN Economic Community, due 2015. There will be a new ‘ASEAN for ASEAN’ campaign and special promotions, along with enhanced strategic cooperation with the growth markets of ...

http://www.cambizreview.com/

Cambodia Proposes New Initiatives For Green Tourism

In line with Royal Government policy determining tourism as the Green Gold, 2011 is the year that we commenced mainstreaming the green tourism concept to all stakeholders. Cambodia started some new initiative to inspire green tourism in the country. “The Clean and Green Concept is basically ...

Tackling Tourism

Tourism authorities are concerned that the role of Siem Reap’s Cambodian tour guides catering to Korean tourists is being usurped by interpreters, with the tour guides being relegated to mere porters. This is mainly due to the lack of tour guides who can converse in the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012082458277/Siem-Reap-Insider/tackling-tourism-issues.html

Increase in tourists equals more operators

The number of tour operators registered with Ministry of Tourism increased by more than 10 per cent in the first half of this year compared to last year due to an upswing in the number of tourists visiting the Kingdom, insiders say. Figures from the tourism ministry showed ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012081557984/Business/upswing-in-tourists-equals-more-operators.html

Asian tourist numbers up, profits stagnant

The growth in international tourists visiting Cambodia is almost 27 per cent that of the numbers seen during the first six months of 2011, according to tourism officials who are predicting that the growth may be 25 per cent at the end of this year. Visitors ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012080757845/Business/asian-tourist-numbers-up-profits-stagnant.html

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