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Visas on Myanmar agenda

In a move to facilitate a more unencumbered travel experience in the region, Cambodia, Myanmar, Indonesia and the Philippines plan to develop a mutually beneficial system that would allow tourists to enter the four countries with one single visa. Collaborating with relevant government agencies and stakeholders, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013060666095/Business/visas-on-myanmar-agenda.html

Full text of China-Cambodia joint press communique

The following is the full text of the joint press communique between China and Cambodia issued on Tuesday during the official visit by Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Pedei Techo Hun Sen of the Kingdom of Cambodia to China: Joint Press Communique Between the People’s ...

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90883/8200926.html

Cambodia Airports Comes Under Attack by a Former Executive

Philippe Laurent became secretary-general of Cambodia Airports in May 2008. He was one of six senior executives in charge of the country’s international airports in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and the little-used facility in Sihanoukville. Mr. Laurent is now carrying out a one-man campaign against ...

http://www.cambodiadaily.com/selected-features/cambodia-airports-comes-under-attack-17727/

Cambodia’s Economic Growth Will Help Poverty Reduction

Cambodia economic growth was 7.3 percent in 2012. Agriculture grew by 4.3 percent, crops by 4.9 percent, fisheries by 6.7 percent, industry by 9.2 percent, garment [sector] by 6.9 percent and the service industry by 8.1 percent, said Dr Hang Chuon Naron, Secretary of State ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

Land Is Life, and It’s Slipping Away

Nean Narin, a humble man and father of three children, says his family is going hungry. Narin lives in the village of Boeung Kak, situated on the edge of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. For years, he and other villagers relied on the Boeung Kak Lake ...

http://www.ipsnews.net/2013/02/land-is-life-and-its-slipping-away/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Anti-competitive behaviour limits Cambodia’s domestic airline industry

Anti-competitive behaviour in Cambodia’s domestic airline industry is limiting its growth, with the relevant authorities “reluctant” to open the domestic market up to competition, an aviation report found. Monopolising this market currently is the country’s flagship carrier, Cambodia Angkor Air, according to a Centre for Aviation ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013012160883/Business/anti-competitive-behaviour-limits-cambodia-s-domestic-airline-industry.html

Cambodia's economy to grow by 6.7% this year: WB

Cambodia’s economy is expected to grow by 6.7 percent in 2013 thanks to anticipating increases in agriculture, foreign direct investment (FDI) and tourism, the World Bank said in its latest outlook Wednesday. “The growth is based on achieving the dividends from focus on higher rice ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/business/2013-01/16/c_132106591.htm

Cambodian economy expected to grow 7 pct in 2013: official

Cambodia’s GDP is projected to grow by 7 percent this year even though the global economy remains fragile and high risk due to persisting sovereign debt crisis in Europe and sluggish economic recovery in the United States, a commerce official said Monday. Last Tuesday, the ...

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/755653.shtml

Thai-Cambodian single visa to commence Thursday

Starting Thursday, tourists from 35 countries could enter Thailand and Cambodia with single visa as foreign ministers of the two countries agreed on Wednesday. Under the Acmecs single visa, tourists from Australia up to United States could apply entry visa at Thai or Cambodian embassies or ...

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/breakingnews/Thai-Cambodian-single-visa-to-commence-Thursday-30196840.html

Rising tourism prompts ABA growth in Siem Reap

The Advanced Bank of Asia (ABA) is expanding its Siem Reap operations to take advantage of the growing tourism sector. The bank is moving out of its 160-square-metre Sivutha Street office into a 1,080-square-metre, three-level office across the road, and it is now one of the ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012121160202/Business/rising-tourism-prompts-aba-growth-in-siem-reap.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

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 ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2012092658915/Business/training-needed-for-tourist-industry.html

‘Tourism, Dynamic Area In Economic Sector’

Rita O’ Sullivan, ADB Country Director Tourism is a dynamic component in the economic sector. In the Greater Mekong Sub Region – Thailand, Myanmar, Laos and Cambodia – bound together by the Mekong River, the tourism industry is a driving force, says Rita O’ Sullivan, ...

http://www.thesundayleader.lk/2012/09/23/tourism-dynamic-area-in-economic-sector/

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 ...

Tourism Industry Will Continue to Contribute Economic Growth: Minister

The tourism industry will resume helping the economic growth of the country, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said this week. Currently we lost about 247 million US dollars on other facilities of tourism fields. He adds: “We agreed that the benefits from tourism have 25% leakage as we earn about 1.9 billion US dollars in ...

http://thesoutheastasiaweekly.com/

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