PM Hun Sen urges attention to boost tourism
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday called on all stakeholders to pay high attention and do their best to boost the country’s tourism sector. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Tourism sector is the market for farmers and producers
Prime Minister Hun Sen has appealed to all concerned parties to make the whole tourism sector the market for farmers and producers. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Tourism restoration co-financing project to play important role in boosting tourism, says officials
Officials claim that the Royal Government’s co-financing project, combined with a credit guarantee program for tourism businesses, will be an important financial tool to boost the tourism sector. ...
Khmer Times Staff
Is Cambodia on track to open for tourism in November?
With Phnom Penh becoming the most vaccinated city in Southeast Asia, moves are by the Ministry of Tourism and other related sub committees to formulate a workable plan within Cambodia’s tourism and investment sectors to work towards a possible reopening of borders for fully vaccinated ...
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Tourist resorts expected to start back up
At least 200 tourist resorts are expected to resume operations after the end of an inter-provincial travel ban and tourist-resort closures across the country. On April 25, the government lifted the travel ban and ended the closures of tourist destinations across the country, except for ...
Kingdom may drop quarantine for vaccinated tourists in Q4
The Ministry of Tourism will work with the Ministry of Health to evaluate the feasibility of international tourists from low-risk countries and territories who have been fully vaccinated against the novel coronavirus to enter the Kingdom with little or no quarantine stay. ...
Revenue from international tourism dips 80 per cent in 2020
Cambodia booked just $1.023 billion in international tourism revenue last year, representing a 79.4 percent nosedive from $4.919 billion in 2019 due to the sweeping effects of the global Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Tourism reported on April 19. ...
Gov’t mulls Angkor entry for vaccinated foreign tourists in Q4
International tourists with proof of Covid-19 vaccination in the fourth quarter (Q4) of this year could be allowed into Siem Reap province’s Angkor Archaeological Park even within 14 days of arrival to Cambodia, amid tentative government plans to ease its quarantine policy, according to Minister ...
Mondulkiri airport project still on track
An $80 million domestic airport project in Mondulkiri province is shaping up to be a main driver for ecotourism development in the Kingdom’s northeast corridor. ...
Chinese tourists to Kingdom slip 86% in Covid-hit 2020
Chinese tourist arrivals to the Kingdom plummeted 86 percent last year to 329,673 compared to 2,361,849 in 2019 amid global uncertainty concerning the potential impact of the novel coronavirus, according to Ministry of Tourism data. ...
Tickets now allow more days of access to Angkor
Angkor Enterprise has extended the period of validity for entry tickets to Angkor Archaeological Park in a move to revive tourism to the sprawling temple complex, it said in a March 10 press release. ...
Locals struck by travel bug sustain tourism industry
Camboticket entered the market in 2014 and soon found its niche among foreign travellers. However, it is currently sustaining daily operations because of locals adopting the bus ticket-booking platform. ...
Kep province to become ‘relaxation and high-end tourist destination’
Four tourism poles and 251 development projects have been added to the newly completed master plan draft for tourism development in Kep province. It is slated for implementation through 2030. ...
Tourist numbers reach over 1 million during the Pchum Ben festival
Cambodia recorded more than 1 million tourists over the three-day holiday period of Pchum Ben, according to a report supplied by the Ministry of Tourism. ...
Swiss to train tourism workers in north, northeast
The Swiss government will continue to support professional tourism development projects for Cambodians living in the northern and northeastern provinces for another four years, according to the director of the Swiss Cooperation Office. ...
Devastating drop in numbers at Phnom Penh’s museums
Some of Phnom Penh’s most renowned museums have seen a drop in visitors of up to 95 percent because of the COVID-19 pandemic and lack of tourism, leaving worries about theír future and staff cutbacks. ...
Khmer New Year brings out more than 500,000 tourists in first two days across Kingdom
The Ministry of Tourism today reported that over 500,000 tourists visited resorts throughout the country during the first two days of the Khmer New Year holidays. On Tuesday, more than 2770,000 people checked into hotspots registering an 18.75 percent increase compared to August 17. ...
Over 200,000 visit provinces on first day of holidays
The Tourism Ministry said today that more than 200,000 tourists visited provinces on Monday, the first day of the replacement Khmer New Year holiday. In a statement, the ministry said it recorded a total of 230,000 visitors, most of whom had flocked to Kampot and ...
Tour operators to launch luxury discount packages
Ministry of Tourism and local tour operators are organising heavily discounted luxury tour package to once-popular tourist destinations such as Siem Reap, as well as promoting local tour guides. ...
Gov’t extends tax holiday for tourism sector
The Cambodian government has announced two months more of tax exemptions for tourism-based businesses in the hope of easing the burden during the pandemic. The extension was announced during the fifth round of COVID-19 economic measures last week as the Ministry of Tourism begins developing ...