Philippines eye stronger ties with Cambodia

TOURISM Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco stressed on Monday that Cambodia is an important partner for tourist development in the Philippines, with potential areas of partnership agreements focusing on heritage protection, management and monitoring. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

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 ...

Khmer Times Staff

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 ...

Thou Vireak

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. ... ...

May Kunmakara

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. ... ...

Hin Pisei

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 ...

Hin Pisei

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. ... ...

Thou Vireak

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. ... ...

Hin Pisei

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. ... ...

Thou Vireak

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. ... ...

Husain Haider

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. ... ...

Sok Chan

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.​ ... ...

Som Kanika

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.​ ... ...

Sok Chan

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. ... ...

Jason Boken

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. ... ...

Sen David

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 ...

Srey Lux

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. ... ...

Sok Chan

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 ...

Sorn Sarath

Kep’s tourism marketing plan on its way

Tourism marketing plan 2020-2024 is on its way to transform the coastal Kep province into an attractive high-end leisure destination in Cambodia. The optimism was floated following a meeting held in the provincial city yesterday to review the long-term marketing plan chaired by Som Piseth, ...

Phal Sophanith/AKP

France provides $1.7million for Cambodia’s tourism sector

The French government, through the French Agency for Development (AFD), has provided a grant of 1.5 million euro ($ 1.7 million) to help restore  Cambodia’s post-Covid-19 tourism sector, according to the Ministry of Tourism. ... ...

Khmer Times Staff

Course on boosting hospitality skills

The Ministry of Tourism has launched the second phase of a skills development programme to promote human resource abilities in the Kingdom’s tourism sector. Pak Sokhom, the Ministry of Tourism’s secretary of state, said that the programme will provide young people with vocational skills, create ...

Sorn Sarath

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