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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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50764600/tourist-numbers-reach-over-1-million-during-the-pchum-ben-festival/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50760226/swiss-to-train-tourism-workers-in-north-northeast/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50757894/devastating-drop-in-numbers-at-phnom-penhs-museums/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755734/khmer-new-year-brings-out-more-than-500000-tourists-in-first-two-days-across-kingdom/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50755623/over-200000-visit-provinces-on-first-day-of-holidays/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50751508/tour-operators-to-launch-luxury-discount-packages/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50750936/govt-extends-tax-holiday-for-tourism-sector/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50750089/keps-tourism-marketing-plan-on-its-way/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50748433/france-provides-1-7million-for-cambodias-tourism-sector/

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
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50747286/course-on-boosting-hospitality-skills/

Hotel fees to rise during holiday

The upcoming national holidays will increase accommodation fees and prices of other tourism services after so many businesses lost money for a half year after closing because of COVID-19. More people are expected to travel nationwide. ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50746693/hotel-fees-to-rise-during-holiday/

Tourism savaged by COVID-19

As of May, government data shows COVID-19 forced the closure of nearly 3,000 tourism-based business and left more than 45,045 staff members unemployed. The unemployment and rising debt would severely affect the social economy while the Minister of Tourism estimated that the tourism sector would ...

Sorn Sarath
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50740504/tourism-savaged-by-covid-19/

More than 450,000 tourists on the move over first three weeks of June

For the first three week of June, more than 450,000 Cambodians and other residents of the Kingdom visited tourist destinations throughout the country, said Tourism Minister Thong Khon. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50738065/more-than-450000-tourists-on-the-move-over-first-three-weeks-of-june/

Cambodia to lose $3bn in revenue from tourism sector

Minister Thong Khon said during the launch of additional safety measures for tourism-based business that the global virus has hit the tourism sector the hardest around the world and Cambodia will see it’s foreign and local visitors decline by about 70 percent and 50 percent ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50730893/cambodia-to-lose-3b-in-revenue-from-tourism-sector/

EU to assist tourism sector post COVID-19

Cambodia has requested the European Union assist the Kingdom’s hard-hit tourism sector once the COVID-19 pandemic has been resolved and international travel begins again. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50728834/eu-to-assist-tourism-sector-post-covid-19/

Tourism reports 50 percent increase in two weeks

More than 250,000 tourists have visited popular destinations across the country over the last two weeks, an increase of almost 50 percent compared the previous fortnight in late April, according to the Ministry of Tourism. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50726122/tourism-reports-50-percent-increase-in-two-weeks/

Cambodia expects Chinese tourists to drive its tourism growth after COVID-19 outbreak

Cambodia is hoping that Chinese tourists will drive its tourism growth when the world is cleared of the COVID-19 pandemic, Tourism Minister Thong Khon said. ...

Khmer Times Staff
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/724550/cambodia-expects-chinese-tourists-to-drive-its-tourism-growth-after-covid-19-outbreak/

Airport infrastructure key for Mondulkiri

The development of tourism in Mondulkiri province will require continued investment in transportation infrastructure – particularly in the region’s airport – which will play a vital role to service both tourists and light freight, according to a senior official at the ministry. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50722617/airport-infrastructure-key-for-mondulkiri/

New port ‘will boost’ tourism

The construction of the new tourism port in Kampot province is more than 30 percent complete and is expected to be finished by the middle of the year, according to the Kampot provincial tourism department. ...

Sok Chan
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50721748/new-port-will-boost-tourism/

Further fiscal woes for tourism sector

The Government on Tuesday announced the suspension of the annual Khmer New Year celebration, in a bid to stop the spread of the Novel Coronavirus. ...

Chhut Bunthoeun
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50710647/further-fiscal-woes-for-tourism-sector/

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