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Cambodia attracts over 2 mln foreign tourists in first half

Cambodia received 2.09 million international visitors in the first six months of the year, up 19 percent compared with the 1.75 million tourists over the same period last year, figures from the ministry of tourism showed Saturday. Tourism is one of the sectors supporting the ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-08/03/c_132598966.htm

Election worries for tourists

Chris Leyland had forgotten about Cambodia’s national elections when he made plans to travel into Phnom Penh from Vietnam with Jess Jackson, 34, and her two children. Had Leyland, a 41-year-old from Oxford, UK, remembered that it wasn’t going to be a normal weekend in Cambodia, ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/election-worries-tourists

Bavet border crossings up 6.2%

The number of foreigners arriving into Cambodia from its biggest border with Vietnam at the Bavet international crossing in Svay Rieng province increased 6.2 per cent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period in 2012. Data from the checkpoint show ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/bavet-border-crossings-62

Angkor Wat revenue at $51 million for last year

Revenue from foreign tourists buying passes to see temples in Siem Reap’s Angkor Wat complex amounted to about $51 million last year, according to a Post calculation of data that was released Friday in a letter by the Apsara Authority, which manages the site. [Bun] Narith ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/angkor-wat-revenue-51-million-last-year

Cambodia Receives 1.79 Million Foreign Tourists In First Five Months

Cambodia attracted 1.79 million foreign visitors in the first five months of the year, up 19 per cent over the previous year. From January to May, Vietnam remains the main source of visitors with 341,000 tourists, up 11 per cent year-on-year, followed by South Korea with ...

http://www.bernama.com.my/bernama/v7/wn/newsworld.php?id=962064

Cambodia's Angkor Wat earns 30 mln USD per annum from ticket sales

Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temples, one of the world heritage sites, generated an annual revenue of 30 million U.S. dollars from ticket sales, Deputy Prime Minister and Cabinet Minister Sok An said Sunday. Last year, the temples attracted 2.06 million foreigners, up 28 percent year-on-year, he ...

http://www.asean-china-center.org/english/2013-07/08/c_132522594.htm

Mainland chartered flights rise

Direct private chartered flights from different parts of China to Cambodia are booming as the number of Chinese tourists visiting the Kingdom is mounting, industry insiders told the Post yesterday. As early as July 10, a chartered flight will launch from Wuhan, the largest city in ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070466650/Business/mainland-chartered-flights-rise.html

Sihanoukville to be the site of first marina

Russian sailor Andrey Mantula plans to build what he is calling Cambodia’s first marina off the beaches of Preah Sihanouk province. Mantula, who has lived in Cambodia for one year, is heading up the project. He expects construction to start on October 1 of this year. ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013070366628/Business/sihanoukville-to-be-the-site-of-first-marina.html

Cambodia tweaks trip estimate

Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism has revised tourist travel arrivals from 3.8 million to 4.2 million by year-end. Tourism Minister Thong Khon told local media, earlier this week, that the adjustment was based on a January to April’s performance with 1.5 million trips. “Earlier, we forecast 3.8 million, ...

http://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2013/06/cambodia-tweaks-trip-estimate/

Tourists in trouble rise

Crimes and traffic accidents of which tourists were the victims increased by 33 per cent in the first six months of 2013, compared with the same period last year. Tourism Police Department director Nhearn Vibol said that 396 tourists had fallen victim to crime and motor ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013062066385/National/tourists-in-trouble-rise.html

Cambodia unveils strategy to attract Chinese tourists

Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism on Wednesday finalized its 5-year strategic plan to attract at least 1.3 million Chinese visitors by 2018. Speaking at a seminar on Cambodia tourism marketing strategy targeting China, So Visothy, director of the Tourism Ministry’s Marketing and Promotion Department, said that currently ...

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-06/19/c_132467692.htm

Foreign visitors to Cambodia's World Heritage Preah Vihear temple rise 39 pct in 5 months

Cambodia’s Preah Vihear temple, a World Heritage site, received 4,710 foreign tourists in the first five months of this year, up 39 percent compared with the same period last year, statistics by Preah Vihear province’s tourism department showed Tuesday. Kong Vibol, chief of the department, said ...

http://www.asean-china-center.org/english/2013-06/19/c_132468531.htm

Cambodia to receive 4.5 million tourists by 2015

Cambodia expects to welcome 4.5 million tourists by 2015, increasing from 3.5 million in 2012, thanks to its cultural properties, Prime Minister Hun Sen said. “Undoubtedly, heritage and cultural tourism are playing a substantial part in this growth. Twenty years ago, when Angkor was inscribed on ...

http://www.thecambodiaherald.com/cambodia/detail/1?page=13&token=MDI0MmQ3MGJlNmR

Tourist arrivals up 18 per cent

International tourist arrivals soared nearly 18 per cent in the first quarter in this year compared to the same period the year before, according to data from the Ministry of Tourism. The ministry’s official statistics report showed that Cambodia received 1,172,072 tourists in three-month period, compared ...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/2013052365790/Business/tourist-arrivals-up-18-per-cent.html

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