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Cambodia Forecasts 70 Percent Drop in Tourist Arrivals in 2021 due to Ongoing Pandemic

HNOM PENH, April 19 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia on Monday predicted that international tourist arrivals to the kingdom this year would decline by another 70 percent due to the ongoing impact


Alert: Update on Travel Restrictions and Lockdown Measures

Due to increased lockdown measures in Phnom Penh and Ta Khmau, the U.S. Embassy will be suspending all routine consular services, including non-emergency American Citizen Services appointments, until April 28.

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Kingdom temporarily suspends visas for five countries to contain COVID-19

The Foreign Affairs Ministry today informed all Cambodian ambassadors and consuls to suspend and reimburse all visas granted to foreigners from Italy, Germany, Spain, France and the US for 30

US citizens on MS Westerdam say humanity transcends politics and fears of coronavirus, applaud Cambodia

An American citizen, James Cleveland and his wife who have spent a month as passengers onboard MS Westerdam cruise vessel said they were very delighted to return home, thanks to

Hospitality fair moves to Siem Reap to talk business

The third Tourism and Meetings, Incentives, Conference, Exhibitions (MICE) Biz Fair 2020 will move to Siem Reap province and will include neighbouring tourism seller-participants to meet with more than 100

Local aviation sector thriving: SSCA

Cambodia’s aviation sector has grown remarkably in recent years, particularly since the implementation of the government’s open sky policy, a recent report from the State Secretariat of Civil Aviation (SSCA)

Government says ‘yes’ to Japan’s smart city initiative

The government has agreed to a Japanese initiative that seeks to drive investment in the development of smart cities in the Kingdom. According to an announcement issued yesterday by the

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Trekking becomes a new attraction at Angkor Park

Raising sheets of white paper with numbers written on it, Chheav Taing Kouch a travel agent from Peak DMC Cambodia calls each one as he assembles his group prior to

Tourism fairs to be held next month

Phnom Penh and Siem Reap will each host a tourism business fair next month, an expo that will serve as a platform for local and international businesses to connect and

Airbnb hits wall with China Great Wall promotion

BEIJING (Reuters) – US short-term rental service Airbnb Inc has hit a wall with its newest marketing scheme in China, after regulators objected to a promotion offering sleepovers on the

Cambodia, Thailand end cross-border rail transport talks

Cambodia and Thailand on Friday concluded negotiations on the transport of goods and people by train across their shared border, with an official agreement expected to be signed in upcoming

Tourism industry unruffled by election – experts

Tourism officials and industry insiders say the upcoming election is not affecting the flow on tourists into the Kingdom. Kong Sophearak, director of the Statistics Department of the Ministry of

Cambodia Airways’ maiden flight takes to the skies

The local aviation industry welcomed a new player yesterday, with Cambodia Airways’ maiden flight taking to the skies in Phnom Penh and landing in Siem Reap. The new airline is a

Aviation training programme winds up

The project to build a civil aviation centre in Phnom Penh, a programme funded by the Korean government, officially came to an end yesterday, with Cambodians taking over instructor positions

Organic programme on track to yield 5,000 tonnes of produce in 2018

A programme launched last year to boost agricultural production in eight key provinces is expected to produce more than 5,000 tonnes of chemical-free vegetables in 2018, twice as much as

Kampot pepper yields to drop

Production of Kampot pepper, the first Cambodian product to obtain geographical indication status, is expected to drop this year due to heavy rains throughout the year, according to producer associations.

Tonino Lamborghini Hotels & Resorts to enter local market

Tonino Lamborghini Hotels & Resorts is beginning its expansion beyond mainland China with two properties signed in Siem Reap. Join.In Hospitality Management recently announced it has entered an agreement with

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Sihanoukville airport opens renovated terminal

Sihanoukville International Airport’s renovated passenger terminal was presented to the public during a soft launch held yesterday. The terminal’s renovation is part of an ambitious plan by Cambodia Airports, the

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Chinese consortium explores opportunities in Sihanoukville

A delegation of Chinese companies on Tuesday announced its readiness to invest in internet-based services for Cambodia’s tourism sector, particularly in Sihanoukville. Their intention to invest in the Kingdom was

$1bln megaproject to boost Sihanoukville’s economy

With an investment of more than $1 billion, Wisney World, a massive project comprising a water park, casino and resorts, will be raised in Preah Sihanouk province over the next

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Ministry to crack down on fake service charges

TOURISM sector businesses will be fined up to 300,000 riel ($75) if caught imposing “service charges” without first applying to the Ministry of Tourism, an announcement issued on Monday said.

Angkor drone rules need to be tightened

The Apsara Authority has created a working group to strengthen a ban on using drones around the Angkor area in Siem Reap province. The authority recently held a meeting over

New loan scheme for tourism students takes aim at labour shortage

The government on Wednesday announced they are working on a loan scheme that will help tourism students finance courses at universities and vocational centres. The loan programme will count with

Architect, Decor Expo brings the best of international design to Cambodia

The third annual Cambodia Architect and Décor Expo 2018 kicked off to promising start (Thursday, May 24), bringing together about 150 local and international companies in the three-day exhibition. The

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New contests to boost tourism

The Ministry of Tourism announced yesterday a series of competitions aimed at enhancing the quality of tourism services in the Kingdom and widening the country’s tourism offer. Chea Bora, Secretary


Best tourism communities to be chosen in new contest

The Ministry of Tourism recently announced a new contest to find the best community-based tourism sites in the Kingdom and has called on villages and communities around the country to

Myriam Chalek, Activist Fashion Designer & Philanthropist

A Quarter of a Million Dollars for Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap April, 2, 2018 Myriam Chalek is famous for her designing skills and alternative controversial fashion shows as an activist fashion designer, but yet her truly impressive humanitarian work

More trees to battle vehicle emissions

City Hall plans to plant trees on about 100 hectares of land in major areas of the capital to reduce air pollution caused by vehicle exhaust. City Hall spokesman Met

NagaWorld chefs top culinary competition

NagaWorld’s culinary chefs took the lion’s share of 5 out of 9 gold medals that were up for grabs at the recently concluded 2018 Cambodia National Culinary Competition. The competition

Artefacts given to Apsara Authority

Some pieces of ancient pottery have been delivered to the Apsara Authority by the Association of Chinese Language Guides and will be kept in the Museum of Norodom Sihanouk. Theam

Xiamen Air launches new route from Fujian to Kingdom

XiamenAir – formerly known as Xiamen Airlines – started this week a direct flight connecting Phnom Penh and Xiamen city, in China’s southeastern Fujian province. The new service was officially

Three Cambodian cities named among the cleanest in Asean

Three Cambodian cities – Battambang, Kep and Siem Reap – received the Asean clean tourism award at the Asean Tourism Forum 2018, held in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on Friday. The

Foreigners charged for ‘producing porn’ after Siem Reap party bust

A lawyer for 10 foreign nationals arrested last week during a party in Siem Reap confirmed Monday they have been provisionally charged for “producing pornography”. The 10 include five British

Government approves plan to relocate Phnom Penh’s airport

The government has signed off on a proposal to build a new airport to serve Phnom Penh and has earmarked land in Kandal province for the $1.5 billion project. A

Tourism pushing up land prices in Siem Reap

Land prices in Siem Reap town increased slightly last year compared with the previous year, thanks to the growing strength of the tourism industry, according to insiders. The provincial capital

New $1.5-billion Phnom Penh airport approved

A new airport for Phnom Penh will be built in Kandal province, a southern part of the capital, according to a government announcement on Friday. Cambodia Airport Investment Co Ltd,

Key agreements signed with China on expressway, airport

Marking the 60th anniversary of diplomatic relations, Cambodia and China signed yesterday multiple agreements, amounting to billions of dollars in concessional loans and reaching consensus on the financing of much-awaited

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Island & Beach

Clear lessons for the Kingdom as curtain falls on 2017 SEA Games

As several members of the Asean community raised the spectre of host nations enjoying unfair advantage by changing, chopping and introducing events to serve their own strengths, Malaysia’s phenomenal success


Edamame: easy budget Japanese

There is a right way to eat edamame – with beer or sake, on a warm summer’s night – at least, so says Kenji Tamura, 32, one of the owners

Khmer Dance

Discovering the fact among the fiction in Roland Meyer’s ‘Khmer Dancer’

An intimate look at life behind the scenes at the Royal Palace in the early 20th century, Saramani: Danseuse Khmer has been pored over by historians. New details are emerging

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Cambodia introduces marine tax

PHNOM PENH, 24 August 2017: Sihanoukville authorities confirmed, this week, they will introduce a new tax on tourists claiming it will help to protect the environment. News of the new

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Farms get closer to tourism

PHNOM PENH, 9 August 2017: Agro-tourism will be in the spotlight at the upcoming 2nd Greater Mekong Subregion Agriculture Ministers Meeting, this September, in Siem Reap. The second agriculture minsters’

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Cambodia makes a 12% surge

PHNOM PENH, 14 July 2017: Cambodia’s tourist arrivals improved 12.5% during January to May this year, according to the Statistics and Tourist Information Department. Released by the Ministry of Tourism,


Cambodia gains UNESCO listing

KAMPONG THOM, 13 July 2017: The Sambor Prei Kuk archaeological site in Kampong Thom province was listed as a World Heritage Site of UNESCO late last week. According to the

Cambodia maps ecotourism policy

PHNOM PENH, 7 July 2017: Cambodia’s ministries of tourism and environment will complete a national draft ecotourism policy by August to coincide with the second National Forum on the Protection

Angkor’s price is spot on

SIEM REAP, 5 July 2017: Ticket sale revenue earned from foreigners visiting Angkor Wat’s archaeological park reached USD52.1 during January to June, this year, up 66.8% when compared with the

Cambodia to recruit guides

PHNOM PENH, 6 July 2017: Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism has set a target to have at least 300,000 qualified tour guides by 2025 to work both within the country and

Emirates flies to Phnom Penh

DUBAI, 3 July 2017: Emirates recently expanded its presence in Southeast Asia with the launch of a new daily service from Dubai to Phnom Penh in Cambodia, via Yangon in

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Top tourist destination in Cambodia

Phnom Penh Attractions

Phnom Penh - is the capital of Cambodia. It is situated at the confluence of three major rivers: 1)- the mighty Mekong River, 2)-the Bassac River and the great Tonle Sap Lake, what was once considered the Gem of Indochina.

Siem Reap is where you can visit the thousands of ancient temples, notable one [[Angkor Wat]], A UNESCO World Heritage Site. Apart from its temples the natural beauty of Cambodia is also quite well known.

Koh Rong Island, Sihanouk Ville

Sihanouk Ville - The main attractions of the province is Beaches and islands for national and foreign visitors. Beaches that line the west contour of the city from north to south are Victory Beach, Lamherkay Beach, Koh Pos Beach, Independence Beach, Sokha Beach, Serendipity Beach, Ochheuteal Beach and Otres Beach.