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 increase their networks. Thourn Sinan, chairman of the Cambodia Chapter of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, the organiser, told Khmer Times that this is the first year the fairs are held. He said about 70 companies will partake in the events. At least 40 will come from other countries in Asean, while around 10 companies ...
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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 Great Wall of China. The San Francisco-based company last week asked users in China to compete for four slots to stay at a “Great Wall Wonder house”, sleeping overnight in one of the wall’s guard towers. However, a district cultural commission said on Monday that it did not support the promotion as it was n...
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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 months. The ball is now on Thailand’s court, according to Cambodian officials, who said they are now waiting on their Thai counterparts to hold internal discussions before a final agreement on cross-border rail transport between the two countries can be signed. The last section of the western rail l...
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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 Tourism, told Khmer Times that despite this month’s election and the ongoing political rallies throughout the country, the number of inbound and outbound tourists match government’s expectations. “We predicted a 10 percent growth in tourists this year, and so far that’s exactly what we are seei...
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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 locally-owned and operated enterprise and part of Prince International Airlines Company Limited. It will prioritise the development of domestic routes during its initial months, said Sok Ravy, marketing manager at the airline, eventually shifting its focus to regional and international flights. “We decided to ...
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