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) highlights. More than 104,800 flights took to the skies in 2018, a 16.2 percent increase, while the number of passengers rose by more than 21 percent, reaching 10.5 million people. Air cargo also experienced substantial growth last year. It rose by 15.1 percent, with a total of 74,655 tonn...
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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 Ministry of Land Management, the government has agreed to a series of ‘smart city principles’ – which deal mostly with urban management and the use of IT to develop modern urban spaces – thus effectively joining the Public-Private Platform for Urban Development between Cambodia and Japan. The platform will al...
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Trekking becomes a new attraction at Angkor Park

Trek inside the Angkor
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 trekking inside the Angkor archaeological park. This was the first-ever trekking journey organised by the Cambodia Association of Travel Agents (CATA) on November 4, in the park and its jungle fringes that’s located beyond the famous Angkor temples. As the trekkers progressed through each of the 12km journey, sweat began to soak ...
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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 from...
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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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