Cambodia introduces marine tax

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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 environment tax surfaced earlier in the month. In its latest update to travel partners, Asian Trails, a leading tour operator in Cambodia, confirmed the tax would be levied on all tourists using boat transport for an overnight stay or a full-day excursion to off-shore islands.Tourists will be charged a U...
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Farms get closer to tourism

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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’ meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8 September and in an unprecedented move the welcome mat is being rolled out for tourism executives.In an open invitation posted by the Mekong Tourism Office, Tuesday, tour operators, hoteliers, airlines, restaurants and retailers are on the invitee list. T...
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Cambodia makes a 12% surge

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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, Wednesday, the latest data showed the country welcomed 2,284,630 international travellers compared to 2,030,762 during the same period last year. Outbound trips by Cambodians reached 700,027 up 18.8% for the first five months of the year from 589,181 trips during the same period in 2016....
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Cambodia gains UNESCO listing

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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 UNESCO, the archaeological site was recognised along with Kulangsu, an international historic settlement in China and the historic city of Ahmadabad in India.The archaeological site of Sambor Prei Kuk, “the temple in the richness of the forest” in the Khmer language, has been identified as Ishanapura, the capital of...
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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 and Conservation of Natural Resources.Phnom Penh Post reported both ministries met for the first time, earlier this week, to discuss the policy, which was initiated by the Ministry of Tourism to identify and promote ecotourism in the kingdom.Ministry of Environment spokesman, Sao Sopheap, said the...
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