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 the collaboration of banks and microfinance institutions, who will disburse the loans, as well as course providers, including hotel and restaurant associations, universities and vocational centres, according to Chea Bora, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Tourism. He said the envisioned program...

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 event, organised by ICVeX Co Ltd and backed by the Cambodian Society of Architects, is being held at the spacious Diamond Island Convention and Exhibition Centre, in the new township of Koh Pich in Phnom Penh. The event organiser expects about 4,500 people to attend the event where architect ...

New contests to boost tourism

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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 of State at the Ministry of Tourism, said during a workshop on tourism held yesterday that the second edition of the ‘Best Resort’ contest and the ‘Best Tourism Community’ competition, which will take place this year for the first time, seek to up standards in the industry. He said this type of ...

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 submit their application. The competition is part of a governmental campaign to promote clean cities and quality service in the tourism industry, according to a statement from the ministry. “The contest aims to improve management practices at community-based tourism sites and help make them more sustainab...

A Quarter of a Million Dollars for Siem Reap, Cambodia

Myriam Chalek, Activist Fashion Designer & Philanthropist
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 goes virtually unnoticed--usually eliciting nothing more than a fleeting mention. Not only has the 30-year-old visited several war-torn countries and refugee camps all around the world, but she is also Vice President of the French NGO “Give Them A Chance”. Being a successful entrepreneur, Myriam g...