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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, Read More
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 same period last year. Xinhua News quoted figures released by Angkor Enterprise, the state-owned institution in charge of Angkor income management. The report also claimed foreign visits to the World Heritage site rose 12.9% to 1.23 million visits during the first six months of this Read More
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 the region. Agence Kampuchea Presse reported that the Minister of Tourism, Thong Khon, outlined an ambitious training plan during a recent meeting in Phnom Penh. “An additional 50,000 guides are needed every year as more and more visitors are visiting Cambodia,” he said. No further Read More
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 Myanmar. This new service, operated with a Boeing 777 , broadens the airline’s network in Southeast Asia to 13 cities in eight countries and offers more choices and convenience to passengers travelling between Phnom Penh to Dubai and beyond. It also marks the first time Read More
Development projects in rural Cambodia are increasingly on the rise, especially in the infrastructure space. When it comes to infrastructure development, Pursat province has been focusing on a range of construction iniatitives, with its latest big infrastrucutre spend being the construction of National Road 55. When complete, the road will span 182 kilometres and will connect from the statue of Neak Ta Khleang Moeang in Pursat to the Cambodian-Thai checkpoint in Thmor Dar. Pursat deputy Read More
AirAsia is adding Sihanoukville under its belt in Cambodia with 4 times weekly direct flights from Kuala Lumpur, that is set to commence operations on 9 August 2017. Marking as AirAsia’s 3rd route into Cambodia, the new route will be operated exclusively by AirAsia (flight code AK) and will offer guests an unrivalled experience of the country’s best known seaside destination. Spencer Lee, Head of Commercial for AirAsia Berhad said, “Sihanoukville is an exciting destination Read More
SIEM REAP, 5 May 2017: Ticket sales revenue earned from foreigners visiting Angkor Wat’s archaeological park reached USD39.25 million during January to April, this year, up 60.21% compared with the same period last year. The surge in revenue was attributed mainly to a 1 February increase in entrance fees, although the head count at the gate has also increases substantially. Agence Kampuchea Presse quoted figures released by Angkor Enterprise, the state-owned institution in charge of Read More
A 200-metre temporary floating bridge that will take people to Angkor Wat while the original bridge is repaired should be open for use this week. Apsara, the authority responsible for protecting and developing the temple complex, says the original bridge, Spean Harl, will close as soon as its replacement is ready. Spokesman Long Kosal says the temporary structure will be able to support nearly 6,400 people with a total weight of more than 400 Read More
National carrier Cambodia Angkor Air will launch its first charter flight from Japan to Siem Reap today and is considering a regular service on the route, a senior airline executive has said. Eng Molina, general marketing manager at the airline, told Khmer Times the first direct charter flight had been scheduled in direct response to Japanese tourists. He added that Cambodia Angkor Air is studying the market to assess demand before introducing regular flights on Read More
Cambodians are increasingly travelling both within their own country and abroad for leisure on rising disposable incomes and a social media-fuelled desire to explore new places, local tourism industry experts have said. Speaking yesterday at a curtain-raiser for the upcoming Cambodia International Travel Fair, to take place in Phnom Penh next October, Thourn Sinan, chairman of the Cambodian chapter for the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) said there has been a steady increase in the Read More
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