Call to lift expat fees to Angkor site

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VietStock FI English 6 day(s) ago

A tourism industry work group has called for the government to drop entry fees to Angkor Wat Archaeological Park for several hundred expats living in Siem Reap and who work in the tourism sector.

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Domestic tourists push up Siem Reap visitor count

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VietStock FI English 1 week(s) ago

Domestic tourists push up Siem Reap visitor count

Tourist visits to Siem Reap province increased slightly during the first half of the year as foreign tourists lined up to see the country’s pre-eminent tourism attraction, Angkor Wat, and Cambodians from across the country flocked to the province for a major national festival in April.

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Angkor Wat ticket price hike could hurt visitor numbers: experts

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VietStock FI English 2 week(s) ago

Angkor Wat ticket price hike could hurt visitor numbers: experts

Tourism experts say the government’s decision to hike entrance fees to the Kingdom’s top tourist attraction could see visitor numbers dwindle, and have issued calls for greater transparency and accountability in how the ticket revenue will be used.

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Vietnam eyes $30 bln tourism revenue by 2020

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Vietnam eyes $30 bln tourism revenue by 2020

The tourism sector targets annual revenues of US$30 billion and a 10 percent share of GDP by 2020, according to a plan by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

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Angkor Wat continues to lure foreign tourists

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VietStock FI English 1 month(s) ago

Revenue from ticket sales at the Angkor Archaeological Park complex in Siem Reap province, the site of Angkor Wat, increased slightly during the first half of the year, compared to the same period in 2015, new figures from the state-run Angkor Institution show.

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More tourism awards a boon for the sector

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VietStock FI English 2 month(s) ago

Cambodia has been successful in transforming its image in the eyes of the world from a country of war and tragedy to one of spectacular cultural treasures and natural beauty, which has helped it create a thriving tourism industry, Prime Minister Hun Sen said yesterday.

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Kingdom crowned world's top tourism spot

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VietStock FI English 2 month(s) ago

The European Council on Tourism and Trade (ECTT) named Cambodia as the “World’s Best Tourism Destination” for 2016 at its annual general assembly this week, marking the first time the country has received the prestigious award.

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Angkor Wat ticket sales stagnating

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VietStock FI English 2 month(s) ago

Angkor Wat temple, Cambodia’s prime tourist attraction, experienced nearly stagnant growth for the first five months of this year, according to data released by Angkor Institution yesterday.

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Cambodia bans cars from travelling in front of Angkor Wat

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Cambodia bans cars from travelling in front of Angkor Wat

The main road alongside Cambodia’s Angkor Wat Temple is now off-limits to cars, Prime Minister Hun Sen announced in a Facebook post on May 3.

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Angkor Wat ticket sales top $20M over 2016

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VietStock FI English 5 month(s) ago

Angkor Wat ticket sales generated $20 million in revenue during the first three months of 2016, a 2.5-per-cent increase over the same period last year, while the amount of visitors increased by 1.7 per cent, according to data released yesterday by the Apsara Authority.

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Temple city crowned top Asian destination

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VietStock FI English 5 month(s) ago

Temple city crowned top Asian destination

Travel-planning website TripAdvisor has ranked Siem Reap as the top destination in Asia and fifth best travel destination worldwide in its annual Traveller’s Choice Destination awards, which could translate into more tourist visits, experts said yesterday.

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Developer finds new partners for planned resort in Preah Sihanouk

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VietStock FI English 5 month(s) ago

A Chinese developer has announced new partnerships in its bid to develop a massive tourism project in a protected national park in Preah Sihanouk province – a project it claims could become Cambodia’s second-biggest tourism draw after Angkor Wat.

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Towers to improve Angkor Wat's cell coverage, discreetly

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VietStock FI English 5 month(s) ago

Visitors to Cambodia’s premiere tourist destination, Angkor Wat, can expect better mobile network coverage come June, after Apsara Authority signed an agreement with local telecom services firm Camtowerlink Communications to install six camouflaged mobile towers across the vast temple site.

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Sokha Hotel set to open second Siem Reap resort in September 2016

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VietStock FI English 7 month(s) ago

Sokha Hotels and Resorts, the hospitality arm of Sokimex Group, is expected to open their second resort in Siem Reap this September, the company said in a press release. Construction on the new development first began in May 2014.

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New flight to connect Bangkok to Siem Reap

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VietStock FI English 7 month(s) ago

Thai Smile Air, a regional subsidiary of Thai Airways, will launch direct service from Bangkok to Siem Reap next month in a bid for a slice of the growing tourist traffic between the Thai capital and Cambodia’s biggest tourist draw, Angkor Wat.

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