Cambodia gets more loans from China and Japan to develop its highway system 21-May-2013
PHNOM PENH - Cambodia is looking to become the transit nation of Southeast Asia, capitalizing of trade and visitors flows between Thailand and Vietnam.
Kay Burley on enchanting Cambodia, where and heaven and hell seem to collide 20-May-2013
There's a new kid on the Indo-Chinese bloc. Actually Cambodia is not that new to the seasoned traveller, but hardly a blip on the radar for most British tourists. Only about 100,000 of us visited last year. Compare that to Spain, where more than 11 million Brits headed to the Costas in 2012.
Over 67,000 Tourists Visit Preah Sihanouk Province during King’s Birthday Holiday 20-May-2013
Some 67,163 local and foreign tourists visit the coastal province of Preah Sihanouk during His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni’s birthday holiday from May 12 to 15, 2013.
Information Minister Visits Koh Keo Temple 17-May-2013
Cambodia’s Information Minister H.E. Khieu Kanharith leads a delegation of his ministry’s officials and a group of Ker Damnel Khmer (Khmer Heritage) for a study tour at Koh Keo (Koh Ker) Temple in Preah Vihear province on May 14.
ASEAN Bike Fest 2013 17-May-2013
ASEAN Bike Fest 2013 has been recently organized at the heart of Cambodia, Phnom Penh capital, following its big success from last year.
A Top 10 tourist destination 17-May-2013
Siem Reap ranks number nine among among Agence France-Presse’s 10 tourist destinations, which was published on May 4.
Holiday makers travel to northeast 17-May-2013
Tourists preferred to visit Cambodia’s northeastern provinces, particularly Ratanakkiri, during the public holidays to celebrate King Norodom Sihamoni’s birthday, according to officials.
Cambodia Presses U.S. Museums to Relinquish Antiquities 17-May-2013
Buoyed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s decision this month to return two stolen statues, Cambodia is asking other museums to examine any Khmer antiquities they acquired after 1970, when a 20-year period of civil war and genocide gave thieves free range to loot the country’s ancient temples.
AHMS to Open Private Island Spa Retreat in Cambodia 17-May-2013
Thailand-based Akaryn Hospitality Management Services (AHMS) has unveiled plans to open a destination spa and retreat on Koh Krabeay, a private island in Cambodia, in Q2 2015.
Cambodia Calls for Return of Khmer Antiquities 17-May-2013
A new round of art repatriation is happening in the United States. American museums and private collectors are giving back prized antiquities following foreign governments’ claim that the treasures were looted from their archeological sites. In the past six months, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Toledo Museum of Art and the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles have all sent back ancient items of Italian origin. Now, Cambodia’s Khmer antiquities are at the center of the great giveback. After New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art decided in early May to return two looted statues, Cambodia is calling for Americans to follow the Met’s lead and send back all ancient artifacts that they “unlawfully” or “illegally” possess, the New York Times reports.
App offers rooms on the cheap 17-May-2013
Going on a last minute business trip to Phnom Penh? Do you live in the city but want a stay at a posh hotel? Impulsive hotel bookers will have an easier time making same-day reservations in the capital as the HotelQuickly app expands its coverage to Phnom Penh.
Battambang, Cambodia: achieving fame through a Circus 16-May-2013
PARIS- Their names are Dina, Sothea, Sovanna or Vanthan. These young men are all in their early twenties. They generally share the same difficult background: no parents, poverty. But they are all animated with the same will of achieving a new life through art. But they are currently travelling through France with a spectacular show, a mix of theater review, dances and circus performances. They all share the dream of Phare Ponleu Selpak, one of Cambodia’s most innovative cultural institutions.
Big plans for Cambodian Airlines 14-May-2013
PHNOM PENH, 14 May 2013: Cambodia Airlines plans to spend US$1.5 billion to acquire up to 22 planes, a move that might see the new airline’s fleet size overtake that of national carrier Cambodia Angkor Air.
Cambodia goes to polls July 13-May-2013
PHNOM PENH, 13 May 2013: Cambodia’s tourist arrival growth rate could slow in the lead up to national elections this July a negative trend that was evident during previous elections.
Tonle Sap Airlines suspends its flights 10-May-2013
Local charter carrier Tonle Sap Airlines has suspended flights until June, in what appears to be the latest of a series of disruptions affecting the airline, which has also recently encountered financial turbulence.
Philippine Airlines parent company steps in into Cambodia’s air transport 10-May-2013
San Miguel Company is now involved into a joint venture in Cambodia to launch this summer Cambodia Airlines, a new carrier which will finally create competition with the current national carrier Cambodia Angkor Air.
Rabbit Island, Cambodia 10-May-2013
As our boat putts away from the Cambodian coastline, Rabbit Island life begins to take shape in the distance. A long strip of deserted beaches lined with wooden bungalows and towering palm trees comes into focus. Just ashore a grinning woman stands waving and waiting for our arrival. Her name is Simone, and she owns one of the five family guesthouses on the island. Yeay Meng Bungalows and Restaurant is a family affair. Simone''s husband worked the kitchen while her nephews swept out one of their 13 huts. As we began to unpack, mainland Cambodia could be seen from our window – so close it looked like you could touch it, but just far enough for you to feel completely off the grid.
San Miguel to invest $1.5-B in Cambodia Airlines 10-May-2013
MANILA, Philippines - Diversified conglomerate San Miguel Corp. (SMC) will invest $1.5 billion for its airline venture in Cambodia, its top executive said yesterday.
CAMBODIA: Foreign visitors arriving by air up 21 pct in Q1 9-May-2013
Cambodia’s two international airports received 702,070 international visitors in the first three months of this year, a 21 percent rise from the 569,770 passengers for the same period last year, according to data from the Cambodia Airports on Saturday.
Cambodia's Cultural Crown Jewel 9-May-2013
Phnom Penh's Royal Ballet of Cambodia, the country's exponent of Khmer classical dance, has roots going at least as far back as the ninth century. Like a crown jewel, the dance-and-music troupe's appearances capped the Season of Cambodia, a two-month series of events and exhibitions in New York. Performances of "The Legend of Apsara Mera," choreographed by Her Royal Highness Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, played last week at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Cambodian PM to visit Macau in September 9-May-2013
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen will visit Macau in September to participate in the Second Global Tourism Economy Forum. Prime Minister Hun Sen called for more investment in the country by Chinese and Macau entrepreneurs, and direct flights between Cambodia and Macau.
Flooded forest gets protection 9-May-2013
A Northeastern section of the Mekong River that is home to a number of endangered species has been designated a conservation site by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
Cambodia enjoys travel growth 8-May-2013
PHNOM PENH, 8 May 2013: Cambodia’s tourist arrivals registered a 19.9% growth in February according to the country’s statistics and tourist Information Department.
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