Articles tagged “cambodia”

Cambodia Lifts Entry Ban on Visitors From 6 Nations

Cambodia Lifts Entry Ban on Visitors From 6 Nations

Reuters

Travel bans are beginning to slowly lift in a piecemeal fashion. Cambodia, now with a reported zero cases, will be a case study for how it goes.

7 days ago

Curtains Come Down on Cambodia Shadow Puppet Theater as Coronavirus Keeps Tourists Away

Curtains Come Down on Cambodia Shadow Puppet Theater as Coronavirus Keeps Tourists Away

Chantha Lach, Reuters

Despite all the talk about tourism diluting local culture, tourist revenue has, on the other hand, helped to prop up the survival for traditional arts in Cambodia. Without any tourists now, the coronavirus pandemic might be the final push over the cliff's edge for these dying art forms.

2 weeks ago

Putting Asia’s Affected Tourism Workers to Good Use During Coronavirus Crisis

Putting Asia’s Affected Tourism Workers to Good Use During Coronavirus Crisis

Xinyi Liang-Pholsena, Skift

Redeploying furloughed employees for work outside of their traditional expertise may not open new revenue streams for travel businesses during the coronavirus crisis, but such initiatives can lead to new learnings for the company and staff alike. It’s a better option than having idle workers.

1 month ago

Chinese Casino Dream for Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Undeterred by Coronavirus

Chinese Casino Dream for Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Undeterred by Coronavirus

Clare Baldwin, Reuters

Will it take more than a global pandemic to reshape Sihanoukville’s tourism future? All bets are off now.

2 months ago

Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Pays Price for Gambling Itself Away

Cambodia’s Sihanoukville Pays Price for Gambling Itself Away

Raini Hamdi, Skift

The day of reckoning has come for Sihanoukville as an exodus of Chinese nationals and other tourists occurs. A correction should follow, but can the once popular town regain its soul?

3 months ago

Asia-Pacific Tourism CEO Points to Bad Management — Not Overtourism — as Key Problem

Asia-Pacific Tourism CEO Points to Bad Management — Not Overtourism — as Key Problem

Dennis Schaal, Skift

Words as a means to define problems and trigger solutions are important. The label overtourism crystalizes a problem and serves as a call to action. We'd agree that a lack of capacity management is a big part of the problem, but the latter characterization hardly spurs the urgency the issue requires.

2 years ago

Growing Chinese Tourism in Cambodia Stirs Resentment

Growing Chinese Tourism in Cambodia Stirs Resentment

Sheridan Prasso, Bloomberg

China's growing tourism has helped turn a quiet resort town in Cambodia into a gambling hotspot. Like many destinations worldwide, Sihanoukville is finding that tourism can be a mixed blessing.

2 years ago

Asian Tourism Investment Looks Promising Through 2026, But Challenges Loom

Asian Tourism Investment Looks Promising Through 2026, But Challenges Loom

Dan Peltier, Skift

As the world's fastest-growing region for tourism it's a good sign that some Asian countries can expect to see healthy travel and tourism investment during the next 10 years. But a number of factors could alter these projections, particularly the Chinese market, as more global tourism trends are tested in this region.

4 years ago

Cambodian Officials Say Tourists at Angkor Wat Need to Dress Appropriately

Cambodian Officials Say Tourists at Angkor Wat Need to Dress Appropriately

Associated Press

Regardless of where your travels take you, this is a reminder of the importance of respecting local cultures, traditions and religions.

4 years ago

Angkor Wat’s Nude Tourist Photography Problem

Angkor Wat’s Nude Tourist Photography Problem

Kristi Eaton, Associated Press

Seriously, keep the clothes on tourists.

5 years ago

Google Street View Lets People See Angkor Wat Without Disturbing It

Google Street View Lets People See Angkor Wat Without Disturbing It

Google may do a bit more evil that it would like to admit, but its growing Street View archive on the world's great places -- warts and all -- is nothing but good.

6 years ago

Price Wars Break Out on Popular Route from Bangkok to Angkor Wat Gateway

Price Wars Break Out on Popular Route from Bangkok to Angkor Wat Gateway

Boonsong Kositchotethana, The Bangkok Post

Thai AirAsia is the first budget carrier approved for the route, currently monopolized by Bangkok Airways, as Cambodia looks to draw more budget-conscious travelers from Thailand.

7 years ago