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Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Thu Nov 10, 2016 11:45 pm

As tourism for SE Asian customers takes off, more and more Cambodians are interested in travelling, at home and abroad.

Cambodians Leave for Water Festival
The number of Cambodians leaving the country for the upcoming Water Festival has increased this year due to rising levels of disposable income and operators providing package tours.
Chan Diyan, sales manager at Top Asia Travel and Tour Company said yesterday that number of tour packages booked by Cambodians to foreign countries over the weekend and into next week had increased by 30 percent over last year.

“Cambodians who can afford our tour package fees are increasingly interested in travelling abroad during long holidays like Khmer New Year, Pchum Ben, and the Water Festival,” Mr. Diyan said.

While some two million Cambodians are expected to descend on Phnom Penh to enjoy the boat races, fireworks and festivities planned between Sunday and Wednesday, Sang Bunthy, general manager of Srey Rath International Travel and Tours, said that many of his clients were also looking to travel elsewhere in Cambodia...

http://www.khmertimeskh.com/news/31877/ ... -festival/


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Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Wed Dec 21, 2016 8:47 pm

Travel agencies confirm the trend of increasing numbers of Cambodians taking holidays abroad, mostly in Asian neighbouring countries. They note that Cambodians have a distinct preference for traveling in large groups with family and friends.

Tourism sees outbound growth
Wed, 21 December 2016
Matthieu de Gaudemar and Kimsay Hor

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 number of Cambodians travelling in recent years.

“The number of Cambodians travelling is increasing year by year, and now they are not only travelling within the country, but also to neighbouring countries,” he said.

He said Thailand and Vietnam are the most-visited countries, followed by Singapore and Malaysia.

Ministry of Tourism data show the number of Cambodian outbound tourists topped 1.18 million for the period of January to October this year, a 20 percent increase over the same period last year.

According to figures obtained from the Ministry of Tourism in Thailand, 564,549 Cambodians visited the country in the first 10 months of 2016, compared with 433,352 for the same period in 2015, representing a 39 percent increase.

Sreat Mom Sophear, founder of Sophiya Travel & Tours, said her company organises more and more trips for Cambodians planning holidays abroad. She noted that Cambodians, compared with travellers from other countries in the region, prefer to travel in large groups, also contributing to a sharp increase in outbound tourists.

“Our peoples’ perception is that travelling is not a happy occasion if we don’t all go together,” she said. “So we see the number of outbound tourists now increasing significantly because of the trend of going in large groups.”...

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/t ... und-growth


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Postby Barang_doa_slae » Wed Dec 21, 2016 9:36 pm

As much as I appreciate family reunion road trips, come always the moment when too many passengers in every available cars make the all thing quite uncomfortable to me.

As for joining an extended family tourism abroad trip, thanks no thanks :no:


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Postby CEOCambodiaNews » Sun Jan 01, 2017 11:47 am

Domestic Tourism Nearly Doubles in 10 Years
December 29, 2016

Growing steadily at a rate of 5 to 7 percent a year, the number of domestic tourists has nearly doubled over the past 10 years, new statistics from the Tourism Ministry show.

Home-grown tourists are estimated to reach about 10 million this year, boosted by travelers making multiple trips, according to preliminary data collected by the ministry’s statistics department. That is an increase of about 7 percent compared to last year...

https://www.cambodiadaily.com/news/dome ... rs-122650/


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