• Tourism sector aims to bring Cambodia back from its plunging state

    1 month ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    According to the recent figures, the number of international tourists visiting Cambodia has plummeted in the initial eight months of 2019, particularly in Siem Reap, where Angkor Wat is situated and is the heart of the country's tourism. The drop has raised anxiety among those who work in the sector, particularly travel agencies. Khmer Times meets with Chhay Sivlin, president of the Cambodia Association of Travel Agents, to discuss the issue.
    What are causing such a strong decline in the number of international tourists to Cambodia?
    Ms Sivlin: As we can see, Siem Reap has witnessed a huge...
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  • Flight numbers to increase for accommodating more Chinese and Japanese tourists

    Flight numbers to increase for accommodating more Chinese and Japanese tourists

    1 month ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    Regarding the busy summer season, tourism operators have already started working on agreements for 2020. Tourism operators have particularly concentrated on wooing Japanese and Chinese tourists who have been coming to Turkey throughout the year.
    Thus, Turkey's flag carrier Turkish Airlines has increased its flights to China and Japan in recent times, along with other airlines flying to Istanbul. Tourism operators pointed to transportation as the most important step for increasing the number of tourists from the Far East. “By 2020, the number of tourists from Japan and China will...
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  • India has a long way to go with regard to tourism and tourist numbers

    India has a long way to go with regard to tourism and tourist numbers

    1 month ago - By Travel and Tourworld

    India is a true example of a country rich in natural beauty and history, but still has a long way to go.
    In 2018, just about 10 million foreign tourists arrived in India. In 2015, the number was 8 million. This is in no way comparable with other Asian giants. As per reports, China witnessed 30.54 million foreign visitors in 2018.
    Thailand, a country which is about six times smaller than India, received over 38 million tourists. Malaysia, in spite of registering a 3% drop in the number of inbound tourists, received around 26 million tourists in 2018.
    During a time when India is battling an...
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