World Bank Predicts Slight Slowdown in 2014

The World Bank expects Cambodia’s economy to grow 7.2 percent this year, driven primarily by expansion of the country’s garment and tourism sectors, a slight slowdown from 2013, when growth reached a six-year high of 7.4 percent.
Next year, economic growth is to slow moderately, easing to seven percent, the Bank predicted Monday in its semi-annual [...]

Cambodian PM Urges for Tourism, Agriculture Cooperation with Maldives

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Tuesday that the country wanted to see cooperation with Maldives in tourism and agriculture for the interests of the two countries and peoples.
The premier made the remarks during a meeting with Maldives ex- President Mohamed Waheed Hassan at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia.
He said [...]

China to Power Growth in World Tourism

A new report by the Amadeus travel and consultancy group Oxford Economics says China and other emerging markets are the main forces that will drive the travel industry, which is expected to grow at a faster rate than the global economy over the next decade

China will be the driving forcebehind a decade of growth in the [...]

Hong Kong Must Banish Tourism Rogues

Reputation is everything when it comes to tourism. The local industry learned a painful lesson when it struggled to clear its name as a tourist trap for mainlanders some years ago. Thanks to a vigorous revamp on both sides of the border, better rules and practices have been in place. It is in the interests [...]

Kidnapping in Sabah, Malaysia Deals Another Blow to Malaysia-China Ties

Last night’s kidnapping of two women from a resort off Semporna, Sabah, may further strain ties between Malaysian and China and dampen tourist arrivals, a news portal said today, as one of victims is a 29-year-old tourist from Shanghai.
The incident comes as China and Malaysia, who have long been steadfast allies, are trying to repair [...]

Visit Malaysia Year 2014 Campaign in China Remains on Hold, Says Tourism Minister

The Visit Malaysia Year 2014 campaign will remain suspended in China as long as there is no resolution in the search for the missing flight MH370, says Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Aziz today.
The culture and tourism minister said the Chinese were still in a state of shock and it would be inappropriate to resume the [...]