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In this section we keep you posted about the latest goings on this destination travel and tourism industry, from hotel and airline news to cultural events that may be of interest to you, the travelling visitor.

Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh the new hotel from Hyatt in Cambodia

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that has signed a management deal with Chip Mong Group for a new Hyatt Regency hotel in Cambodia. Scheduled to open to guests in 2020, Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh will be located in the capital and will mark the hotel brand’ debut in the South East Asian country. The property will have 250 rooms and suites, as well as a fitness centre, spa and rooftop swimming pool and bar.

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Sokha Siem Reap Resort and Convention Centre opens to guests in Cambodia

Sokha Hotels and Resorts has announced the soft opening of the brand new Sokha Siem Reap Resort and Convention Centre in Cambodia. The luxury hotel will have 776 guest rooms and suites, and facilities including a swimming pool, fitness centre, spa and several dining venues. Located on the famous Road No 60, the new hotel joins Sokha’s second hotel in the city after the Sokha Angkor Resort.

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Cambodia welcomes 2.36 million international visitors in first half of 2016

During the first six month of 2016, Cambodia recorded 2.36 million foreign visitors, according to the Tourism Ministry. The numbers increased by 2.6 per cent compared to the 2.3 million visitors for the same period in 2015. The majority of arrivals came from Vietnam, and Cambodia recorded a 13 per cent increase in visitors from China following improved relations with the country.

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Phum Baitang hotel in Cambodia resembles a traditional Khmer village

As Cambodia becomes an increasingly popular destination for travellers on all budgets, there are more luxury hotels popping up to accommodate visitors looking for comfort and style. Phum Baitang is a five-star hotel located just outside Siem Reap that has 45 thatched villas elevated on stilts, and an idyllic setting surrounded by paddy fields and fragrant lemongrass gardens.

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Cambodia named one of 15 surprisingly safe destinations in the world

A recent list compiled by The Telegraph named Cambodia one of "15 unusual destinations where the terror threat is low". In the turbulent times we live in over 30 countries around the world are on high terrorism alert but this refreshing list points to surprising and exotic corners of the world where it's still safe to travel to. Cambodia is one such place classified as low risk for holidaymakers and packing an incredible array of one-of-a-kind attractions.

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Koh Rong Archipelago becomes first marine sanctuary in Cambodia

Cambodia will get its first ever marine protected sanctuary in the waters of the Koh Rong Archipelago. The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for Cambodia has approved the move that will see the protection of 405 square kilometres of the Marine Fisheries Management Area (MFMA), and its inhabitants including turtles and seahorses, and key breeding sites.

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Memorandum of Understanding for tourism development signed between Macao and Cambodia

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Cambodian Tourism Ministry Secretary of State and Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of Macao, for the cooperation of tourism development. The two countries will help promote each other's tourism destinations and exchange mutual visits, and Macau will host Cambodian students studying tourism.

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Cambodia improves and expands its hotel offering

A recent report from Bunna Realty Group notes that there has been significant growth and improvement in the service quality of Cambodia's hotel industry over the course of 2015's first nine months. The report also points out that high demand during peak season, in key destinations like Siem Reap, may signal an expansion opportunity.

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Cambodian Red Cross launches luxury resort near Preah Vihear

The Cambodian Red Cross has launched a new luxury hotel near Cambodia's Preah Vihear temple. The Green Tel Palace hotel features 80 rooms and spreads across six storeys. The profits from the new hotel will reportedly to go towards humanitarian efforts however; some critics are sceptical of these claims.

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Preah Vihear temple now deemed safe to visit

The UK Foreign Office has now given the go ahead for Britons to visit the Preah Vihear temple area in Cambodia lifting the travel ban that was previously put in place. The ban was initially established during a period of ongoing territorial conflict between Thailand and Cambodia. The International Court of Justice has since ruled that temple area is in fact Cambodian territory.

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Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh the new hotel from Hyatt in Cambodia

Hyatt Hotels Corporation has announced that has signed a management deal with Chip Mong Group for a new Hyatt Regency hotel in Cambodia. Scheduled to open to guests in 2020, Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh will be located in the capital and will mark the hotel brand’ debut in the South East Asian country. The property will have 250 rooms and suites, as well as a fitness centre, spa and rooftop swimming pool and bar.

Sokha Siem Reap Resort and Convention Centre opens to guests in Cambodia

Sokha Hotels and Resorts has announced the soft opening of the brand new Sokha Siem Reap Resort and Convention Centre in Cambodia. The luxury hotel will have 776 guest rooms and suites, and facilities including a swimming pool, fitness centre, spa and several dining venues. Located on the famous Road No 60, the new hotel joins Sokha’s second hotel in the city after the Sokha Angkor Resort.

Cambodia welcomes 2.36 million international visitors in first half of 2016

During the first six month of 2016, Cambodia recorded 2.36 million foreign visitors, according to the Tourism Ministry. The numbers increased by 2.6 per cent compared to the 2.3 million visitors for the same period in 2015. The majority of arrivals came from Vietnam, and Cambodia recorded a 13 per cent increase in visitors from China following improved relations with the country.