Cambodia wants more Kuwaiti tourists

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Cambodia wants to increase the number of Kuwaiti tourists visiting the country by forging closer ties between the two nations’ tourism agencies and by possibly launching direct flight connections between Kuwait City and Phnom Penh.

The matter was dicussed at a meeting of Kuwait’s ambassador in Cambodia, Dheara Naser Al-Tuwaijri, with the Cambodian Minister of Tourism, Thong Khon, on May 30.

The minister suggested that the Kuwaiti ambassador should push for direct flights between Cambodia and Kuwait, and invited Kuwaitis to invest into Cambodia’s soaring tourism sector.

“We need more and more investment in the tourism sector,” the minsiter said according to a report by Kuwaiti News Agency KUNA. Though the country has been experiencing rising numbers of inbound tourists, it still lacks touristic infrastructure and accommodation at the touristic hot spots especially along the western coast.

“More opportunity will come, so we need more investment for this sector,” the minister added.

The number of overseas visitors to Cambodia increased by 14 per cent to 2.88 million in 2011, according to numbers released by the tourism ministry.

Of those, only 8,905  came from the Middle East, most of them from Israel. Irani nationals were the second highest visitor group from the Middle East with 696 persons, followed by Kuwaitis with 530.

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[caption id="attachment_3412" align="alignleft" width="178" caption="Cambodian girl with traditional Khmer costume"][/caption] Cambodia wants to increase the number of Kuwaiti tourists visiting the country by forging closer ties between the two nations' tourism agencies and by possibly launching direct flight connections between Kuwait City and Phnom Penh. The matter was dicussed at a meeting of Kuwait's ambassador in Cambodia, Dheara Naser Al-Tuwaijri, with the Cambodian Minister of Tourism, Thong Khon, on May 30. The minister suggested that the Kuwaiti ambassador should push for direct flights between Cambodia and Kuwait, and invited Kuwaitis to invest into Cambodia’s soaring tourism sector. “We need more...

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Cambodian girl with traditional Khmer costume

Cambodia wants to increase the number of Kuwaiti tourists visiting the country by forging closer ties between the two nations’ tourism agencies and by possibly launching direct flight connections between Kuwait City and Phnom Penh.

The matter was dicussed at a meeting of Kuwait’s ambassador in Cambodia, Dheara Naser Al-Tuwaijri, with the Cambodian Minister of Tourism, Thong Khon, on May 30.

The minister suggested that the Kuwaiti ambassador should push for direct flights between Cambodia and Kuwait, and invited Kuwaitis to invest into Cambodia’s soaring tourism sector.

“We need more and more investment in the tourism sector,” the minsiter said according to a report by Kuwaiti News Agency KUNA. Though the country has been experiencing rising numbers of inbound tourists, it still lacks touristic infrastructure and accommodation at the touristic hot spots especially along the western coast.

“More opportunity will come, so we need more investment for this sector,” the minister added.

The number of overseas visitors to Cambodia increased by 14 per cent to 2.88 million in 2011, according to numbers released by the tourism ministry.

Of those, only 8,905  came from the Middle East, most of them from Israel. Irani nationals were the second highest visitor group from the Middle East with 696 persons, followed by Kuwaitis with 530.

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  1. If Cambodia wants more tourist and investors from Kuwait, the ministry of tourism government should train the airport costums officers to be more polite and professional in Siem Reap airport.
    I was once treated very badly, poorly and yelled at in public there in arrivals by a costums officer who told me to go and show him how much money I had in the ATM, knowing this was my third time visit as I was looking for new business apportunities, this never happened before and it was a very sad and uncivil way to treat any tourist.

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