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CAMBODIA reopened for tourist starting from 30th November 2021

Cambodia – Kingdom of Wonder, Feel the Warmth is now reopened for ✈️ vaccinated tourist starting from 30th November 2021 for Preah Sihanouk city and Koh Rong city of Preah Sihanouk province and Dara Sakor tourist resort in Koh Kong province followed by Siem Reap province in January 2022. International visitors enjoy a quarantine-free stay and visit in Safe and Green Destinations for up to 5 days.  Read The Ministry of Tourism, Cambodia’s notices here: https://lnkd.in/g8sPpTwY #CambodiaReopened #CambodiaVaccinatedTouristPackage #PreahSihanoukCity #KohRongCity #DaraSakorTouristResort #PreahSihanoukProvince #KohKongProvince #SiemReapProvince #ATF2022 #ATF2022Cambodia #ASEANTourismForum #ASEAN

Stepping stone: Sandbox schemes a prelude to opening up Kingdom

The government has embarked on a “roadmap” towards restoring and promoting tourism in Cambodia during and after the Covid-19 crisis.

Minister of Economy and Finance Aun Pornmoniroth said yesterday that the special sandbox scheme to allow quarantine-free visits to Sihanoukville, Koh Rong and Dara Sakor from November 30 was only a first step in the overall strategy to gradually reopen the country to international visitors.

He said the sandbox scheme will be closely monitored and evaluated and, if successful, will lead to the opening up of the whole country for quarantine-free visits.

Pornmoniroth said that looking at the overall tourism market after the outbreak of Covid-19, the international and regional international tourism movement has changed with emphasis now on high consideration for safety, confidence in destination selection and use of technology and innovation in tourism, both in demand and supply.

He said that in this context, the strategic plan on the opening of vaccinated tourism and policy measures to promote the internal tourism movement from 2021-2023 is based on the principle of maintaining a balance between socio-economic activities and ensure safety and public health for citizens and tourists.

Pornmoniroth noted that after Sihanoukville, Koh Rong and Dara Sakor, the sandbox scheme will be extended to Siem Reap province in January, also as part of the overall strategy.

He also requested to the Ministry of Tourism and the private sector to continue their efforts to attract target tourists from safe and low-risk international market sources, as well as to diversify tourism products and services in line with the new context of the needs and supply of international and domestic tourism markets.

WELCOME MESSAGE ASEAN Tourism Forum 2022 Cambodia, Sihanoukville

On behalf of the Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of, it is my great pleasure to re-announce that Cambodia is ready to host the ASEAN Tourism Forum in Preah Sihanoukville, which will be held from 16th – 22nd January 2022 under the theme “ASEAN – A Community of Peace and Shared Future” toward tourism recovery and reopening our region in a more resilient, sustainable and responsible future.

Cambodia Bay and Preah Sihanouk Province are well known as the Rising Star in the Southwest by the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Organization. Furthermore, it is one of the fastest developing tourism attractions, and investment cities in the country. As the smooth implementation of Covid-19 vaccination and new normal protocols are in place, Preah Sihanoukville will be a safe venue.

I look forward to welcoming you all in Cambodia – Kingdom of Wonder in 2022. Thank you.

H.E. Thong Khon, Minister, Ministry of Tourism, Cambodia

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ATF 2022 moves to Sihanoukville, Cambodia – Silvija Travel Tips

Sihanoukville, Cambodia

The coastal port city in the south, Sihanoukville has been designated by the Kingdom as a special multi-purpose economic zone as part of its larger plans to grow and diversify its economy. Well-known as the Rising Star in the Southwest by the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Organization, pristine white sand beaches and azure blue waters await you.

To register for the event visit: https://atf2022cambodia.com/

ASEAN Tourism Forum 2022, Preah Sihanoukville, Cambodia – Silvija Travel Tips

The Ministry of Tourism of the Kingdom of Cambodia has re-announce that Cambodia is ready to host the ASEAN Tourism Forum in Preah Sihanoukville, which will now be held from 16th – 22nd January 2022 under the theme “ASEAN – A Community of Peace and Shared Future” toward tourism recovery and reopening our region in a more resilient, sustainable and responsible future.

Cambodia Bay and Preah Sihanouk Province are well known as the Rising Star in the Southwest by the Most Beautiful Bays in the World Organization. Furthermore, it is one of the fastest developing tourism attractions and investment cities in the country. As the smooth implementation of Covid-19 vaccination and new normal protocols are in place, Preah Sihanoukville will be a safe venue.

https://atf2022cambodia.com

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Wonderful sightseeing cruise around Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

The shimmering bay of Ha Long with its magnificent limestone formations was the best place for the 38th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) this January 2019. Ha Long city, the capital of the surrounding Quang Ninh province, was all set to welcome some 1500 international travel industry delegates during the week- long event.

When we arrived to the Ha Long Bay we had a wonderful sightseeing cruise trip around this area by Heritage Line boat “Jasmine” on a 2-day pre fam trip to a unique beauty spot.

First day, when the boat set sail into the Bay we have been acquainted with the facilities onboard.A delectable buffet lunch with a feast of choices was served in the restaurant. Savored our first hours in Halong Bay on the boat by simply letting for eyes wander around the scenery.

We arrived to the area of Cua Van, a floating shing village. From here we started to explore a cave, named Tien Ong, and the floating shing village. Tien Ong is the most recently explored cave, Showing evidence of human civilisation dating back to 10,000 – 8,000 BC. The cave is just 5 meters above sea level, 50 meters deep and covers 1,000 square meters.

The voyage continued to the shing village. With a small bamboo boat rowed by the local people we have moved around in the calm sea of this secluded area and got an insight into the village life

After returning to the boat we sailed to the overnight mooring area Luon Bo. During this time Halong Bay revealed its most magnificent beauty – called the “blue hour”.

Second day for early risers tea, coffee and pastries was available in the dining room. A Tai Chi class was offered on the sundeck to ease mind and muscles.

The boat sailed to Ti Top Island. By tender boat we arrived to  this little landmass in the Bay. We had climbing up to the hill to the top of Ti Top Island from where we had stunning views over Halong Bay. It takes 400 stone steps up and about 20 minutes to the top with great panoramic views.

Halong Bay is a beautiful natural wonder in northern Vietnam near the Chinese border. The Bay is dotted with 1,600 limestone islands and islets and covers an area of over 1,500 sqkm. This extraordinary area was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994. For many tourists, this place is like something right out of a movie. The fact is that Halong Bay features a wide range of biodiversity, while the surrealistic scenery has indeed featured in endless Days

 

Viet Nam, the Hosted Country of the ATF 2019

Viet Nam, the Host Country of the ATF 2019,  ASEAN Tourism Forum, take a place in Ha Long Bay, UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The 38th ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) was a cooperative regional effort to promote the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) as one tourist destination. This annual event involves all the tourism industry sectors of the 10 member states of ASEAN: Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Viet Nam.

ATF 2019 through the 3-day TRAVEX event, 16 to 18 January 2019 welcomed 1,500 delegates, hosted buyers and exhibitors as well as international media. There were 400 hosted buyers from 53 countries including Australia, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, and many others.

ATF predicted a platform for the selling and buying of regional and individual tourism products of ASEAN member countries

The ATF – TRAVEX was very well organised, and included around 100 official events and functions comprising knowledge sessions at the ASEAN Tourism Conference, and a lot of daily networking opportunities and social gatherings like friendly golf games and pre- and post-tours, gala dinners.

The ATF – TRAVEX in 2019 was a very well-organized event, offered a lot of meetings, networking opportunities, connections.

Media received the latest insights and first-hand news, updates and stories around ASEAN. Field perspectives from all 10 National Tourism Organisations and Bureaux at the Media Briefings and Tourism Ministers Press Conference were holded on TRAVEX days.

There were parties hosted by VNAT, Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City, FLC, Quang Ninh province and Brunei, the host country for the 2020 event, then the Philippines with the tradition of creating fabulous parties and night functions, and more.

The ATF – TRAVEX was very well organised event and included around 100 official events and functions comprising knowledge sessions at the ASEAN Tourism Conference, and a lot of daily networking opportunities and social gatherings like friendly golf games and pre- and post-tours, gala dinners.