Travelers in the southern city of Siem Reap will be able to book tickets to Cambodia on a new travel website, as the country celebrates its 100th anniversary of independence.
The new website, the Tourism Travel Agency of Cambodia (TTAC), will allow visitors to choose from more than 500 travel destinations in the country, including some with touristy attractions like the Mekong River and the ruins of the Angkor Wat temple.
“It’s a real milestone,” said Tim Pang, an associate professor of tourism at Deakin University.
“This is the first time we’ve been able to put in place a website to help people book and to get tourists to Cambodia.”
The website will be used by tourists, businesspeople and residents who want to book accommodation or tour sites in the tourist hotspot.
The new service is set to launch in April, and will be available for international travel to Cambodia from the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Canada and Singapore.
The site is being developed by TTAC, a nonprofit group which has worked to bring tourists to the Cambodian capital.
The group will also help people plan their trip, and help with travel insurance, including for the cost of a first-class ticket to Cambodia.
“We’ve had a lot of challenges on our end,” said Pang.
“The government’s response has been pretty swift.”
Pang said the government has already been working to streamline the process of getting tourists to and from the city, including adding an app for the mobile phone that will allow people to book flights directly from the country.
The website is being created to connect travelers to other Cambodian tourism agencies, and to connect Cambodian residents to businesses and tour operators.
It will be possible to book a Cambodian vacation in the United Kingdom, but there is currently no online booking platform.
The United States will offer travelers who have registered for an expedited visa in the U.S. the option to book Cambodian-only travel, and the country will allow foreign nationals to book in-person.
The country is also hosting an annual conference in September, and is hoping to see the number of international tourists in the city increase by 40 percent, Pang said.
“If we can make it easier for people to get into Cambodia and to travel to the country without having to worry about the bureaucracy, that’s what we want to see,” Pang added.TTAF will also launch a mobile app that will be accessible to tourists, and allow them to book tours, accommodation and other accommodations.
The app will be open for free to the public and will allow users to set their itinerary and choose from the top 20 destinations in Cambodia.
The TTAF website will allow travelers to book travel and accommodation in the capital of Cambodia, Siem Reaktor.
Travelers will also be able connect with Cambodian businesses, including hotels and restaurants, through a website.