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Plan to expand Cambodia Airports

The plan to expand airports in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap were publicized last week as a Malaysian-French joint venture unveiled its planning in a public filling to the Malaysian Stock Exchange.

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Cambodia’s Societe Concessionnaire de l’Aeroport (SCA), also called Cambodia Airports, awarded last week two contracts amounting to US$87 million to a joint venture formed by France-based Vinci Construction Grands Projects and to Malaysia-based Muhibbah Engineering Bhd. It was anything but a surprise as both companies are already the main shareholders in the capital of Cambodia Airports. Vince has a share of 70% while the rest is into the hands of Muhibbah Masteron Cambodia.

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New cruise ship season blooming in Vietnam

The cruise ship seasons began in late October and will continue through to May.

The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has said that the city is expecting to welcome more than 100,000 passengers from over 100 cruise ship arrivals during this period, which is a near 3-fold increase on the previous season.  Over the Christmas, New Year and Tet holidays the city should see up to 5 cruise ships arriving each week.

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Local travel agents have reported that last year saw a significant decrease in the number of cruise passengers arriving from Europe and North America due to the global economic downturn. However, so far this season numbers have increased from these countries, and even more have been coming from Asian countries.

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Yangon’s Sedona Plans On Expansion

Work has started on phase two of Sedona Hotel, an expansion that when completed in 2016 will boost the city’s five-star room capacity.

KeppelLand broke ground on the new 29-storey hotel wing in a ceremony late October in the presence of the city’s mayor, U Hla Myint.

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According to the group’s press statement the ground breaking was also witnessed by Robert Chua, Singapore Ambassador to Myanmar; Dr Tin Shwe, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Hotels & Tourism; Ang Wee Gee, CEO of Keppel Land and officials of the Yangon Regional Government.

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr Ang said: “The opening up of Myanmar has seen the number of visitors, both corporate and leisure travellers, increase significantly in the last three years.”

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New Office of Nova Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Nova HRC, a leader in hotel and resort renovations, has opened a new office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to provide sourcing and procurement services to the hospitality industry as part of its package of hotel renovation and construction services.

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HO CHI MINH – Nova HRC, with home offices in Clearwater, Florida, a leader in hotel and resort renovations, has opened a new office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to provide sourcing and procurement services to the hospitality industry as part of its package of hotel renovation and construction services.

Nova HRC proudly announces the appointment of Henry Tohu as its Purchasing & Business Development Manager at its Vietnam office which is tasked with overseeing FF&E and construction material sourcing throughout the region including Vietnam, China, Thailand, and India.

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Awards Goes To Vietnam Central Coast Golf

The three world-class golf courses on Vietnam’s CentralCoast have each won a major award at ceremonies in Hanoi and Jakarta in the past week.

Vietnam’s CentralCoast has been re-affirmed as the country’s top golf tourism destination and among Asia’s elite at separate awards presentations in the past week.

Each of the three world-class courses on the Central Coast – Danang Golf Club, Montgomerie Links and Laguna Lang Co – were acknowledged; Danang GC and Montgomerie Links at the Vietnam Golf Association’s biennial awards ceremony in Hanoi on October 31, and Laguna Lang Co at the Asia Pacific Golf Summit in Jakarta on November 6.

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