Cambodia’s Ministry of Economy and Finance has agreed to delay scheduled entry fee increases at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the National Museum until July 2017. The ministry had agreed to postpone the increases – from USD 5 to USD 10 at the National Museum and USD 3 to USD 5 at Tuol Sleng – which were originally slated for last January.
The decision to delay the price increase came after the Cambodian Association of Travel Agents wrote a letter to the Ministry of Culture and Fine Arts underlining their inability to absorb the extra charges in such a short period of time, it said. Prices on tours contracted with overseas partners are set months in advance and any increases after the contract has been signed would have to be absorbed by the local agent until a new contract is negotiated. Officials discussed it with the Ministry of Finance and to delay the ticket price increase and by giving all travel agencies six months to prepare.