Cambodia’s tourism steadily growing

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cambodia tourismCambodia’s tourist arrivals registered a 4.7 per cent growth in March 2014, according to the country’s statistics and tourist Information Department. The country attracted 400,076 visits compared to 382,206 during the same month last year.

Released by the Ministry of Tourism last week, data showed Vietnam led the field with 74,975 visits increasing 9.2 per cent from 68,680 during the same month in 2013.

Other top source markets were China (50,071; +18.3 per cent), South Korea (36,463; -13.1 per cent), Laos (34,355; +1.5 per cent) and Japan (24,434; +13.6 per cent).

Thailand outbound trip to Cambodia ranked sixth declining 2.5 per cent to 19,656 visits compared to 20,152 during the same month in the previous year.

In March, 51.1 per cent (204,433) of all international visitors arrived by air. Siem Reap Airport received the major share, 31.7 per cent (126,965). Meanwhile, Phnom Penh Airport received a market share of 19.4 per cent (77,468).

Overland travel accounts for 45.8 per cent (183,365), recorded at checkpoints with Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, while sea travel is a small 3.1 per cent (12,278).

Data also showed tourist arrivals to Siem Reap province, home of Angkor Wat, posted a share of 50.3 per cent attracting 230,180 visits, while arrivals to Phnom Penh and other destinations accounted for 37.2 per cent, or 169,896 trips. Coastal areas also shared 11.2 per cent with 51,360 visits while ecotourism areas accounted for 1.3 per cent receiving 5,870 visits.

By region, Asia Pacific accounted for a 73.4 per cent market share and posted a growth of 4.7 per cent supporting 293,726.

Europe grew 5.3 per cent to 76,474 followed by Americas (+4.1 per cent; 28,317), Oceania (-2.3 per cent; 11,324), the Middle East (-7.7 per cent; 1,156) and Africa (-19.4 per cent; 403).

For January to March, the country welcomed 1,267,922 internatoinal travellers improving 8.2 per cent from 1,172,072 visits during the same period in 2013.

Tourism Minister Thong Khon said the figures should reach the target of 4.7 to 4.8 million tourists by the end of this year.

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Cambodia’s tourist arrivals registered a 4.7 per cent growth in March 2014, according to the country’s statistics and tourist Information Department. The country attracted 400,076 visits compared to 382,206 during the same month last year.

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cambodia tourismCambodia’s tourist arrivals registered a 4.7 per cent growth in March 2014, according to the country’s statistics and tourist Information Department. The country attracted 400,076 visits compared to 382,206 during the same month last year.

Released by the Ministry of Tourism last week, data showed Vietnam led the field with 74,975 visits increasing 9.2 per cent from 68,680 during the same month in 2013.

Other top source markets were China (50,071; +18.3 per cent), South Korea (36,463; -13.1 per cent), Laos (34,355; +1.5 per cent) and Japan (24,434; +13.6 per cent).

Thailand outbound trip to Cambodia ranked sixth declining 2.5 per cent to 19,656 visits compared to 20,152 during the same month in the previous year.

In March, 51.1 per cent (204,433) of all international visitors arrived by air. Siem Reap Airport received the major share, 31.7 per cent (126,965). Meanwhile, Phnom Penh Airport received a market share of 19.4 per cent (77,468).

Overland travel accounts for 45.8 per cent (183,365), recorded at checkpoints with Thailand, Laos and Vietnam, while sea travel is a small 3.1 per cent (12,278).

Data also showed tourist arrivals to Siem Reap province, home of Angkor Wat, posted a share of 50.3 per cent attracting 230,180 visits, while arrivals to Phnom Penh and other destinations accounted for 37.2 per cent, or 169,896 trips. Coastal areas also shared 11.2 per cent with 51,360 visits while ecotourism areas accounted for 1.3 per cent receiving 5,870 visits.

By region, Asia Pacific accounted for a 73.4 per cent market share and posted a growth of 4.7 per cent supporting 293,726.

Europe grew 5.3 per cent to 76,474 followed by Americas (+4.1 per cent; 28,317), Oceania (-2.3 per cent; 11,324), the Middle East (-7.7 per cent; 1,156) and Africa (-19.4 per cent; 403).

For January to March, the country welcomed 1,267,922 internatoinal travellers improving 8.2 per cent from 1,172,072 visits during the same period in 2013.

Tourism Minister Thong Khon said the figures should reach the target of 4.7 to 4.8 million tourists by the end of this year.

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