Tourism numbers in Cambodia on the rise

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cambodia-angkor-watCambodia’s Council of Ministers says the country earned $2.5 billion in tourism related revenue in 2013 on more than 4 million tourist arrivals. The council office head, Sok An, said that foreign tourist arrivals to Cambodia have been steadily increasing from just 120,000 in 1993 to more than 4.2 million in 2013.

“Most of those visitors traveled to Cambodia’s cultural heritage sites such as Angkor Wat,” he said.

Last year’s income from tourism accounted for around 16 per cent of the nation’s gross domestic product and provided jobs for around 400,000 people, he added. The Cambodian government hopes to attract 6.5 million foreign tourists by 2018 and earn $4 billion in income from tourism, providing jobs for 650,000 people.

In the first quarter of 2014, tourist arrivals to Phnom Penh International Airport increased about 12 per cent, while arrivals to Siem Reap International Airport grew by about 16 per cent compared to the same period last year.

The data also shows that the overall tourist arrivals to the country increased by 7.5 per cent during the first three months of this year compared to 2013.

The number of tourists arriving at Phnom Penh’s airport rose to 245,071 in teh period, while the number of passengers arriving in Siem Reap was 453,898. The overall number of tourist arrivals was 1.4 million. The top foreign visitors to Cambodia were from Vietnam, Korea, China, Laos and Japan.

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Cambodia’s Council of Ministers says the country earned $2.5 billion in tourism related revenue in 2013 on more than 4 million tourist arrivals. The council office head, Sok An, said that foreign tourist arrivals to Cambodia have been steadily increasing from just 120,000 in 1993 to more than 4.2 million in 2013.

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cambodia-angkor-watCambodia’s Council of Ministers says the country earned $2.5 billion in tourism related revenue in 2013 on more than 4 million tourist arrivals. The council office head, Sok An, said that foreign tourist arrivals to Cambodia have been steadily increasing from just 120,000 in 1993 to more than 4.2 million in 2013.

“Most of those visitors traveled to Cambodia’s cultural heritage sites such as Angkor Wat,” he said.

Last year’s income from tourism accounted for around 16 per cent of the nation’s gross domestic product and provided jobs for around 400,000 people, he added. The Cambodian government hopes to attract 6.5 million foreign tourists by 2018 and earn $4 billion in income from tourism, providing jobs for 650,000 people.

In the first quarter of 2014, tourist arrivals to Phnom Penh International Airport increased about 12 per cent, while arrivals to Siem Reap International Airport grew by about 16 per cent compared to the same period last year.

The data also shows that the overall tourist arrivals to the country increased by 7.5 per cent during the first three months of this year compared to 2013.

The number of tourists arriving at Phnom Penh’s airport rose to 245,071 in teh period, while the number of passengers arriving in Siem Reap was 453,898. The overall number of tourist arrivals was 1.4 million. The top foreign visitors to Cambodia were from Vietnam, Korea, China, Laos and Japan.

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