CAMBODIA RECEIVES 1.79 MILLION FOREIGN TOURISTS IN FIRST FIVE MONTHS
12 Jul 2013 11:19
PHNOM PENH, July 9 (Bernama) -- Cambodia attracted 1.79 million foreign
visitors in the first five months of the year, up 19 percent over the previous
From January to May, Vietnam remains the main source of visitors with 341,000
tourists, up 11 percent year-on-year, followed by South Korea with 215,200
visitors (up 5 percent) and China with 202,400 (up 53 percent), Xinhua news
agency quoted the Tourism Ministry as saying.
Laos and Thailand ranked 4th and 5th place respectively, with 146,300
Laotians (increase of 80 percent) and 96,000 Thais (up 23 percent) visiting
Cambodia during the same period.
About 49 percent of visitors arrived in Cambodia by air, 49 percent by land
and the rest by waterway.
Last year, the country received some 3.5 million overseas visitors and earned
more than US$2 billion.
Tourism Minister Thong Khon said at a tourism forum last month that the
country expected to receive 4 million foreign tourists this year.