Published on : Friday, October 12, 2018
During the tourism exhibition the minister stated that Cambodia received 5.6 million international tourists which earned them a gross revenue of 3.6 billion U.S. dollars accounting for 12 percent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP).
The kingdom welcomed more than 3.9 million foreign tourists in the first eight months of 2018 which was 11.7 percent up over the same period last year.
As per the tourism data China, Vietnam, Laos, South Korea, and Thailand are the largest sources of tourists to the Southeast Asian nation.
Thong Khon said that Cambodia will receive 6.2 million international tourists in 2018, more than 7 million in 2020 and 10 million in 2025 and 15 million in 2030.
Around 620,000 direct jobs and tens of thousands of indirect jobs is provided by the tourism industry.
Angkor Archeological park in northwestern Siem Reap province, Preah Vihear Temple in northwestern Preah Vihear province, and Sambor Prei Kuk archeological site in central Kampong Thom province are the three world heritage sites in Cambodia.