Cambodia witnesses 40% rise in Chinese tourist arrivals

Published on : Thursday, August 10, 2017

visiting CambodiaCambodia received approximately 530,000 Chinese tourists in the first half of 2017. This is an increase of 40 percent compared with the same period last year, according to a Tourism Ministry report.

 

Some 2.66 million international tourists traveled to Cambodia in the first six months of this year, up 12.8 percent year-on-year, the report said, adding that China topped the chart among the top 10 arrivals to Cambodia, followed by Vietnam and Laos.

 

Chinese holidaymakers accounted for 20 percent of the foreign tourists visiting Cambodia during the six-month period.

 

Kong Sopheareak, director of the Tourism Ministry’s statistics and planning department, told Xinhua that the excellent ties between Cambodia and China, Cambodia’s attractive tourism sites and direct flights between the two countries are the key factors attracting more and more Chinese tourists and business people to Cambodia.

 

Cambodia is famous for the Angkor world heritage site in its northwestern Siem Reap province. Tourism is one of the four pillars supporting the Cambodian economy.

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