Cambodia may lose 3 bln USD in tourism revenue this year due to COVID-19 impact: minister

Cambodia may lose about 3 billion U.S. dollars in tourism revenue in 2020 as foreign tourists to the kingdom dropped sharply due to the impact of the COVID-19, Tourism Minister Thong Khon told Xinhua on Saturday.

Tourism is one of the four sectors supporting Cambodia’s economy as the Southeast Asian country attracted 6.6 million international tourists last year, earning a total revenue of 4.9 billion U.S. dollars.

But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the kingdom received only 1.16 million foreign visitors during the first four months of this year, down 52 percent over the same period last year, Khon said.

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