Chinese Tourists to Cambodia Grow, But Yield Little Revenue For Locals

More than two million Chinese tourists visited Cambodia in the first 10 months of the year, the government said in a report, representing nearly a quarter increase for the same period in 2018, but a local tourism association suggested numbers had dwindled and yielded little revenue for Cambodians.

The 2.03 million Chinese tourists who traveled to Cambodia from January to October increased 24.4 percent year-on-year, and made up the vast majority—38.3 percent—of visitors from any one country, the Ministry of Tourism said in a report released on Tuesday.

Tourists from neighboring Vietnam represented a distant second with 702,000, up 16.2 percent from 619,000 a year earlier, the ministry said.

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