Tourist Arrivals Continue to Rise, Buoyed by Chinese Tourists

Cambodian Tourism Ministry statistics showed an increase in international tourists arriving in the country for the first nine months of the year, again bolstered by Chinese tourist arrivals in the Kingdom.

The statistics show that nearly 4.8 million tourists arrived in the country from January to September, registering a 10 percent increase compared to the same period last year. Around 1.8 million Chinese tourists arrived in the first nine months of the year, surpassing the 1.44 million who travelled to the Cambodia for 2018.

Kong Sopheareak, head of Department of Statistics of the Ministry of Tourism, said the tourist numbers were encouraging and the ministry hoped that it would reach 6.8 million by the end of the year.

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