China, Thailand Drive Cambodia Arrivals Growth

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Arrivals, especially from China and Thailand, are on the rise in Cambodia while the nation continues to benefit from from Vietnamese travelers who are on top with respect to arrivals.

Some 3.5 million foreign tourists visited Cambodia from January to September 2016. This data was presented by Kong Sopheareak, director of statistics and information at the Ministry of Tourism. The number represents a 4.8% increase compared to the same period last year.

Sopheareak said that Chinese tourism inflow increased by 12.5% to 577,280. Vietnamese inflow is still on top with 695,670 visitors in Cambodia. Arrivals from Thailand rose by 18.9% to 255,647.

“Both Cambodia and China have a good relationship and big investments and that’s the reason Chinese tourists like to come here and there are more and more direct flights from China to Cambodia,” Sopheareak told the Khmer Times.

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