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Cambodia tourism sector increased 15pc in first nine months

Posted by khmernews on November 17, 2010

Global financial crisis really affected strongly Cambodia tourism industry which is one of four pillar sectors to drive the growth of Cambodian economy. During the first 9 months of 2010, the number of foreign tourists increased 15 percent.

According to the statistics from the Ministry of Tourism, the number of foreign tourists who traveled to Cambodia via land, air, and sear was up to 1,803,180 tourists about 14,6 percent from 1,573,940 tourists in the same period last year.

Tith Chantha, director general at the Tourism Ministry, was quoted by the post as saying that Cambodia aims to meet a goal of 2.5 million international visitors during 2010, up from 2.16 million last year.

He added that “growth could be at around 15 percent for all of 2010 because of economic recovery, more regional flight connections and broad promotions.”

Most of foreign tourists are coming from Korea, China, Thailand and other Countries.

source:http://khmerweekly.com

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