Vietnamese tourists to Cambodia rise sharply

Vietnamese tourists topped the list of foreign visitors to Cambodia during the past ten months with 638,000 arrivals, showing a year-on-year increase of 24 percent.

The Republic of Korea came next with 337,000, up 23 percent, and China with 265,000, up 34 percent, according to the data released by the Cambodian Tourism Ministry on November 27.

Two Cambodia’s neighbours-Laos and Thailand-were placed 4th and 5th in the standings seeing the sharpest increase of 90 and 75 percent compared to the same period last year.

In the reviewed period, Cambodia received 2.86 million foreign travelers, rising by 24 percent against 2011. Of the figure, 75 percent were from the Asia-Pacific region and 16.3 percent from Europe.

There were 1.2 million arrivals from ASEAN countries, up 36.2 percent against the previous year.

The country aims to receive about 3.3-3.4 million foreign arrivals this year, or 200,000-300,000 more than the set target.


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