Monday, May 24, 2010

Foreign tourists to Cambodia increase by 10.55 pct in first 4 months

PHNOM PENH, May 23 (Xinhua) -- Foreign tourists to Cambodia increased by 10.55 percent to 884,657 in the first four months of this year compared to 800,243 at the same period last year.

According to the statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism on Sunday, Vietnam and South Korea listed No. 1 and No. 2 foreign tourist arrivals in the January-April period of this year, increased by 38.39 percent to 138,945 and 31.81 percent to 106,347 respectively, compared with corresponding period of 2009.

Chinese tourists to Cambodia increased by 30.25 percent to 63, 396 in the four-month period, ranking the third among the top ten market arrivals, compared to the same period of last year that had only 48,672.

For the month of April alone, Chinese tourists to Cambodia rose by 41.66 percent to 14,455 from 10,204 in April last year, while tourists from Vietnam and South Korea increased by 65.05 percent to 46,340 and 33.09 percent to 22,285 respectively in the month.

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