(AP) - PHNOM PENH, Nov. 29 (Kyodo)—The ongoing political crisis in Thailand is costing Cambodia some $1 million a day in lost tourism revenue, Cambodian Tourism Association President Ho Vandy said Saturday.
Antigovernment protesters in Thailand have occupied Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi and Don Muang airports, and three airlines -- Thai Airways, Bangkok Airways and Air Asia -- have canceled 10 daily flights between Cambodia and Thailand.
Echoing the revenue loss in Cambodia's tourism sector, Sathol Miura, head of the Japanese travel agency APEX in Cambodia, said the cancellations of international flights through Thailand are affecting hotels, guesthouses, tourist guides, taxi drivers and restaurants in Cambodia.
But Miura said the unrest in Thailand has had little impact on Japanese tourists traveling on APEX tours to Cambodia, saying they normally fly to Cambodia through Vietnam.
"Some 65 percent of Japanese tourists come to Cambodia through Vietnam," he said.
Miura said more than 2,000 Japanese tourists have visited Cambodia on APEX tours in November, a figure comparable to previous years.