Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Cambodia receives 778,467 int'l tourists in Q1, up 14%

via CAAI

PHNOM PENH, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Foreign visitors to Cambodia increased by an on-year 14 percent to 778,467 in the first quarter of this year, according to the statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism on Tuesday.

Of the figure, 55 percent traveled to Cambodia by air and the rest by land and water.

Among the top 10 tourist sources, Vietnamese rated first with 130,831, up 19 percent, South Korea second with 107,489, up 28 percent, and China third with 66,836, up 36 percent.

However, the report also showed that Thai tourists to Cambodia had declined up to 34 percent to 26,824 due to the border dispute between the two countries.

Tourism industry is one of the main four pillars supporting Cambodian economy. In 2010, the sector received 2.5 million foreign tourists generating a total revenue of 1.75 billion US dollars.

Editor: Mo Hong'e

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