ministry reported tourist arrivals increased by 9.7% during the
first quarter of the year to reach 1.86 million.
Arrivals at three gateway airports, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and
Sihanoukville reached 1.29 million with overland and sea arrivals
making up the balance.
Khmer Times reported details of the tourism ministry’s tourist
headcount stating it showed Chinese visits during the first quarter
reached 683,4367 up by a massive 35.1%.
The increase in Chinese visits bucks the negative trend
monitored by neighbouring Thailand and Vietnam during the first
three months of the year. Most Asian countries have also seen a
slowdown in visits from China, although it still remains the
largest single supplier for Southeast Asia.
According to Khmer Times, Vietnamese tourists ranked second with
186,863 visits, followed by Laos with 121,489, Thailand with 97,942
and South Korea with 95,719 tourists.
Just over 1 million visitors made Phnom Penh the starting point
of their Cambodia tour while Siem Reap saw 787,900 foreign
tourists. Coastal provinces such as Preah Sihanouk, Kep, Kampot and
Koh Kong received 303,285 tourists.
Read the full article at TTR Weekly: https://www.ttrweekly.com/site/2019/05/more-chinese-visiting-cambodia/
Source: FS – All-Travel destinations-News2
More Chinese visiting Cambodia