Tourism Minister: Chinese Tourists Rank Top This Year

Chinese tourists are ranking top among the foreign visitors to Cambodia this year by replacing their Vietnamese counterparts, while the number of other foreign tourists is also on a rise, Cambodian Minister of Tourism H.E Thong Khon was quoted by a local media as saying yesterday.

During the first two months of this year, Cambodia has achieved a two-digit tourism growth while during the same period last year, foreign arrivals increased only by 5 percent, he underlined.

The Ministry of Tourism has been carrying out the ASEAN Standards, such as green hotel, clean city, standard services and so on to attract tourists.

Last year, Cambodia welcomed over 5 million foreign tourists, up 5 percent compared with the previous year.

Cambodia is expected to attract some 5.4 million foreign tourists this year and 7 million in 2020 � the effort that will bring about a total revenue of around US$5 billion and generate about one million direct jobs.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press