According to UNWTO World Tourism Barometer’s August Interim Update, international tourist arrivals increased by 7% for the first half of this year. The growth is led by Asia Pacific with 14%. Cambodia tourist arrivals are up 12%.
Asian countries such as Sri Lanka (49%), Japan (36%), Vietnam (35%) and Myanmar (35%) registered strong results, propelling Asia to become the second-most visited region in the world. The positive growth rates, together with the improving global economy, suggest that year-end results may exceed UNWTO’s forecast of 3% to 4%.