Cambodian tourism increases by 16%

24 February 2011 | Posted in Blog

Tourism Rebounds Strongly Visitors to the Angkor Wat temple complex in Siem Reap Cambodia increased 35% in January, as reported by the Cambodia Daily this morning. The total number of visitors to the temples in 2010 was 1.15million. In 2010 the total number of tourists arriving in Cambodia increased by 16% to 2.5million. Arrivals by air increased 17%. Ho Vandy, the Minister for Tourism is quoted as saying ‘We still lack flights carrying tourists from one area to another area. We need diversity in tourism.’ Currently most visitors fly to Siem Reap in Cambodia and may choose to fly back out to Bangkok. Only 7% of tourists arriving in Cambodia go to the south coast. It is an untapped growth market. Flights from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh and Ream airport on the south coast are essential to help achieve this.