Vietnam ranks first among international visitors to Cambodia

VOV.VN - Cambodia received 143,300 arrivals from Vietnam during the initial six months of the year, up 1,959.2% compared to the same period from last year.

With a 20-fold increase, Vietnam had the highest number of tourists to Cambodia in the first half, leaving Thailand and China behind in second and third positions, respectively.

According to Cambodia’s Ministry of Tourism, Cambodia has welcomed over 506,760 foreign arrivals over the past six months, rising by 394.1% from a year earlier and marking a drop of 8.4% from the same period in 2019.

Last year the total number of international visitors fell by 84.96% from 2020, with the figure dropping from 1,306,143 to 196,495 arrivals, far lower than the record of over 6.6 million arrivals set in 2019.

Last year foreign tourism brought in US$184 million to Cambodia, a sharp reduction in comparison to US$1 billion in 2020 and US$4.9 billion in 2019.