Thursday, August 02, 2007
Cambodia achieves 19.9% increase in visitor arrivals for Jan-June ¡®07
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: Z.Z
For the first six months of 2007, Cambodia’s international visitor arrivals increased 19.91 percent to reach 975,349. The Siem Reap Province alone attracted 615,445 visitors or 63.1 percent of the total share. Meanwhile, Phnom Penh and other destinations had brought in a total of 359,903 visitors, accounting for 36.90 percent of the total.
The latest figures for June also reveal that 66.56 percent of visitors arrived in Cambodia by air, which is 35.8 percent higher than the previous year. This includes flights scheduled through the Phnom Penh and Siem Reap International Airport, which attracted 26.3 percent and 40.26 percent of total visitors respectively.
Taiwan achieved a 78.39 percent increase in its visitor numbers to Cambodia, while inbound visitors from Vietnam jumped 63 percent. Visitors from China on the other hand also increased 57.52 percent as did visitors from Thailand which grew 27.22 percent. Arrivals from Malaysia also increased 11.14 percent.