Siem Reap sees significant growth in arrivals

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International tourists visit one of Angkor Thom gates recently. TOURISM MINISTRY

Siem Reap province has seen an impressive increase in the number of tourists arriving. Up to 16 inbound flights arrive per day, bringing up to 1,400 passengers, according to figures provided by the Ministry of Tourism.

The ministry said that in the January-October period, Siem Reap received a total of 1,792,549 visitors, more than eight times as many as the same period last year. 169,349 of the guests were international visitors, an increase of over twenty times.

 

Cambodia, like most nations, applied strict measures against Covid-19, with strict border control and lockdowns in certain areas in the country during the peak of the pandemic. The government reopened the Kingdom in November last year.

“There are 15 or 16 flights arriving per day, bringing in around 1,300 or 1,400 international tourists every day. An additional 600-700 international tourists also arrive daily in the province via land borders,” said Ngov Seng Kak, director of the Siem Reap provincial department of tourism.

Across the country, more than 1.57 million international visitors were recorded in the first ten months of the year. Nearly 11 million Cambodians also travelled during this period.