More than 450,000 tourists on the move in June in Cambodia, but only 1,000 foreign tourists

Golden Chinese lion statues sit at the center of Cambodia’s Sihanoukville seaside casino town. Image: Twitter. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

PHNOM PENH, Jun 25, 2020, The Khmer Times. For the first three week of June, more than 450,000 Cambodians and other residents of the Kingdom visited tourist destinations throughout the country, said Tourism Minister Thong Khon, The Khmer Times reported.

He said that the total number was 452,692, an increase of 7.24 percent over the same three weeks in May.

The number of local tourists was 441,397, an increase of 6.61 percent and foreign tourists of 1,295, an increase of 39.34 percent.

Khon added that the coastal provinces (especially Kampot and Kep) remain the most popular destinations. They attracted nearly 50 percent of total internal tourists. Siem Reap continued to show signs of recovery as tourism businesses, hotels, guesthouses and restaurants reopened.

“With the resumption of the internal tourism movement, the Ministry of Tourism has strengthened its cooperation with the local authorities and the private sector to promote tourism safety measures for six businesses to prevent the spread of the disease, which includes services, accommodation, restaurants, transportation, land transportation, transportation, waterways, resorts and tourist communities,” he said.

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