Cambodia reports $2.5 billion earnings from tourism

Source: Bangkok Post 20140415

While not exactly an archaeology story, the fact that most tourists who visit Cambodia go to Angkor makes this a relevant one to post here.

Source: Bangkok Post 20140415
Source: Bangkok Post 20140415

Cambodia earns $2.5bn from tourism
Bangkok Post, 15 April 2014

Sok An, head of the Office of the Council of Ministers, said the number of foreign tourists to Cambodia has been steadily increasing from only around 120,000 in 1993 to more than 4.2 million in 2013, most of them visitors to Cambodian cultural heritage sites such as the Angkor Wat temples.

Last year’s income from tourism accounted for around 16% of the nation’s gross domestic product and provided jobs directly to about 400,000 people, Sok An said.

Full story here.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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