Angkor revenue up from due to price hike

Multiple news reports write that tourist revenue for the Angkor temples is up significantly, due in no small part to the revised ticket pricing put into effect earlier this year.

Revenue from ticket sales to foreigners visiting Cambodia’s Angkor archeological park rose to 45.9 million U.S. dollars in the first five months of 2017, up 64 percent compared to the same period last year, according to an official report released on Thursday.

The ancient park welcomed 1.09 million international tourists during the January-May period this year, up 12 percent over the same period last year, said the report of the state-owned Angkor Enterprise.

Source: Ticket revenue in Cambodia’s Angkor park up in 5 months – Xinhua | English.news.cn

See also: Angkor Wat tickets bag $60m (Khmer Times, 02 June 2017)

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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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