via Xinhua, 01 November 2019: The tourism slump in Angkor continues averaging 14% down from the previous year – but the problem may be more severe as the figures from October alone is down 24%! However a more resent story (see below) also shows that tourism numbers to Cambodia is up 10%, so maybe people are just going to Angkor less.
Cambodia has seen a 13.7-percent decrease in the number of foreign tourists to the famed Angkor Archeological Park during the first 10 months of 2019, said an official statement on Friday.
The ancient site attracted 1.8 million foreign visitors during the January-October period this year, down 13.7 percent over the same period last year, said the state-owned Angkor Enterprise’s statement.
It added that the Southeast Asian nation made gross revenue of 80.7 million U.S. dollars from ticket sales to the foreigners visiting the park during the first 10 months of the year, down 14 percent over the same period last year.
In October alone, the Angkor received 141,494 foreigners earning 6.36 million dollars from ticket sales, down 25 percent and 24 percent, respectively compared to the same month last year, it said.