via VOD English, 02 December 2019: The downward trend for tourism in Angkor this year continues with the latest quarterly figure.
The numbers of visitors to and overall ticket revenues from Angkor Archaeological Park has dropped by about 14 percent in the first 11 months of this year compared to the same period in 2018, the park’s state-run operator said on Sunday.
At the same time, Cambodia’s largest group of international visitors to the park, Chinese tourists, declined 44 percent in October compared to the year prior, or by some 19 percent to about 750,000 arrivals year-on-year for January to October, according to figures from operator Angkor Enterprise.
Ticket sales to Angkor park — home of the Unesco World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat, the nation’s most famous tourist attraction — from January to November this year totaled under $90 million, down from more than $104 million in the same period in 2018, Angkor Enterprise said.
The number of foreign tourists declined from more than 2.3 million to just under 2 million in the same 11-month span.