Logo of Phnom Penh Post newspaper Phnom Penh Post - Tourism climbs during Khmer New Year

Tourism climbs during Khmer New Year

A Chinese tourist gets a massage at a beach in Sihanoukville in 2017.
A Chinese tourist gets a massage at a beach in Sihanoukville in 2017. Sahiba Chawdhary

Tourism climbs during Khmer New Year

Cambodia's tourism numbers increased by 23 percent during the 2018 Khmer New Year holiday, which spanned from April 13 through April 16 this year, when compared to the same four-day holiday last year, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Tourism.

In a Facebook post, the tourism ministry said on Tuesday that the total number of local and international tourists to travel within Cambodia during Khmer New Year reached 5.1 million this year. Local tourists amounted to more than 5 million, while international tourists accounted for fewer than 100,000 of the total travellers recorded during the holiday.

The ministry did not include its methodology for recording these statistics in its post.

MOST VIEWED

  • Phnom Penh’s Jet’s Container Night Market shuts down

    The famous Jet’s Container Night Market in central Phnom Penh has shut down due to the high cost of the land rental, company representatives claim. Jet’s Container Night Market is the largest such market in Phnom Penh. It operated for just over two

  • Hun Sen rejects ‘rift’ rumours spread by ‘stupid gangsters’

    Prime Minister Hun Sen on Wednesday denied a “rift” among top leaders of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), and rejected claims that Senate president Say Chhum and Interior Minister Sar Kheng were set to be removed from their positions as rumours spread by “gangsters”.

  • EU ambassador to Cambodia: Rights a ‘work in progress’

    The EU ambassador to Cambodia has called human rights “a work in progress” and said the 28-nation bloc has “carefully” noted last week’s statement by the government on taking further steps to strengthen democracy and the political sphere in the Kingdom. The EU marked

  • Assembly passes amendment to Political Party Law Article 45

    The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously approved a proposed amendment to Article 45 of the Law on Political Parties in a move that could pave the way for former senior opposition leaders banned for five years to return to the political stage. As expected, the 115 ruling