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Arrivals up 20 percent

Arrivals up 20 percent

The number of tourists visiting Cambodia jumped nearly 20 percent to 1.7 million

in 2006, the Ministry of Tourism said in its Tourism Statistics Annual Report released

February 7. South Koreans made up the largest group of visitors with 285,353, followed

by Japan with 158,353 and the US with 123,847. European visitors comprised 18.48

percent of the total, with the UK, France and Germany the leading European countries.


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