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Chinese tourist arrivals up 28%

Chinese tourist arrivals up 28%

More than 52,000 Chinese visited Cambodia between January and April 2008, a 28 percent increase over the same period last year, according to the Ministry of Tourism. Tourism minister Thong Khon said on July 21 that Cambodia hoped to benefit from larger numbers of Chinese traveling overseas. “By 2020 an estimated 100 million Chinese are expected to travel the world. If we can share in just five percent, we’ve got five million Chinese tourists,” he said. Tourism is one of the few viable industries in Cambodia, which expects to have three million foreign visitors by 2010.

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