The tourism sector attracted $777 million in 2004 and was responsible for a 12 percent
share of the country's GDP, said Lay Prohas, the Minister of Tourism (MoT).
In the first three months of 2005, Cambodia received 387,908 arrivals, an increase
of 52 percent compared to 2004, Prohas said at the ministry's annual conference at
Sihanoukville on May 2.
He said ASIANA Airline flights from Seoul to Siem Reap and charter flights from Japan
helped increase the number of visitors from both countries.
The MoT predicted that the tourism sector will continue to grow by 25 to 30 percent
They estimated that in 2006, the number of visitors coming to the Kingdom will reach