Tourism industry is developed in Cambodia. Cambodia Tourism Ministry in their latest data register said that in ten months time frame in 2011, there are 2.3 millions foreign tourists visited the country. “This number raised 15 percent than in the same period last year,” said Ministry party, as reported by Xinhua in Tuesday (6/12/2011).
From the amount, 50 percent of foreign tourists used air transportation to come to Cambodia. 47 percent use land way. Rest of them used ship.
In the contrary, at the same period, the amount of foreign tourists in Thailand from Cambodia, was decreasing. The decreasing reached 26 percent, consisted of 91.350 people.
Meanwhile, along the period, 573.400 of Cambodia citizens visited abroad. The number increased 37 percent from previous position, 417.200 people in the same period last year.
Tourism industry is one of four pillars of economic support in Cambodia. In 2010, the sector was succeed inviting 2.5 millions foreign tourists. From the amount, Cambodia is success to reach income to USD 1.75 billions.