Cambodia: Tourism sector to recover in 2021

(MENAFN) A spokesperson for the Ministry of Tourism stated on Monday, October 19 that Cambodia foresees that worldwide tourists to its famous Angkor Archeological Park will begin to recover slowly from next year if coronavirus vaccines are obtainable.

Angkor Archeological Park, the kingdom's main tourist destination, has seen a massive fall in foreign visitors during the first nine months of 2020 because of the COVID-19 that has obliged the country to force entry constraints for all international tourists since March.

According to an Angkor Enterprise's statement, the world heritage spot, which is situated in northwest Siem Reap province, got 396,241 international tourists throughout the January-September period of 2020, dropped 76 percent over the same period of 2019.

The antique site earned USD18.45 million in income from ticket sales throughout the first nine months of 2020, also fell 75 percent year-on-year, the statement revealed.


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