Phnom Penh: For the two weeks of July 2020, touristsA total of 313,300 domestic tourists visited the country, an increase of 1.67% compared to the last two weeks of June. There were 307,809 national visitors, an increase of 2.54% and 5491 foreign visitors, a decrease of 30.89%. This is according to His Excellency Dr. Thong Khon, Minister of Tourism.

According to the weekly tourist changes, the Ministry of Tourism observed that the number of domestic tourists seems to be at a constant level and the total number of tourists Around 60-65,000 people per month, a decrease of 35-40% compared to before the 19-crisis Kovid. The stability of the above numbers may be due to the rainy season.
His Excellency Minister Thong Khon continued that young tourists like to go on adventure trips to ecotourism areas.



Meanwhile, Siem Reap, which used to be a major tourist destination, has not been able to attract tourists like before Kovid. Tourist events are not yet allowed to attract visitors other than visiting the temple, and some special entertainment services on Pub Street are not yet allowed. There is a resumption, while the destination of Siem Reap is the destination where guests must stay for at least one night, unlike some other destination provinces that guests can visit Return in the evening.

In the event that Siem Reap recovers similarly to other provinces, the number of domestic tourists may jump to 80-85%, a decrease of only 20-25% if Compare before Covid-19.
Cambodia hopes that the number of domestic tourists will rise again in August as the Royal Government decides to have a long holiday And in September, the Pchum Ben season arrives, while the following months are full of holidays, and the situation of Kovid 19 may be even worse. Easier than this.

The Minister stated that in tourism, staff and managers pay attention to the implementation of health and tourism safety rules better. .
By: Panhasak