For the first two weeks of July 2020, more than 313,300 domestic tourists flocked to resorts across the country, an increase of 1.67% compared to the last two weeks of June .
According to Facebook on July 17, 2020, Mr. Thong Khon stated that there were 307,809 national visitors, an increase of 2.54% and 5,491 foreign visitors, a decrease of 30.89%. .
Through the weekly change in tourists, he observed that the number of domestic tourists seems to be at a constant level and the total number of tourists is around 60-650,000 per month, a decrease of 35-40% compared to before the crisis. Kovid 19. He said the stability of the above numbers may be due to the rainy season.
At the same time, the Minister emphasized that young tourists like to travel in an adventure to the ecotourism area.
In addition, he stated that Siem Reap, which used to be a major tourist destination, has not been able to attract tourists like before Kovid, because Cambodia has not yet allowed the organization of tourism events to help attract visitors besides visiting the temple. Some entertainment services, especially on Pub Street, have not yet been reopened, while Siem Reap is a destination where guests must stay for at least one night, unlike other destinations where guests can return in the evening.
He added that in the case of Siem Reap, which is similar to other provinces, the number of domestic tourists may jump to 80-85%, a decrease of only 20-25% compared to before the 19 Kovid.
He 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 holiday season, while the following months are full of holidays. And the situation of Kovid 19 may be even better.
Responding to this issue, he also called on tourism staff and managers to pay attention to the implementation of health and tourism safety rules to better prevent the spread of Kovid 19. By: The Litho