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PHNOM PENH, Feb. 1 (Xinhua) – Tourism Minister Thong Khon has confirmed that international tourists are visiting Cambodia totaled 6,610,592 in 2019, an increase of 6.6% compared to 2018.

The Minister of Tourism said that despite the challenges of the global economy, Cambodia has maintained a steady growth in tourist arrivals But peace, good political stability ensure the safety of tourists under the wise leadership of Samdech Hun Sen Government of Cambodia.

Minister of Tourism Thong Khon said that in 2019, Cambodia received 6.61 million international tourists, an increase of 6.6% compared to 2018 and There were 2.01 million foreign tourists in the country, a growth of 2.01% compared to 2018, ”he said.

Minister of Tourism Thong Khon said that the number of international tourists visited priority areas (2019 compared to 2018) The country received 4,404,895 international tourists, accounting for 55.8 percent of the total, up 22 percent from 2018. Siem Reap Angkor received 2,205,697 international tourists, accounting for 27.9% of the total, down 14.9% year-on-year. 2018. The coastal region received 1,204,374 international tourists, accounting for 15.3 percent of the total, up 37.3 percent from 2018. More than 81,588 international tourists are visiting the region, accounting for 1% of the total, up 8.6% year on year. 2018. The region received 54,606 international tourists, down 3.5% from the year before 2019.

The number of foreign tourists arriving in Cambodia included 2,361,849 Chinese tourists, an increase of 16.7 per cent, he said. – Vietnam 908,803, increased by 13.6% 3 – Thailand, 466,493, increased by 22%; 254,874, down 15.5% 6-US 248,863 down 0.8% 7-Japan 207,636 down 1.3% Malaysia: 203,008 people 9% 9- France 164,117, down by 3.9% 10-UK 163,177, up 0.5%. Tourism Minister Thong Khon said that in 2015, domestic tourist arrivals were about 11.5 million, an increase of 2.1% compared to 2018.

The number of Cambodian tourists to overseas countries was 2,038,284, an increase of 2.1%. However, he said that the Ministry of Tourism saw the country's tourism movement as very active – nothing to worry about In some countries, international tourists living in Cambodia are also enjoying their tours there Tourist destinations around Cambodia. He said tourism resorts across the country must jointly implement measures to stabilize the country's tourism industry. (Editing by: Thida)