1.3 Million Visitors Arrive in First Semester for 2011

About 1.3 million International visitors arrived in Cambodia in semester one in 2011 with an increase of 13.4 percent if comparing to the same period last year, Tourism Minister announced at a seminar this week. “It is expected that about 2.8 million tourists will pour in Cambodia in 2011,” H.E. Thong Kon said, adding that the number of tourists will increase to 3 million in 2012, 3.5 million in 2013, 4 million in 2014, and 4.5 million in 2015 respectively. “Importantly, Cambodia plans to receive 7 millions tourists in 2020 which will garner US$5,000-US$$ 10,000 million in revenue as expected to be generated annually, lifting the Kingdom to be one of the world-class tourist destinations in the world, according to Cambodia’s Minister or tourism H.E. Thong Khon speaking at the sum-up meeting of the clean resort competition and the tourist communities improvement seminar on August 16.