Cambodia Expects to Welcome 8 Million Chinese Tourists by 2030

News in Asia
Cambodia Expects to Welcome 8 Million Chinese Tourists by 2030

Over two million Chinese tourists visited Cambodia in 2018, a significant 70% increase compared to 2017. Will the trend persist in 2019?

The total number of foreign tourists arrivals to Cambodia in 2018 reached 6.2 million visitors, as reported by Minister of Tourism. Thus the Chinese account to almost one third of the total number of travellers. While the growth rate of the Chinese arrivals is striking, the total growth is much more modest yet impressive – 11% on year-to-year bases. In 2017, the Kingdom received some 5.6 million tourists from overseas with the Chinese constituing about 1.2 million of the total number.

By 2020, Cambodia plans to get three million travellers from China, five million – by 2025 and whooping 8 million – by 2030. For now, the Chinese are a big opportunity for the whole tourism sector of Cambodia. They also usher in some great investment opportunities and the country definitely will jupm at it. 

Cambodia is going to encourage China to introduce more direct flights between the two countries. The Kongdom is putting a lot of effort to improve their hospitality sector, and strengthening services. 

The only dark cloud on the horizon of Chinese tourism to Cambodia is that the overwhelming majority of Chinese travellers tend to use services provided by the Chinese operators. It means that so-called zero tours make people involved in hospitality industry in Cambodia face a huge problem inevitably provoking negative reaction to the latest travel trends.

  

Source

News

TRIBHUM, A New Walkthrough Adventure in Phuket

A recently opened Phuket's new themed park 'Tribhum: The Mystical Three Worlds' transports visitors to a mystical realm of Siamese legend and fantasy. A 3D walkthrough adventure theme park and the island's newest tourist attraction is located in front of the Floresta Zone of Central Phuket in Phuket Town.

24 February 2019

Miss World Pageant Comes to Thailand for the First Time

Thailand will host the 69th edition of the Miss World Pageant contest. As it was announced last week, the month-long festival and final will take place in Thailand in December this year at Phaya Thai Palace in Bangkok

24 February 2019

Star Alliance Partners with Scyscanner, Gives Major Makeover to Its Website

Now visitor of Star Alliance website get access to search for flights, airfares and direct bookings thanks to the partnership between one of the largest global airline alliances and Skyscanner, a travel metasearch engine.

23 February 2019