Tourism in Cambodia

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Every year, more than 1 million tourists visit Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Tourism in Cambodia is one of the most important sectors in Cambodia's economy. In 2013, tourism arrivals increased by 17.5 percent year on year, with business travelers increasing 47 percent.[1]

Statistics[edit]

Annual statistics[edit]

Tourists in Angkor Wat.
Beach in Sihanoukville
Year Tourism Arrivals changes references
2016 5,011,712 Increase 4.95% [2]
2015 4,775,231 Increase 6.1% [3]
2014 4,502,775 Increase 7.0% [4]
2013 4,210,165 Increase 17.5% [5]
2012 3,584,307 Increase 24.4% [6]
2011 2,881,862 Increase 14.9% [7]
2010 2,508,289 Increase 16.0% [8]
2009 2,161,577 Increase 1.7% [9]
2008 2,125,465 Increase 1.5% [10]
2007 2,015,128 Increase 18.5% [11]
2006 1,700,041 Increase 19.6% [12]
2005 1,421,615 Increase 34.7% [13]
2004 1,055,202 Increase 50.5% [14]

Ranking of International Visitor arrivals in Cambodia[edit]

Rank Country or territory 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
*  ASEAN 2,121,220 2,097,758 1,918,130 1,831,507 1,514,267 1,101,111
1  Vietnam* 959,663 987,792 905,801 854,104 763,136 614,090
2  China 830,003 694,712 560,335 463,123 333,894 247,197
3  Thailand* 398,081 349,908 279,457 221,259 201,422 116,758
4  Laos* 369,335 405,359 460,191 414,531 254,022 128,525
5  South Korea 357,194 395,259 424,424 435,009 411,491 342,810
6  United States 238,658 217,510 191,366 184,964 173,076 153,953
7  Japan 191,577 193,330 215,788 206,932 179,327 161,804
8  United Kingdom 159,489 154,265 133,306 123,919 110,182 104,052
9  Malaysia* 152,843 149,389 144,437 130,704 116,764 102,929
10  France 150,294 145,724 141,052 131,486 121,175 117,408
11  Australia 146,806 134,748 134,167 132,028 117,729 105,010
12  Germany 108,784 94,040 84,143 81,565 72,537 63,398
13  Philippines* 108,032 84,677 93,475 118,999 97,487 70,718
14  Singapore* 70,556 67,669 65,855 57,808 53,184 47,594
15  Canada 60,715 56,834 52,264 50,867 47,829 42,462
16  Russia 53,164 55,500 108,601 131,675 99,750 67,747

* Country in ASEAN

Travel warnings due to political violence[edit]

On Friday, 20 September 2013 the Australian government issued a travel advisory on Cambodia concerning 'civil unrest/political tension ongoing political protests' saying 'We advise Australians to exercise a high degree of caution in Phnom Penh in light of the discovery of two improvised explosive devices in the city on 13 September 2013 and the expectation that protest activity in Phnom Penh may continue. We continue to advise Australians to exercise normal safety precautions elsewhere in Cambodia.'[16]

International marketing slogan[edit]

Tourists inside the Royal Palace complex.

The main marketing slogan for promoting Cambodia internationally is the "Kingdom of Wonder Feel the Warmth".[citation needed]

Popular locations[edit]

See also[edit]

Art and culture[edit]

Nature and sports[edit]

Language[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Calderon, Justin (6 May 2013). "Asia Hotels In Investor Spotlight". Inside Investor. Retrieved 6 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Tourism Statistics Report" (PDF). Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  3. ^ "Tourism Statistics Report" (PDF). Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  4. ^ "Cambodia closes 2014 with 7% growth". Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  5. ^ http://www.tourismcambodia.org/images/mot/statistic_reports/tourism_statistics_annual_report_2013.pdf
  6. ^ http://www.tourismcambodia.org/images/mot/statistic_reports/tourism_statistics_annual_report_2012.pdf
  7. ^ Cambodia Plus. "Statistic Tourist 2011". Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  8. ^ "Statistic Tourist 2010". Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  9. ^ "Statistic Tourist 2009". Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  10. ^ "Statistic Tourist 2008". Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  11. ^ "Statistic Tourist 2007". Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  12. ^ "Statistic Tourist 2006". Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  13. ^ "Statistic Tourist 2005". Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  14. ^ "My Site". Retrieved 11 June 2015. 
  15. ^ "Statistics and Tourism Information Department, MOT". tourismcambodia.org. Retrieved 22 January 2017. 
  16. ^ "Cambodia". Retrieved 11 June 2015. 

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