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Angkor Resort receives just 400,000 tourists in first nine months

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Angkor sees less and less foreign tourists, no thanks to flight bans and travel restrictions. AKP

Angkor Archaeological Park in Siem Reap province welcomed in total 396,241 foreign tourists in the first nine months of this year, earning $18,456,307.

The figures were shared by the Angkor Enterprise, the state-owned institution in charge of Angkor income management, in a press release made public here this morning.

The number for foreign visitors shows a sharp decrease of 76.17 percent while the income dropped by 75.17 percent compared to the same period last year, it pointed out.

Of the income, it added, more than $792,482 was donated to Cambodia Kantha Bopha Foundation to support the humanitarian activities of Kantha Bopha Children’s Hospitals.

In September alone, the Angkor entrance tickets were sold to 2,948 foreign visitors, generating $124,296 as income, a year-on-year decline of 97.34 percent and 97.45 percent, respectively.

Moreover, during the first nine months, a total of 8,914 foreign tourists visited Koh Ker Temple in Preah Vihear province, and some $89,140 was generated from ticket sales.

Cambodia’s tourism sector, like that of other countries around the world, has been being seriously affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Phal Sophanith – AKP

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