Minister of Tourism Thong Khon: Two Days of Weekend, Over 250, 000 Internal Tourists, Went out for Trip, increased by 25%

(Phnom Penh): His Excellency Minister of Tourism Thong Khon expressed that for two days of this weekend – from 25 – 26 December 2021, there were a total of 253, 621 tourists who went out for tour at tourism resorts, of which national tourists were 242, 986, and internal foreign tourists were 10, 635.

The minister stressed the number of tourists increased by 24.7% compared to last weekend.

The main tourist destinations are:

  • The capital of Phnom Penh had 55, 084.
  • Preah Sihanouk province had 45, 843.
  • Siem Reap province had 25, 390.
  • Pursat province had 23, 597.
  • Kampot province had 21, 589.
  • Battambang province had 13, 954.
  • Mondulkiri province had 11, 680.

Minister added that the private sector and tour operators had taken the opportunity from the celebration of Christmas or Christmas to attract tourists by decorating their business bases as well as creating promotions. In particular, for the celebration of the New Year next weekend, the booking rate is high in major provinces such as Kep, Kampot, and Mondulkiri, where more than 80% of the rooms have been booked so far, as the target provinces: Sihanoukville, Koh Kong, Siem Reap, Battambang, and Ratanakkiri also have high rates.

He added the capital and provincial administrations are preparing to decorate the city and town to welcome the New Year and attract tourists, as well as countdown at some important locations. The Ministry of Tourism and the Departments of Tourism have continued to remind tour operators, the private sector, and tourists to strictly implement the tourism safety measures and SOP to prevent the eventual spread of COVID-19, especially on the occasion of the Global New Year.