Cambodia attracted 1.7 million Chinese tourists during the first eight months of 2019, up 33% over the same period last year, according to its Tourism Ministry's latest report.
The report showed that China remained the largest source of foreign visitors to the Southeast Asian nation, accounting for 39% of the total foreign arrivals to the country during the January-August period this year.
"We hope to attract about 2.6 million Chinese tourists in 2019, 3 million in 2020, 5 million in 2025 and up to 8 million in 2030," Cambodian Tourism Minister Thong Khon said.
According to the report, a total of 4.36 million international tourists traveled to Cambodia during the first eight months of this year, up 10.4% over the same period last year.
Last year, Cambodia received 6.2 million foreign tourists including 2 million Chinese, earning gross revenue of 4.35 billion U.S. dollars, Thong Khon said, adding that tourism contributed 12.7% to the country's GDP (gross domestic product).
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