Cambodia Expects To Welcome One Million Tourists In 2022

Update: Jun 21, 2022

According to a news statement from Cambodia's Ministry of Tourism on the state of the tourism sector, the situation is improving and is predicted to recover to pre-pandemic levels in 2023 for domestic trips, with 11 million expected, and 2025 for international visitors, with seven million expected.

The ministry also released its tourism data for the first four months of 2022, stating that Cambodia received 241,485 international tourists, up 191.5 percent year on year, and logged 5.04 million domestic trips, up 161.5 percent over last year's figures.

International tourists visited in droves, with 131,864 arriving by air, a 243.9 percent increase, and 106,614 arriving by land, a 135.6 percent increase.

According to the ministry, tourist numbers are expected to recover "rapidly" from August, and Cambodia's primary tourism markets include ASEAN, East Asia, the United States, and the European Union.

Thourn Sinan, chairman of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Cambodia branch, said he agreed with the ministry's prognosis, with the proviso that a deadlier strain of Covid-19 could resurface, and the crisis between Russia and Ukraine could worsen.

He remarked that the reopening of borders between neighboring nations ensured that the projections would be met without difficulty.