Cambodia’s famed Angkor sees 51 pc drop in foreign tourists in Q1

PHNOM PENH (Xinhua) – Cambodia’s famed Angkor Archaeological Park received 383,663 foreign tourists in the first quarter of 2020, down 51 per cent over the same period last year, said a statement yesterday.

The ancient park earned gross revenue of USD17.9 million from ticket sales during the January-March period this year, also down 50 per cent over the same period last year, said the state-owned Angkor Enterprise’s statement.

In March alone, the park welcomed 42,169 foreigners earning USD1.7 million from ticket sales, down 82 per cent and 84 per cent, respectively compared to the same month last year, it said.

The slump was due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Southeast Asian country has so far recorded 109 confirmed cases of the virus, with 25 cured.